Book Review. The Fatal Flying Affair by T. E. Kinsey

For the past year or so I have been falling in love with the Lady Hardcastle mysteries. They are so fun to read. The dialogue is one of my favourite parts of the stories. I just love good dialogue.

The Fatal Flying Affair is the latest book to have been published and unfortunately, I didn’t like the story. I found it flimsy. Initially I thought there’s going to be more to this, but there wasn’t. All of the usual parts of this series I love were there – the dialogue, the humour and the long words I had to look up in a dictionary and so I enjoyed The Fatal Flying Affair, but on finishing the book I felt disappointed in the overall plot. Maybe when I read it again, I will feel differently.

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an ebook copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

August 1911. Emily Hardcastle and her inimitable lady’s maid Florence Armstrong are enjoying a fine summer until Harry, Lady H’s brother, turns up out of the blue with a mystery for them to solve.

A routine parachute test at a local aeroplane factory has gone horribly wrong—with pilot Dickie Dupree plummeting to his death. Harry is certain there is more to this ‘tragic accident’ than meets the eye, having discovered that someone at the airfield is leaking top secret intelligence to foreign rivals.

In between strolls to the Dog & Duck and planning for the annual village show, the daring duo dust off the Crime Board and go undercover at Bristol Aviation. With international powers investing heavily in aeronautics, the stakes are high—sky high—and the suspects soon mount up.

Can Lady Hardcastle find the culprit before someone else falls down dead?

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