Lady Helena Investigates (Scott-De Quincy Mysteries #1)

Lady Helena Investigates (Scott-De Quincy Mysteries #1)

A reluctant lady sleuth finds she?s investigating her own family. Step into Lady Helena Whitcombe?s world with the first novel in a series that will blend family saga and mystery-driven action with a slow-burn romance in seven unputdownable investigations. 1881, Sussex. Lady Helena Scott-De Quincy?s marriage to Sir Justin Whitcombe, three years before, gave new purpose to a A reluctant lady sleuth finds she?s investigating her own family. Step into Lady Helena Whitcombe?s...

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  • Trish
    Mar 27, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...

    This is a very solid, enjoyable novel. The type of cozy mystery that you can curl up with on a rainy day, and have a nice time. I?m hoping the author continues this story in some way. And I may even read some of her other novels, soon! 3.5 stars, and recommended to anyone who loves ...

    I really enjoyed this historical fiction mystery. Lady Helena finds herself a young, but wealthy widow struggling to prove to those around her, particularly her brother and older sisters, that she is capable of being independent and does not need to be married off again posthaste. Th...

    I haven't enjoyed historical fiction this much in years. While I was once a voracious reader and watcher of all things period and historical romance, I've since abandoned it for fantasy and it's many sub-genres. This year I decided to pick up historical titles again, which led me to Hi...

    When we first meet Lady Helena of Lady Helena Investigates, she has just lost her beloved husband, Sir Justin Whitcombe. Her brothers and sisters have begun inserting themselves in her life and planning her future. When she meets her husband's physician, Armand Fortier, she is shocked ...

  • Alisha
    Aug 03, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...

    This is a very solid, enjoyable novel. The type of cozy mystery that you can curl up with on a rainy day, and have a nice time. I?m hoping the author continues this story in some way. And I may even read some of her other novels, soon! 3.5 stars, and recommended to anyone who loves ...

    I really enjoyed this historical fiction mystery. Lady Helena finds herself a young, but wealthy widow struggling to prove to those around her, particularly her brother and older sisters, that she is capable of being independent and does not need to be married off again posthaste. Th...

    I haven't enjoyed historical fiction this much in years. While I was once a voracious reader and watcher of all things period and historical romance, I've since abandoned it for fantasy and it's many sub-genres. This year I decided to pick up historical titles again, which led me to Hi...

    When we first meet Lady Helena of Lady Helena Investigates, she has just lost her beloved husband, Sir Justin Whitcombe. Her brothers and sisters have begun inserting themselves in her life and planning her future. When she meets her husband's physician, Armand Fortier, she is shocked ...

    Imagine Silent in the Grave had been written with Lady Julia Grey as an easily bullied and extremely nave young woman, one who cannot even stand up to her baby brother or a haranguing, fault-finding elder sister. Further imagine that talented author Deanna Rayburn had substituted a f...

    Lady Helena having recently lost her husband had to come to grips with life and what it had to offer her, she was willingly allowing the rest of her family to treat her as a child. She needed to grow some backbone to deal with her brother was trying his best to ride rough shoes over he...

    2.5 stars; more of a historical slow burn romance than a mystery. I would recommend this book to those who like slow burn romances and historical fiction surrounding English aristocracy; I likely would have enjoyed it a lot more had I not been expecting a murder mystery. Lady Helena...

    I enjoyed this introductory book to the forthcoming Lady Helena series. The characters were entertaining and I look forward to following them in future installments. Lady Helena is newly widowed and surrounded by a multitude of older siblings (it's a bit difficult to keep track of t...

  • Sue
    May 21, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...

    This is a very solid, enjoyable novel. The type of cozy mystery that you can curl up with on a rainy day, and have a nice time. I?m hoping the author continues this story in some way. And I may even read some of her other novels, soon! 3.5 stars, and recommended to anyone who loves ...

    I really enjoyed this historical fiction mystery. Lady Helena finds herself a young, but wealthy widow struggling to prove to those around her, particularly her brother and older sisters, that she is capable of being independent and does not need to be married off again posthaste. Th...

    I haven't enjoyed historical fiction this much in years. While I was once a voracious reader and watcher of all things period and historical romance, I've since abandoned it for fantasy and it's many sub-genres. This year I decided to pick up historical titles again, which led me to Hi...

    When we first meet Lady Helena of Lady Helena Investigates, she has just lost her beloved husband, Sir Justin Whitcombe. Her brothers and sisters have begun inserting themselves in her life and planning her future. When she meets her husband's physician, Armand Fortier, she is shocked ...

    Imagine Silent in the Grave had been written with Lady Julia Grey as an easily bullied and extremely nave young woman, one who cannot even stand up to her baby brother or a haranguing, fault-finding elder sister. Further imagine that talented author Deanna Rayburn had substituted a f...

    Lady Helena having recently lost her husband had to come to grips with life and what it had to offer her, she was willingly allowing the rest of her family to treat her as a child. She needed to grow some backbone to deal with her brother was trying his best to ride rough shoes over he...

    2.5 stars; more of a historical slow burn romance than a mystery. I would recommend this book to those who like slow burn romances and historical fiction surrounding English aristocracy; I likely would have enjoyed it a lot more had I not been expecting a murder mystery. Lady Helena...

    I enjoyed this introductory book to the forthcoming Lady Helena series. The characters were entertaining and I look forward to following them in future installments. Lady Helena is newly widowed and surrounded by a multitude of older siblings (it's a bit difficult to keep track of t...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Aspidistra Press for allowing me to have early access to this book This is the first book in the series which follows Lady Helena after the burial of her second husband, Sir Justin Whitcome whose death seems to be due to an accidental drowning after trying...

    From the moment I started reading this book I could see that Lady Helena was going to face all manner of challenges, not the least of them coming from her own family. Author Jane Steen has done an excellent job of depicting life in nineteenth century England with all its social mores, ...

    Recently, I downloaded the Kindle version of Jane Steen?s ?Lady Helena Investigates? simple because I was in need of some light reading for adults. As you may know, I read a lot of middle grade and YA fiction. I enjoy historical fiction and good mysteries, especially when the cha...

    Lady Helena Investigates is my first introduction to Jane Steen's work. I am now a new fan! I loved this book. It is full of adventure, action, mystery, suspense and intriguing historical details. After reading it, I found myself buying more books to read by this author. Can not wait t...

    Thank you to Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Lady Helena is the youngest daughter of a large family. Her sisters are all much older than her and still call her 'baby'. So when her loving husband unexpectedly dies, Lady Helena is not over...

    After the death of Lady Helena?s first love, she lost herself and remained desolate until her future-husband managed to draw her out. Now that she is a widow, Lady Helena finds herself stronger than she ever thought. It is with this strength that she must face her overbearing fami...

    Lady Helena herself relates her story as the first-person narrator of this novel. I couldn?t put this book down, not because of the slight mystery in it, but because I cared so much about Lady Helena. It was like sipping a cup of tea with a dear friend while chatting about the latest...

    First I want to thank the author, her publisher and Goodreads. I won this in a recent Goodreads Giveaway. I hadn't read this author before and was very impressed with her writing style. A very entertaining historical mystery. What I found most enjoyable was the growth of the main chara...

    What an amazing book!! I loved every second of this one, even with all the characters [and BOY are there A LOT of characters in this one] and killings!! Lady Helena is the main character and she is recently widowed and also is dealing with the grief of losing her father as well. A...

  • Jane
    Feb 15, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

  • Peggy
    Jun 23, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...

    This is a very solid, enjoyable novel. The type of cozy mystery that you can curl up with on a rainy day, and have a nice time. I?m hoping the author continues this story in some way. And I may even read some of her other novels, soon! 3.5 stars, and recommended to anyone who loves ...

    I really enjoyed this historical fiction mystery. Lady Helena finds herself a young, but wealthy widow struggling to prove to those around her, particularly her brother and older sisters, that she is capable of being independent and does not need to be married off again posthaste. Th...

