A Quiet Life in the Country by T E Kinsey is the first book in the Lady Hardcastle Mystery Series. The story takes place in 1908 and Lady Hardcastle and her maid Flo have just moved to the country outside of London. One morning as they are on a walk to investigate their new area they come upon a dead body in the woods. As the police investigate the murder, Lady Hardcastle and Flo also begin their own investigation. There are references to the past of Lady Hardcastle and Flo that point to past experiences in investigations.
I loved the banter between Lady Hardcastle and Flo. I am really looking forward to getting to know these characters more and learn more about their pasts and why they have moved to the country. The book has a light, humorous tone which I really enjoyed and which set it apart from a lot of other cozy mysteries.