    I haven't enjoyed historical fiction this much in years. While I was once a voracious reader and watcher of all things period and historical romance, I've since abandoned it for fantasy and it's many sub-genres. This year I decided to pick up historical titles again, which led me to Hi...

    When we first meet Lady Helena of Lady Helena Investigates, she has just lost her beloved husband, Sir Justin Whitcombe. Her brothers and sisters have begun inserting themselves in her life and planning her future. When she meets her husband's physician, Armand Fortier, she is shocked ...

    Imagine Silent in the Grave had been written with Lady Julia Grey as an easily bullied and extremely nave young woman, one who cannot even stand up to her baby brother or a haranguing, fault-finding elder sister. Further imagine that talented author Deanna Rayburn had substituted a f...

    Lady Helena having recently lost her husband had to come to grips with life and what it had to offer her, she was willingly allowing the rest of her family to treat her as a child. She needed to grow some backbone to deal with her brother was trying his best to ride rough shoes over he...

    2.5 stars; more of a historical slow burn romance than a mystery. I would recommend this book to those who like slow burn romances and historical fiction surrounding English aristocracy; I likely would have enjoyed it a lot more had I not been expecting a murder mystery. Lady Helena...

    I enjoyed this introductory book to the forthcoming Lady Helena series. The characters were entertaining and I look forward to following them in future installments. Lady Helena is newly widowed and surrounded by a multitude of older siblings (it's a bit difficult to keep track of t...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Aspidistra Press for allowing me to have early access to this book This is the first book in the series which follows Lady Helena after the burial of her second husband, Sir Justin Whitcome whose death seems to be due to an accidental drowning after trying...

    From the moment I started reading this book I could see that Lady Helena was going to face all manner of challenges, not the least of them coming from her own family. Author Jane Steen has done an excellent job of depicting life in nineteenth century England with all its social mores, ...

    Recently, I downloaded the Kindle version of Jane Steen?s ?Lady Helena Investigates? simple because I was in need of some light reading for adults. As you may know, I read a lot of middle grade and YA fiction. I enjoy historical fiction and good mysteries, especially when the cha...

    Lady Helena Investigates is my first introduction to Jane Steen's work. I am now a new fan! I loved this book. It is full of adventure, action, mystery, suspense and intriguing historical details. After reading it, I found myself buying more books to read by this author. Can not wait t...

    Thank you to Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Lady Helena is the youngest daughter of a large family. Her sisters are all much older than her and still call her 'baby'. So when her loving husband unexpectedly dies, Lady Helena is not over...

    After the death of Lady Helena?s first love, she lost herself and remained desolate until her future-husband managed to draw her out. Now that she is a widow, Lady Helena finds herself stronger than she ever thought. It is with this strength that she must face her overbearing fami...

    Lady Helena herself relates her story as the first-person narrator of this novel. I couldn?t put this book down, not because of the slight mystery in it, but because I cared so much about Lady Helena. It was like sipping a cup of tea with a dear friend while chatting about the latest...

    First I want to thank the author, her publisher and Goodreads. I won this in a recent Goodreads Giveaway. I hadn't read this author before and was very impressed with her writing style. A very entertaining historical mystery. What I found most enjoyable was the growth of the main chara...

  • Jennifer
    Apr 02, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...

    This is a very solid, enjoyable novel. The type of cozy mystery that you can curl up with on a rainy day, and have a nice time. I?m hoping the author continues this story in some way. And I may even read some of her other novels, soon! 3.5 stars, and recommended to anyone who loves ...

    I really enjoyed this historical fiction mystery. Lady Helena finds herself a young, but wealthy widow struggling to prove to those around her, particularly her brother and older sisters, that she is capable of being independent and does not need to be married off again posthaste. Th...

    I haven't enjoyed historical fiction this much in years. While I was once a voracious reader and watcher of all things period and historical romance, I've since abandoned it for fantasy and it's many sub-genres. This year I decided to pick up historical titles again, which led me to Hi...

  • Jen
    Jun 06, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...

    This is a very solid, enjoyable novel. The type of cozy mystery that you can curl up with on a rainy day, and have a nice time. I?m hoping the author continues this story in some way. And I may even read some of her other novels, soon! 3.5 stars, and recommended to anyone who loves ...

    I really enjoyed this historical fiction mystery. Lady Helena finds herself a young, but wealthy widow struggling to prove to those around her, particularly her brother and older sisters, that she is capable of being independent and does not need to be married off again posthaste. Th...

    I haven't enjoyed historical fiction this much in years. While I was once a voracious reader and watcher of all things period and historical romance, I've since abandoned it for fantasy and it's many sub-genres. This year I decided to pick up historical titles again, which led me to Hi...

    When we first meet Lady Helena of Lady Helena Investigates, she has just lost her beloved husband, Sir Justin Whitcombe. Her brothers and sisters have begun inserting themselves in her life and planning her future. When she meets her husband's physician, Armand Fortier, she is shocked ...

    Imagine Silent in the Grave had been written with Lady Julia Grey as an easily bullied and extremely nave young woman, one who cannot even stand up to her baby brother or a haranguing, fault-finding elder sister. Further imagine that talented author Deanna Rayburn had substituted a f...

    Lady Helena having recently lost her husband had to come to grips with life and what it had to offer her, she was willingly allowing the rest of her family to treat her as a child. She needed to grow some backbone to deal with her brother was trying his best to ride rough shoes over he...

    2.5 stars; more of a historical slow burn romance than a mystery. I would recommend this book to those who like slow burn romances and historical fiction surrounding English aristocracy; I likely would have enjoyed it a lot more had I not been expecting a murder mystery. Lady Helena...

    I enjoyed this introductory book to the forthcoming Lady Helena series. The characters were entertaining and I look forward to following them in future installments. Lady Helena is newly widowed and surrounded by a multitude of older siblings (it's a bit difficult to keep track of t...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Aspidistra Press for allowing me to have early access to this book This is the first book in the series which follows Lady Helena after the burial of her second husband, Sir Justin Whitcome whose death seems to be due to an accidental drowning after trying...

    From the moment I started reading this book I could see that Lady Helena was going to face all manner of challenges, not the least of them coming from her own family. Author Jane Steen has done an excellent job of depicting life in nineteenth century England with all its social mores, ...

    Recently, I downloaded the Kindle version of Jane Steen?s ?Lady Helena Investigates? simple because I was in need of some light reading for adults. As you may know, I read a lot of middle grade and YA fiction. I enjoy historical fiction and good mysteries, especially when the cha...

    Lady Helena Investigates is my first introduction to Jane Steen's work. I am now a new fan! I loved this book. It is full of adventure, action, mystery, suspense and intriguing historical details. After reading it, I found myself buying more books to read by this author. Can not wait t...

    Thank you to Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Lady Helena is the youngest daughter of a large family. Her sisters are all much older than her and still call her 'baby'. So when her loving husband unexpectedly dies, Lady Helena is not over...

    After the death of Lady Helena?s first love, she lost herself and remained desolate until her future-husband managed to draw her out. Now that she is a widow, Lady Helena finds herself stronger than she ever thought. It is with this strength that she must face her overbearing fami...

    Lady Helena herself relates her story as the first-person narrator of this novel. I couldn?t put this book down, not because of the slight mystery in it, but because I cared so much about Lady Helena. It was like sipping a cup of tea with a dear friend while chatting about the latest...

    First I want to thank the author, her publisher and Goodreads. I won this in a recent Goodreads Giveaway. I hadn't read this author before and was very impressed with her writing style. A very entertaining historical mystery. What I found most enjoyable was the growth of the main chara...

    What an amazing book!! I loved every second of this one, even with all the characters [and BOY are there A LOT of characters in this one] and killings!! Lady Helena is the main character and she is recently widowed and also is dealing with the grief of losing her father as well. A...

    Thank you to NetGalley.com and Aspidistra Press for this copy in exchange for an honest review. I love historical novels and Lady Helena is right in that genre. This was a very enjoyable read. Mystery, romance, murder?? You can't go wrong this combination. The story flowed and just wh...

    The first book of many more to come I hope, in this series. In this historical mystery story, we meet Lady Helena and her family for the first time. I loved the scene setting and the historical gems that appeared throughout this book. I was totally immersed in the book from start to fi...

    At first, the death of Lady Helena's husband, Justin Whitcombe, seems nothing more than a senseless tragedy--an accidental drowning while he was trying to help a sheep trapped on the riverbank. But when handsome French physician Armand Fortier insists that the death might in fact be mu...

    Lady Helena Investigates begins on the day Helena's husband, Sir Justin, is buried. He was presumed to've drowned, his body having been discovered caught up in a large section of a willow tree that had fallen into a nearby river. An inquest ruled his death a tragic accident. However, a...

    *I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* Looking at the summary, it does kind of give away a lot of the plot. It's probably a good thing I only skimmed it before reading the novel. Either way, I REALLY enjoyed this novel. It's not my us...

    A rewarding, satisfying and delightful read. With fascinating historical context and content It took me a little while to get into this book. I'd just finished a reading binge of books by Ashley Gardener aka Jennifer Ashley; and the switch to so many more core characters took adjust...

    Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. The titular lady investigates the cause of her (second) husband's death, aided by a charming French physician, much to the disapproval of her many siblings. She finds herself searching for clues within her own family ...

  • Shorty
    Apr 09, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...

    This is a very solid, enjoyable novel. The type of cozy mystery that you can curl up with on a rainy day, and have a nice time. I?m hoping the author continues this story in some way. And I may even read some of her other novels, soon! 3.5 stars, and recommended to anyone who loves ...

  • Rosanne Lortz
    Mar 24, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...

    This is a very solid, enjoyable novel. The type of cozy mystery that you can curl up with on a rainy day, and have a nice time. I?m hoping the author continues this story in some way. And I may even read some of her other novels, soon! 3.5 stars, and recommended to anyone who loves ...

    I really enjoyed this historical fiction mystery. Lady Helena finds herself a young, but wealthy widow struggling to prove to those around her, particularly her brother and older sisters, that she is capable of being independent and does not need to be married off again posthaste. Th...

    I haven't enjoyed historical fiction this much in years. While I was once a voracious reader and watcher of all things period and historical romance, I've since abandoned it for fantasy and it's many sub-genres. This year I decided to pick up historical titles again, which led me to Hi...

    When we first meet Lady Helena of Lady Helena Investigates, she has just lost her beloved husband, Sir Justin Whitcombe. Her brothers and sisters have begun inserting themselves in her life and planning her future. When she meets her husband's physician, Armand Fortier, she is shocked ...

    Imagine Silent in the Grave had been written with Lady Julia Grey as an easily bullied and extremely nave young woman, one who cannot even stand up to her baby brother or a haranguing, fault-finding elder sister. Further imagine that talented author Deanna Rayburn had substituted a f...

    Lady Helena having recently lost her husband had to come to grips with life and what it had to offer her, she was willingly allowing the rest of her family to treat her as a child. She needed to grow some backbone to deal with her brother was trying his best to ride rough shoes over he...

    2.5 stars; more of a historical slow burn romance than a mystery. I would recommend this book to those who like slow burn romances and historical fiction surrounding English aristocracy; I likely would have enjoyed it a lot more had I not been expecting a murder mystery. Lady Helena...

    I enjoyed this introductory book to the forthcoming Lady Helena series. The characters were entertaining and I look forward to following them in future installments. Lady Helena is newly widowed and surrounded by a multitude of older siblings (it's a bit difficult to keep track of t...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Aspidistra Press for allowing me to have early access to this book This is the first book in the series which follows Lady Helena after the burial of her second husband, Sir Justin Whitcome whose death seems to be due to an accidental drowning after trying...

    From the moment I started reading this book I could see that Lady Helena was going to face all manner of challenges, not the least of them coming from her own family. Author Jane Steen has done an excellent job of depicting life in nineteenth century England with all its social mores, ...

    Recently, I downloaded the Kindle version of Jane Steen?s ?Lady Helena Investigates? simple because I was in need of some light reading for adults. As you may know, I read a lot of middle grade and YA fiction. I enjoy historical fiction and good mysteries, especially when the cha...

    Lady Helena Investigates is my first introduction to Jane Steen's work. I am now a new fan! I loved this book. It is full of adventure, action, mystery, suspense and intriguing historical details. After reading it, I found myself buying more books to read by this author. Can not wait t...

    Thank you to Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Lady Helena is the youngest daughter of a large family. Her sisters are all much older than her and still call her 'baby'. So when her loving husband unexpectedly dies, Lady Helena is not over...

    After the death of Lady Helena?s first love, she lost herself and remained desolate until her future-husband managed to draw her out. Now that she is a widow, Lady Helena finds herself stronger than she ever thought. It is with this strength that she must face her overbearing fami...

    Lady Helena herself relates her story as the first-person narrator of this novel. I couldn?t put this book down, not because of the slight mystery in it, but because I cared so much about Lady Helena. It was like sipping a cup of tea with a dear friend while chatting about the latest...

    First I want to thank the author, her publisher and Goodreads. I won this in a recent Goodreads Giveaway. I hadn't read this author before and was very impressed with her writing style. A very entertaining historical mystery. What I found most enjoyable was the growth of the main chara...

    What an amazing book!! I loved every second of this one, even with all the characters [and BOY are there A LOT of characters in this one] and killings!! Lady Helena is the main character and she is recently widowed and also is dealing with the grief of losing her father as well. A...

    Thank you to NetGalley.com and Aspidistra Press for this copy in exchange for an honest review. I love historical novels and Lady Helena is right in that genre. This was a very enjoyable read. Mystery, romance, murder?? You can't go wrong this combination. The story flowed and just wh...

    The first book of many more to come I hope, in this series. In this historical mystery story, we meet Lady Helena and her family for the first time. I loved the scene setting and the historical gems that appeared throughout this book. I was totally immersed in the book from start to fi...

    At first, the death of Lady Helena's husband, Justin Whitcombe, seems nothing more than a senseless tragedy--an accidental drowning while he was trying to help a sheep trapped on the riverbank. But when handsome French physician Armand Fortier insists that the death might in fact be mu...

  • Ivonne Rovira
    May 31, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...

    This is a very solid, enjoyable novel. The type of cozy mystery that you can curl up with on a rainy day, and have a nice time. I?m hoping the author continues this story in some way. And I may even read some of her other novels, soon! 3.5 stars, and recommended to anyone who loves ...

    I really enjoyed this historical fiction mystery. Lady Helena finds herself a young, but wealthy widow struggling to prove to those around her, particularly her brother and older sisters, that she is capable of being independent and does not need to be married off again posthaste. Th...

    I haven't enjoyed historical fiction this much in years. While I was once a voracious reader and watcher of all things period and historical romance, I've since abandoned it for fantasy and it's many sub-genres. This year I decided to pick up historical titles again, which led me to Hi...

    When we first meet Lady Helena of Lady Helena Investigates, she has just lost her beloved husband, Sir Justin Whitcombe. Her brothers and sisters have begun inserting themselves in her life and planning her future. When she meets her husband's physician, Armand Fortier, she is shocked ...

    Imagine Silent in the Grave had been written with Lady Julia Grey as an easily bullied and extremely nave young woman, one who cannot even stand up to her baby brother or a haranguing, fault-finding elder sister. Further imagine that talented author Deanna Rayburn had substituted a f...

  • Kimberly Mussell
    Jul 12, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...

    This is a very solid, enjoyable novel. The type of cozy mystery that you can curl up with on a rainy day, and have a nice time. I?m hoping the author continues this story in some way. And I may even read some of her other novels, soon! 3.5 stars, and recommended to anyone who loves ...

    I really enjoyed this historical fiction mystery. Lady Helena finds herself a young, but wealthy widow struggling to prove to those around her, particularly her brother and older sisters, that she is capable of being independent and does not need to be married off again posthaste. Th...

    I haven't enjoyed historical fiction this much in years. While I was once a voracious reader and watcher of all things period and historical romance, I've since abandoned it for fantasy and it's many sub-genres. This year I decided to pick up historical titles again, which led me to Hi...

    When we first meet Lady Helena of Lady Helena Investigates, she has just lost her beloved husband, Sir Justin Whitcombe. Her brothers and sisters have begun inserting themselves in her life and planning her future. When she meets her husband's physician, Armand Fortier, she is shocked ...

    Imagine Silent in the Grave had been written with Lady Julia Grey as an easily bullied and extremely nave young woman, one who cannot even stand up to her baby brother or a haranguing, fault-finding elder sister. Further imagine that talented author Deanna Rayburn had substituted a f...

    Lady Helena having recently lost her husband had to come to grips with life and what it had to offer her, she was willingly allowing the rest of her family to treat her as a child. She needed to grow some backbone to deal with her brother was trying his best to ride rough shoes over he...

    2.5 stars; more of a historical slow burn romance than a mystery. I would recommend this book to those who like slow burn romances and historical fiction surrounding English aristocracy; I likely would have enjoyed it a lot more had I not been expecting a murder mystery. Lady Helena...

    I enjoyed this introductory book to the forthcoming Lady Helena series. The characters were entertaining and I look forward to following them in future installments. Lady Helena is newly widowed and surrounded by a multitude of older siblings (it's a bit difficult to keep track of t...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Aspidistra Press for allowing me to have early access to this book This is the first book in the series which follows Lady Helena after the burial of her second husband, Sir Justin Whitcome whose death seems to be due to an accidental drowning after trying...

    From the moment I started reading this book I could see that Lady Helena was going to face all manner of challenges, not the least of them coming from her own family. Author Jane Steen has done an excellent job of depicting life in nineteenth century England with all its social mores, ...

    Recently, I downloaded the Kindle version of Jane Steen?s ?Lady Helena Investigates? simple because I was in need of some light reading for adults. As you may know, I read a lot of middle grade and YA fiction. I enjoy historical fiction and good mysteries, especially when the cha...

    Lady Helena Investigates is my first introduction to Jane Steen's work. I am now a new fan! I loved this book. It is full of adventure, action, mystery, suspense and intriguing historical details. After reading it, I found myself buying more books to read by this author. Can not wait t...

    Thank you to Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Lady Helena is the youngest daughter of a large family. Her sisters are all much older than her and still call her 'baby'. So when her loving husband unexpectedly dies, Lady Helena is not over...

    After the death of Lady Helena?s first love, she lost herself and remained desolate until her future-husband managed to draw her out. Now that she is a widow, Lady Helena finds herself stronger than she ever thought. It is with this strength that she must face her overbearing fami...

    Lady Helena herself relates her story as the first-person narrator of this novel. I couldn?t put this book down, not because of the slight mystery in it, but because I cared so much about Lady Helena. It was like sipping a cup of tea with a dear friend while chatting about the latest...

    First I want to thank the author, her publisher and Goodreads. I won this in a recent Goodreads Giveaway. I hadn't read this author before and was very impressed with her writing style. A very entertaining historical mystery. What I found most enjoyable was the growth of the main chara...

    What an amazing book!! I loved every second of this one, even with all the characters [and BOY are there A LOT of characters in this one] and killings!! Lady Helena is the main character and she is recently widowed and also is dealing with the grief of losing her father as well. A...

    Thank you to NetGalley.com and Aspidistra Press for this copy in exchange for an honest review. I love historical novels and Lady Helena is right in that genre. This was a very enjoyable read. Mystery, romance, murder?? You can't go wrong this combination. The story flowed and just wh...

  • Cathy
    Apr 11, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

  • Connie Huddleston
    Jun 04, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...

    This is a very solid, enjoyable novel. The type of cozy mystery that you can curl up with on a rainy day, and have a nice time. I?m hoping the author continues this story in some way. And I may even read some of her other novels, soon! 3.5 stars, and recommended to anyone who loves ...

    I really enjoyed this historical fiction mystery. Lady Helena finds herself a young, but wealthy widow struggling to prove to those around her, particularly her brother and older sisters, that she is capable of being independent and does not need to be married off again posthaste. Th...

    I haven't enjoyed historical fiction this much in years. While I was once a voracious reader and watcher of all things period and historical romance, I've since abandoned it for fantasy and it's many sub-genres. This year I decided to pick up historical titles again, which led me to Hi...

    When we first meet Lady Helena of Lady Helena Investigates, she has just lost her beloved husband, Sir Justin Whitcombe. Her brothers and sisters have begun inserting themselves in her life and planning her future. When she meets her husband's physician, Armand Fortier, she is shocked ...

    Imagine Silent in the Grave had been written with Lady Julia Grey as an easily bullied and extremely nave young woman, one who cannot even stand up to her baby brother or a haranguing, fault-finding elder sister. Further imagine that talented author Deanna Rayburn had substituted a f...

    Lady Helena having recently lost her husband had to come to grips with life and what it had to offer her, she was willingly allowing the rest of her family to treat her as a child. She needed to grow some backbone to deal with her brother was trying his best to ride rough shoes over he...

    2.5 stars; more of a historical slow burn romance than a mystery. I would recommend this book to those who like slow burn romances and historical fiction surrounding English aristocracy; I likely would have enjoyed it a lot more had I not been expecting a murder mystery. Lady Helena...

    I enjoyed this introductory book to the forthcoming Lady Helena series. The characters were entertaining and I look forward to following them in future installments. Lady Helena is newly widowed and surrounded by a multitude of older siblings (it's a bit difficult to keep track of t...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Aspidistra Press for allowing me to have early access to this book This is the first book in the series which follows Lady Helena after the burial of her second husband, Sir Justin Whitcome whose death seems to be due to an accidental drowning after trying...

    From the moment I started reading this book I could see that Lady Helena was going to face all manner of challenges, not the least of them coming from her own family. Author Jane Steen has done an excellent job of depicting life in nineteenth century England with all its social mores, ...

    Recently, I downloaded the Kindle version of Jane Steen?s ?Lady Helena Investigates? simple because I was in need of some light reading for adults. As you may know, I read a lot of middle grade and YA fiction. I enjoy historical fiction and good mysteries, especially when the cha...

  • Megan
    Aug 02, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...

    This is a very solid, enjoyable novel. The type of cozy mystery that you can curl up with on a rainy day, and have a nice time. I?m hoping the author continues this story in some way. And I may even read some of her other novels, soon! 3.5 stars, and recommended to anyone who loves ...

    I really enjoyed this historical fiction mystery. Lady Helena finds herself a young, but wealthy widow struggling to prove to those around her, particularly her brother and older sisters, that she is capable of being independent and does not need to be married off again posthaste. Th...

    I haven't enjoyed historical fiction this much in years. While I was once a voracious reader and watcher of all things period and historical romance, I've since abandoned it for fantasy and it's many sub-genres. This year I decided to pick up historical titles again, which led me to Hi...

    When we first meet Lady Helena of Lady Helena Investigates, she has just lost her beloved husband, Sir Justin Whitcombe. Her brothers and sisters have begun inserting themselves in her life and planning her future. When she meets her husband's physician, Armand Fortier, she is shocked ...

    Imagine Silent in the Grave had been written with Lady Julia Grey as an easily bullied and extremely nave young woman, one who cannot even stand up to her baby brother or a haranguing, fault-finding elder sister. Further imagine that talented author Deanna Rayburn had substituted a f...

    Lady Helena having recently lost her husband had to come to grips with life and what it had to offer her, she was willingly allowing the rest of her family to treat her as a child. She needed to grow some backbone to deal with her brother was trying his best to ride rough shoes over he...

    2.5 stars; more of a historical slow burn romance than a mystery. I would recommend this book to those who like slow burn romances and historical fiction surrounding English aristocracy; I likely would have enjoyed it a lot more had I not been expecting a murder mystery. Lady Helena...

    I enjoyed this introductory book to the forthcoming Lady Helena series. The characters were entertaining and I look forward to following them in future installments. Lady Helena is newly widowed and surrounded by a multitude of older siblings (it's a bit difficult to keep track of t...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Aspidistra Press for allowing me to have early access to this book This is the first book in the series which follows Lady Helena after the burial of her second husband, Sir Justin Whitcome whose death seems to be due to an accidental drowning after trying...

    From the moment I started reading this book I could see that Lady Helena was going to face all manner of challenges, not the least of them coming from her own family. Author Jane Steen has done an excellent job of depicting life in nineteenth century England with all its social mores, ...

    Recently, I downloaded the Kindle version of Jane Steen?s ?Lady Helena Investigates? simple because I was in need of some light reading for adults. As you may know, I read a lot of middle grade and YA fiction. I enjoy historical fiction and good mysteries, especially when the cha...

    Lady Helena Investigates is my first introduction to Jane Steen's work. I am now a new fan! I loved this book. It is full of adventure, action, mystery, suspense and intriguing historical details. After reading it, I found myself buying more books to read by this author. Can not wait t...

    Thank you to Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Lady Helena is the youngest daughter of a large family. Her sisters are all much older than her and still call her 'baby'. So when her loving husband unexpectedly dies, Lady Helena is not over...

  • Phrynne
    Aug 07, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

  • Amy
    Feb 27, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...

    This is a very solid, enjoyable novel. The type of cozy mystery that you can curl up with on a rainy day, and have a nice time. I?m hoping the author continues this story in some way. And I may even read some of her other novels, soon! 3.5 stars, and recommended to anyone who loves ...

    I really enjoyed this historical fiction mystery. Lady Helena finds herself a young, but wealthy widow struggling to prove to those around her, particularly her brother and older sisters, that she is capable of being independent and does not need to be married off again posthaste. Th...

    I haven't enjoyed historical fiction this much in years. While I was once a voracious reader and watcher of all things period and historical romance, I've since abandoned it for fantasy and it's many sub-genres. This year I decided to pick up historical titles again, which led me to Hi...

    When we first meet Lady Helena of Lady Helena Investigates, she has just lost her beloved husband, Sir Justin Whitcombe. Her brothers and sisters have begun inserting themselves in her life and planning her future. When she meets her husband's physician, Armand Fortier, she is shocked ...

    Imagine Silent in the Grave had been written with Lady Julia Grey as an easily bullied and extremely nave young woman, one who cannot even stand up to her baby brother or a haranguing, fault-finding elder sister. Further imagine that talented author Deanna Rayburn had substituted a f...

    Lady Helena having recently lost her husband had to come to grips with life and what it had to offer her, she was willingly allowing the rest of her family to treat her as a child. She needed to grow some backbone to deal with her brother was trying his best to ride rough shoes over he...

    2.5 stars; more of a historical slow burn romance than a mystery. I would recommend this book to those who like slow burn romances and historical fiction surrounding English aristocracy; I likely would have enjoyed it a lot more had I not been expecting a murder mystery. Lady Helena...

    I enjoyed this introductory book to the forthcoming Lady Helena series. The characters were entertaining and I look forward to following them in future installments. Lady Helena is newly widowed and surrounded by a multitude of older siblings (it's a bit difficult to keep track of t...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Aspidistra Press for allowing me to have early access to this book This is the first book in the series which follows Lady Helena after the burial of her second husband, Sir Justin Whitcome whose death seems to be due to an accidental drowning after trying...

    From the moment I started reading this book I could see that Lady Helena was going to face all manner of challenges, not the least of them coming from her own family. Author Jane Steen has done an excellent job of depicting life in nineteenth century England with all its social mores, ...

    Recently, I downloaded the Kindle version of Jane Steen?s ?Lady Helena Investigates? simple because I was in need of some light reading for adults. As you may know, I read a lot of middle grade and YA fiction. I enjoy historical fiction and good mysteries, especially when the cha...

    Lady Helena Investigates is my first introduction to Jane Steen's work. I am now a new fan! I loved this book. It is full of adventure, action, mystery, suspense and intriguing historical details. After reading it, I found myself buying more books to read by this author. Can not wait t...

  • Kaleena ★ Reader Voracious
    Apr 30, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...

    This is a very solid, enjoyable novel. The type of cozy mystery that you can curl up with on a rainy day, and have a nice time. I?m hoping the author continues this story in some way. And I may even read some of her other novels, soon! 3.5 stars, and recommended to anyone who loves ...

    I really enjoyed this historical fiction mystery. Lady Helena finds herself a young, but wealthy widow struggling to prove to those around her, particularly her brother and older sisters, that she is capable of being independent and does not need to be married off again posthaste. Th...

    I haven't enjoyed historical fiction this much in years. While I was once a voracious reader and watcher of all things period and historical romance, I've since abandoned it for fantasy and it's many sub-genres. This year I decided to pick up historical titles again, which led me to Hi...

    When we first meet Lady Helena of Lady Helena Investigates, she has just lost her beloved husband, Sir Justin Whitcombe. Her brothers and sisters have begun inserting themselves in her life and planning her future. When she meets her husband's physician, Armand Fortier, she is shocked ...

    Imagine Silent in the Grave had been written with Lady Julia Grey as an easily bullied and extremely nave young woman, one who cannot even stand up to her baby brother or a haranguing, fault-finding elder sister. Further imagine that talented author Deanna Rayburn had substituted a f...

    Lady Helena having recently lost her husband had to come to grips with life and what it had to offer her, she was willingly allowing the rest of her family to treat her as a child. She needed to grow some backbone to deal with her brother was trying his best to ride rough shoes over he...

    2.5 stars; more of a historical slow burn romance than a mystery. I would recommend this book to those who like slow burn romances and historical fiction surrounding English aristocracy; I likely would have enjoyed it a lot more had I not been expecting a murder mystery. Lady Helena...

  • Shelagh
    Feb 27, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...

    This is a very solid, enjoyable novel. The type of cozy mystery that you can curl up with on a rainy day, and have a nice time. I?m hoping the author continues this story in some way. And I may even read some of her other novels, soon! 3.5 stars, and recommended to anyone who loves ...

    I really enjoyed this historical fiction mystery. Lady Helena finds herself a young, but wealthy widow struggling to prove to those around her, particularly her brother and older sisters, that she is capable of being independent and does not need to be married off again posthaste. Th...

    I haven't enjoyed historical fiction this much in years. While I was once a voracious reader and watcher of all things period and historical romance, I've since abandoned it for fantasy and it's many sub-genres. This year I decided to pick up historical titles again, which led me to Hi...

    When we first meet Lady Helena of Lady Helena Investigates, she has just lost her beloved husband, Sir Justin Whitcombe. Her brothers and sisters have begun inserting themselves in her life and planning her future. When she meets her husband's physician, Armand Fortier, she is shocked ...

    Imagine Silent in the Grave had been written with Lady Julia Grey as an easily bullied and extremely nave young woman, one who cannot even stand up to her baby brother or a haranguing, fault-finding elder sister. Further imagine that talented author Deanna Rayburn had substituted a f...

    Lady Helena having recently lost her husband had to come to grips with life and what it had to offer her, she was willingly allowing the rest of her family to treat her as a child. She needed to grow some backbone to deal with her brother was trying his best to ride rough shoes over he...

    2.5 stars; more of a historical slow burn romance than a mystery. I would recommend this book to those who like slow burn romances and historical fiction surrounding English aristocracy; I likely would have enjoyed it a lot more had I not been expecting a murder mystery. Lady Helena...

    I enjoyed this introductory book to the forthcoming Lady Helena series. The characters were entertaining and I look forward to following them in future installments. Lady Helena is newly widowed and surrounded by a multitude of older siblings (it's a bit difficult to keep track of t...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Aspidistra Press for allowing me to have early access to this book This is the first book in the series which follows Lady Helena after the burial of her second husband, Sir Justin Whitcome whose death seems to be due to an accidental drowning after trying...

    From the moment I started reading this book I could see that Lady Helena was going to face all manner of challenges, not the least of them coming from her own family. Author Jane Steen has done an excellent job of depicting life in nineteenth century England with all its social mores, ...

  • Emris Lindsay
    Mar 12, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...

    This is a very solid, enjoyable novel. The type of cozy mystery that you can curl up with on a rainy day, and have a nice time. I?m hoping the author continues this story in some way. And I may even read some of her other novels, soon! 3.5 stars, and recommended to anyone who loves ...

    I really enjoyed this historical fiction mystery. Lady Helena finds herself a young, but wealthy widow struggling to prove to those around her, particularly her brother and older sisters, that she is capable of being independent and does not need to be married off again posthaste. Th...

    I haven't enjoyed historical fiction this much in years. While I was once a voracious reader and watcher of all things period and historical romance, I've since abandoned it for fantasy and it's many sub-genres. This year I decided to pick up historical titles again, which led me to Hi...

    When we first meet Lady Helena of Lady Helena Investigates, she has just lost her beloved husband, Sir Justin Whitcombe. Her brothers and sisters have begun inserting themselves in her life and planning her future. When she meets her husband's physician, Armand Fortier, she is shocked ...

    Imagine Silent in the Grave had been written with Lady Julia Grey as an easily bullied and extremely nave young woman, one who cannot even stand up to her baby brother or a haranguing, fault-finding elder sister. Further imagine that talented author Deanna Rayburn had substituted a f...

    Lady Helena having recently lost her husband had to come to grips with life and what it had to offer her, she was willingly allowing the rest of her family to treat her as a child. She needed to grow some backbone to deal with her brother was trying his best to ride rough shoes over he...

  • Kylie H
    Aug 15, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...

    This is a very solid, enjoyable novel. The type of cozy mystery that you can curl up with on a rainy day, and have a nice time. I?m hoping the author continues this story in some way. And I may even read some of her other novels, soon! 3.5 stars, and recommended to anyone who loves ...

    I really enjoyed this historical fiction mystery. Lady Helena finds herself a young, but wealthy widow struggling to prove to those around her, particularly her brother and older sisters, that she is capable of being independent and does not need to be married off again posthaste. Th...

  • Rebekah Giese Witherspoon
    Jul 22, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...

    This is a very solid, enjoyable novel. The type of cozy mystery that you can curl up with on a rainy day, and have a nice time. I?m hoping the author continues this story in some way. And I may even read some of her other novels, soon! 3.5 stars, and recommended to anyone who loves ...

    I really enjoyed this historical fiction mystery. Lady Helena finds herself a young, but wealthy widow struggling to prove to those around her, particularly her brother and older sisters, that she is capable of being independent and does not need to be married off again posthaste. Th...

    I haven't enjoyed historical fiction this much in years. While I was once a voracious reader and watcher of all things period and historical romance, I've since abandoned it for fantasy and it's many sub-genres. This year I decided to pick up historical titles again, which led me to Hi...

    When we first meet Lady Helena of Lady Helena Investigates, she has just lost her beloved husband, Sir Justin Whitcombe. Her brothers and sisters have begun inserting themselves in her life and planning her future. When she meets her husband's physician, Armand Fortier, she is shocked ...

    Imagine Silent in the Grave had been written with Lady Julia Grey as an easily bullied and extremely nave young woman, one who cannot even stand up to her baby brother or a haranguing, fault-finding elder sister. Further imagine that talented author Deanna Rayburn had substituted a f...

    Lady Helena having recently lost her husband had to come to grips with life and what it had to offer her, she was willingly allowing the rest of her family to treat her as a child. She needed to grow some backbone to deal with her brother was trying his best to ride rough shoes over he...

    2.5 stars; more of a historical slow burn romance than a mystery. I would recommend this book to those who like slow burn romances and historical fiction surrounding English aristocracy; I likely would have enjoyed it a lot more had I not been expecting a murder mystery. Lady Helena...

    I enjoyed this introductory book to the forthcoming Lady Helena series. The characters were entertaining and I look forward to following them in future installments. Lady Helena is newly widowed and surrounded by a multitude of older siblings (it's a bit difficult to keep track of t...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Aspidistra Press for allowing me to have early access to this book This is the first book in the series which follows Lady Helena after the burial of her second husband, Sir Justin Whitcome whose death seems to be due to an accidental drowning after trying...

    From the moment I started reading this book I could see that Lady Helena was going to face all manner of challenges, not the least of them coming from her own family. Author Jane Steen has done an excellent job of depicting life in nineteenth century England with all its social mores, ...

    Recently, I downloaded the Kindle version of Jane Steen?s ?Lady Helena Investigates? simple because I was in need of some light reading for adults. As you may know, I read a lot of middle grade and YA fiction. I enjoy historical fiction and good mysteries, especially when the cha...

    Lady Helena Investigates is my first introduction to Jane Steen's work. I am now a new fan! I loved this book. It is full of adventure, action, mystery, suspense and intriguing historical details. After reading it, I found myself buying more books to read by this author. Can not wait t...

    Thank you to Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Lady Helena is the youngest daughter of a large family. Her sisters are all much older than her and still call her 'baby'. So when her loving husband unexpectedly dies, Lady Helena is not over...

    After the death of Lady Helena?s first love, she lost herself and remained desolate until her future-husband managed to draw her out. Now that she is a widow, Lady Helena finds herself stronger than she ever thought. It is with this strength that she must face her overbearing fami...

    Lady Helena herself relates her story as the first-person narrator of this novel. I couldn?t put this book down, not because of the slight mystery in it, but because I cared so much about Lady Helena. It was like sipping a cup of tea with a dear friend while chatting about the latest...

  • Helen Shipley
    May 30, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...

    This is a very solid, enjoyable novel. The type of cozy mystery that you can curl up with on a rainy day, and have a nice time. I?m hoping the author continues this story in some way. And I may even read some of her other novels, soon! 3.5 stars, and recommended to anyone who loves ...

    I really enjoyed this historical fiction mystery. Lady Helena finds herself a young, but wealthy widow struggling to prove to those around her, particularly her brother and older sisters, that she is capable of being independent and does not need to be married off again posthaste. Th...

    I haven't enjoyed historical fiction this much in years. While I was once a voracious reader and watcher of all things period and historical romance, I've since abandoned it for fantasy and it's many sub-genres. This year I decided to pick up historical titles again, which led me to Hi...

    When we first meet Lady Helena of Lady Helena Investigates, she has just lost her beloved husband, Sir Justin Whitcombe. Her brothers and sisters have begun inserting themselves in her life and planning her future. When she meets her husband's physician, Armand Fortier, she is shocked ...

    Imagine Silent in the Grave had been written with Lady Julia Grey as an easily bullied and extremely nave young woman, one who cannot even stand up to her baby brother or a haranguing, fault-finding elder sister. Further imagine that talented author Deanna Rayburn had substituted a f...

    Lady Helena having recently lost her husband had to come to grips with life and what it had to offer her, she was willingly allowing the rest of her family to treat her as a child. She needed to grow some backbone to deal with her brother was trying his best to ride rough shoes over he...

    2.5 stars; more of a historical slow burn romance than a mystery. I would recommend this book to those who like slow burn romances and historical fiction surrounding English aristocracy; I likely would have enjoyed it a lot more had I not been expecting a murder mystery. Lady Helena...

    I enjoyed this introductory book to the forthcoming Lady Helena series. The characters were entertaining and I look forward to following them in future installments. Lady Helena is newly widowed and surrounded by a multitude of older siblings (it's a bit difficult to keep track of t...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Aspidistra Press for allowing me to have early access to this book This is the first book in the series which follows Lady Helena after the burial of her second husband, Sir Justin Whitcome whose death seems to be due to an accidental drowning after trying...

    From the moment I started reading this book I could see that Lady Helena was going to face all manner of challenges, not the least of them coming from her own family. Author Jane Steen has done an excellent job of depicting life in nineteenth century England with all its social mores, ...

    Recently, I downloaded the Kindle version of Jane Steen?s ?Lady Helena Investigates? simple because I was in need of some light reading for adults. As you may know, I read a lot of middle grade and YA fiction. I enjoy historical fiction and good mysteries, especially when the cha...

    Lady Helena Investigates is my first introduction to Jane Steen's work. I am now a new fan! I loved this book. It is full of adventure, action, mystery, suspense and intriguing historical details. After reading it, I found myself buying more books to read by this author. Can not wait t...

    Thank you to Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Lady Helena is the youngest daughter of a large family. Her sisters are all much older than her and still call her 'baby'. So when her loving husband unexpectedly dies, Lady Helena is not over...

    After the death of Lady Helena?s first love, she lost herself and remained desolate until her future-husband managed to draw her out. Now that she is a widow, Lady Helena finds herself stronger than she ever thought. It is with this strength that she must face her overbearing fami...

    Lady Helena herself relates her story as the first-person narrator of this novel. I couldn?t put this book down, not because of the slight mystery in it, but because I cared so much about Lady Helena. It was like sipping a cup of tea with a dear friend while chatting about the latest...

    First I want to thank the author, her publisher and Goodreads. I won this in a recent Goodreads Giveaway. I hadn't read this author before and was very impressed with her writing style. A very entertaining historical mystery. What I found most enjoyable was the growth of the main chara...

    What an amazing book!! I loved every second of this one, even with all the characters [and BOY are there A LOT of characters in this one] and killings!! Lady Helena is the main character and she is recently widowed and also is dealing with the grief of losing her father as well. A...

    Thank you to NetGalley.com and Aspidistra Press for this copy in exchange for an honest review. I love historical novels and Lady Helena is right in that genre. This was a very enjoyable read. Mystery, romance, murder?? You can't go wrong this combination. The story flowed and just wh...

    The first book of many more to come I hope, in this series. In this historical mystery story, we meet Lady Helena and her family for the first time. I loved the scene setting and the historical gems that appeared throughout this book. I was totally immersed in the book from start to fi...

    At first, the death of Lady Helena's husband, Justin Whitcombe, seems nothing more than a senseless tragedy--an accidental drowning while he was trying to help a sheep trapped on the riverbank. But when handsome French physician Armand Fortier insists that the death might in fact be mu...

    Lady Helena Investigates begins on the day Helena's husband, Sir Justin, is buried. He was presumed to've drowned, his body having been discovered caught up in a large section of a willow tree that had fallen into a nearby river. An inquest ruled his death a tragic accident. However, a...

    *I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* Looking at the summary, it does kind of give away a lot of the plot. It's probably a good thing I only skimmed it before reading the novel. Either way, I REALLY enjoyed this novel. It's not my us...

    A rewarding, satisfying and delightful read. With fascinating historical context and content It took me a little while to get into this book. I'd just finished a reading binge of books by Ashley Gardener aka Jennifer Ashley; and the switch to so many more core characters took adjust...

  • Danielle
    Aug 15, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...

    This is a very solid, enjoyable novel. The type of cozy mystery that you can curl up with on a rainy day, and have a nice time. I?m hoping the author continues this story in some way. And I may even read some of her other novels, soon! 3.5 stars, and recommended to anyone who loves ...

    I really enjoyed this historical fiction mystery. Lady Helena finds herself a young, but wealthy widow struggling to prove to those around her, particularly her brother and older sisters, that she is capable of being independent and does not need to be married off again posthaste. Th...

    I haven't enjoyed historical fiction this much in years. While I was once a voracious reader and watcher of all things period and historical romance, I've since abandoned it for fantasy and it's many sub-genres. This year I decided to pick up historical titles again, which led me to Hi...

    When we first meet Lady Helena of Lady Helena Investigates, she has just lost her beloved husband, Sir Justin Whitcombe. Her brothers and sisters have begun inserting themselves in her life and planning her future. When she meets her husband's physician, Armand Fortier, she is shocked ...

    Imagine Silent in the Grave had been written with Lady Julia Grey as an easily bullied and extremely nave young woman, one who cannot even stand up to her baby brother or a haranguing, fault-finding elder sister. Further imagine that talented author Deanna Rayburn had substituted a f...

    Lady Helena having recently lost her husband had to come to grips with life and what it had to offer her, she was willingly allowing the rest of her family to treat her as a child. She needed to grow some backbone to deal with her brother was trying his best to ride rough shoes over he...

    2.5 stars; more of a historical slow burn romance than a mystery. I would recommend this book to those who like slow burn romances and historical fiction surrounding English aristocracy; I likely would have enjoyed it a lot more had I not been expecting a murder mystery. Lady Helena...

    I enjoyed this introductory book to the forthcoming Lady Helena series. The characters were entertaining and I look forward to following them in future installments. Lady Helena is newly widowed and surrounded by a multitude of older siblings (it's a bit difficult to keep track of t...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Aspidistra Press for allowing me to have early access to this book This is the first book in the series which follows Lady Helena after the burial of her second husband, Sir Justin Whitcome whose death seems to be due to an accidental drowning after trying...

    From the moment I started reading this book I could see that Lady Helena was going to face all manner of challenges, not the least of them coming from her own family. Author Jane Steen has done an excellent job of depicting life in nineteenth century England with all its social mores, ...

    Recently, I downloaded the Kindle version of Jane Steen?s ?Lady Helena Investigates? simple because I was in need of some light reading for adults. As you may know, I read a lot of middle grade and YA fiction. I enjoy historical fiction and good mysteries, especially when the cha...

    Lady Helena Investigates is my first introduction to Jane Steen's work. I am now a new fan! I loved this book. It is full of adventure, action, mystery, suspense and intriguing historical details. After reading it, I found myself buying more books to read by this author. Can not wait t...

    Thank you to Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Lady Helena is the youngest daughter of a large family. Her sisters are all much older than her and still call her 'baby'. So when her loving husband unexpectedly dies, Lady Helena is not over...

    After the death of Lady Helena?s first love, she lost herself and remained desolate until her future-husband managed to draw her out. Now that she is a widow, Lady Helena finds herself stronger than she ever thought. It is with this strength that she must face her overbearing fami...

    Lady Helena herself relates her story as the first-person narrator of this novel. I couldn?t put this book down, not because of the slight mystery in it, but because I cared so much about Lady Helena. It was like sipping a cup of tea with a dear friend while chatting about the latest...

    First I want to thank the author, her publisher and Goodreads. I won this in a recent Goodreads Giveaway. I hadn't read this author before and was very impressed with her writing style. A very entertaining historical mystery. What I found most enjoyable was the growth of the main chara...

    What an amazing book!! I loved every second of this one, even with all the characters [and BOY are there A LOT of characters in this one] and killings!! Lady Helena is the main character and she is recently widowed and also is dealing with the grief of losing her father as well. A...

    Thank you to NetGalley.com and Aspidistra Press for this copy in exchange for an honest review. I love historical novels and Lady Helena is right in that genre. This was a very enjoyable read. Mystery, romance, murder?? You can't go wrong this combination. The story flowed and just wh...

    The first book of many more to come I hope, in this series. In this historical mystery story, we meet Lady Helena and her family for the first time. I loved the scene setting and the historical gems that appeared throughout this book. I was totally immersed in the book from start to fi...

    At first, the death of Lady Helena's husband, Justin Whitcombe, seems nothing more than a senseless tragedy--an accidental drowning while he was trying to help a sheep trapped on the riverbank. But when handsome French physician Armand Fortier insists that the death might in fact be mu...

    Lady Helena Investigates begins on the day Helena's husband, Sir Justin, is buried. He was presumed to've drowned, his body having been discovered caught up in a large section of a willow tree that had fallen into a nearby river. An inquest ruled his death a tragic accident. However, a...

    *I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* Looking at the summary, it does kind of give away a lot of the plot. It's probably a good thing I only skimmed it before reading the novel. Either way, I REALLY enjoyed this novel. It's not my us...

    A rewarding, satisfying and delightful read. With fascinating historical context and content It took me a little while to get into this book. I'd just finished a reading binge of books by Ashley Gardener aka Jennifer Ashley; and the switch to so many more core characters took adjust...

    Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. The titular lady investigates the cause of her (second) husband's death, aided by a charming French physician, much to the disapproval of her many siblings. She finds herself searching for clues within her own family ...

    I received a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway and it has not affected my review. WOW. I could not put this book down; it was utterly engrossing. Lady Helena, recently widowed, is a wonderful narrator who undergoes such growth as she learns to navigate the world independent ...

    Sussex, 1881. Lady Helena Whitcombe?s world is about to be turned on its head. Following the tragic death of her husband, Lady Helena must contend with her condescending older sisters and her controlling little brother who is eager to assert his role as ?Head of the family.? If t...

  • Sue Ross
    May 10, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...

    This is a very solid, enjoyable novel. The type of cozy mystery that you can curl up with on a rainy day, and have a nice time. I?m hoping the author continues this story in some way. And I may even read some of her other novels, soon! 3.5 stars, and recommended to anyone who loves ...

    I really enjoyed this historical fiction mystery. Lady Helena finds herself a young, but wealthy widow struggling to prove to those around her, particularly her brother and older sisters, that she is capable of being independent and does not need to be married off again posthaste. Th...

    I haven't enjoyed historical fiction this much in years. While I was once a voracious reader and watcher of all things period and historical romance, I've since abandoned it for fantasy and it's many sub-genres. This year I decided to pick up historical titles again, which led me to Hi...

    When we first meet Lady Helena of Lady Helena Investigates, she has just lost her beloved husband, Sir Justin Whitcombe. Her brothers and sisters have begun inserting themselves in her life and planning her future. When she meets her husband's physician, Armand Fortier, she is shocked ...

    Imagine Silent in the Grave had been written with Lady Julia Grey as an easily bullied and extremely nave young woman, one who cannot even stand up to her baby brother or a haranguing, fault-finding elder sister. Further imagine that talented author Deanna Rayburn had substituted a f...

    Lady Helena having recently lost her husband had to come to grips with life and what it had to offer her, she was willingly allowing the rest of her family to treat her as a child. She needed to grow some backbone to deal with her brother was trying his best to ride rough shoes over he...

    2.5 stars; more of a historical slow burn romance than a mystery. I would recommend this book to those who like slow burn romances and historical fiction surrounding English aristocracy; I likely would have enjoyed it a lot more had I not been expecting a murder mystery. Lady Helena...

    I enjoyed this introductory book to the forthcoming Lady Helena series. The characters were entertaining and I look forward to following them in future installments. Lady Helena is newly widowed and surrounded by a multitude of older siblings (it's a bit difficult to keep track of t...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Aspidistra Press for allowing me to have early access to this book This is the first book in the series which follows Lady Helena after the burial of her second husband, Sir Justin Whitcome whose death seems to be due to an accidental drowning after trying...

    From the moment I started reading this book I could see that Lady Helena was going to face all manner of challenges, not the least of them coming from her own family. Author Jane Steen has done an excellent job of depicting life in nineteenth century England with all its social mores, ...

    Recently, I downloaded the Kindle version of Jane Steen?s ?Lady Helena Investigates? simple because I was in need of some light reading for adults. As you may know, I read a lot of middle grade and YA fiction. I enjoy historical fiction and good mysteries, especially when the cha...

    Lady Helena Investigates is my first introduction to Jane Steen's work. I am now a new fan! I loved this book. It is full of adventure, action, mystery, suspense and intriguing historical details. After reading it, I found myself buying more books to read by this author. Can not wait t...

    Thank you to Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Lady Helena is the youngest daughter of a large family. Her sisters are all much older than her and still call her 'baby'. So when her loving husband unexpectedly dies, Lady Helena is not over...

    After the death of Lady Helena?s first love, she lost herself and remained desolate until her future-husband managed to draw her out. Now that she is a widow, Lady Helena finds herself stronger than she ever thought. It is with this strength that she must face her overbearing fami...

    Lady Helena herself relates her story as the first-person narrator of this novel. I couldn?t put this book down, not because of the slight mystery in it, but because I cared so much about Lady Helena. It was like sipping a cup of tea with a dear friend while chatting about the latest...

    First I want to thank the author, her publisher and Goodreads. I won this in a recent Goodreads Giveaway. I hadn't read this author before and was very impressed with her writing style. A very entertaining historical mystery. What I found most enjoyable was the growth of the main chara...

    What an amazing book!! I loved every second of this one, even with all the characters [and BOY are there A LOT of characters in this one] and killings!! Lady Helena is the main character and she is recently widowed and also is dealing with the grief of losing her father as well. A...

    Thank you to NetGalley.com and Aspidistra Press for this copy in exchange for an honest review. I love historical novels and Lady Helena is right in that genre. This was a very enjoyable read. Mystery, romance, murder?? You can't go wrong this combination. The story flowed and just wh...

    The first book of many more to come I hope, in this series. In this historical mystery story, we meet Lady Helena and her family for the first time. I loved the scene setting and the historical gems that appeared throughout this book. I was totally immersed in the book from start to fi...

  • Lost
    Mar 02, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...

    This is a very solid, enjoyable novel. The type of cozy mystery that you can curl up with on a rainy day, and have a nice time. I?m hoping the author continues this story in some way. And I may even read some of her other novels, soon! 3.5 stars, and recommended to anyone who loves ...

    I really enjoyed this historical fiction mystery. Lady Helena finds herself a young, but wealthy widow struggling to prove to those around her, particularly her brother and older sisters, that she is capable of being independent and does not need to be married off again posthaste. Th...

    I haven't enjoyed historical fiction this much in years. While I was once a voracious reader and watcher of all things period and historical romance, I've since abandoned it for fantasy and it's many sub-genres. This year I decided to pick up historical titles again, which led me to Hi...

    When we first meet Lady Helena of Lady Helena Investigates, she has just lost her beloved husband, Sir Justin Whitcombe. Her brothers and sisters have begun inserting themselves in her life and planning her future. When she meets her husband's physician, Armand Fortier, she is shocked ...

    Imagine Silent in the Grave had been written with Lady Julia Grey as an easily bullied and extremely nave young woman, one who cannot even stand up to her baby brother or a haranguing, fault-finding elder sister. Further imagine that talented author Deanna Rayburn had substituted a f...

    Lady Helena having recently lost her husband had to come to grips with life and what it had to offer her, she was willingly allowing the rest of her family to treat her as a child. She needed to grow some backbone to deal with her brother was trying his best to ride rough shoes over he...

    2.5 stars; more of a historical slow burn romance than a mystery. I would recommend this book to those who like slow burn romances and historical fiction surrounding English aristocracy; I likely would have enjoyed it a lot more had I not been expecting a murder mystery. Lady Helena...

    I enjoyed this introductory book to the forthcoming Lady Helena series. The characters were entertaining and I look forward to following them in future installments. Lady Helena is newly widowed and surrounded by a multitude of older siblings (it's a bit difficult to keep track of t...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Aspidistra Press for allowing me to have early access to this book This is the first book in the series which follows Lady Helena after the burial of her second husband, Sir Justin Whitcome whose death seems to be due to an accidental drowning after trying...

    From the moment I started reading this book I could see that Lady Helena was going to face all manner of challenges, not the least of them coming from her own family. Author Jane Steen has done an excellent job of depicting life in nineteenth century England with all its social mores, ...

    Recently, I downloaded the Kindle version of Jane Steen?s ?Lady Helena Investigates? simple because I was in need of some light reading for adults. As you may know, I read a lot of middle grade and YA fiction. I enjoy historical fiction and good mysteries, especially when the cha...

    Lady Helena Investigates is my first introduction to Jane Steen's work. I am now a new fan! I loved this book. It is full of adventure, action, mystery, suspense and intriguing historical details. After reading it, I found myself buying more books to read by this author. Can not wait t...

    Thank you to Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Lady Helena is the youngest daughter of a large family. Her sisters are all much older than her and still call her 'baby'. So when her loving husband unexpectedly dies, Lady Helena is not over...

    After the death of Lady Helena?s first love, she lost herself and remained desolate until her future-husband managed to draw her out. Now that she is a widow, Lady Helena finds herself stronger than she ever thought. It is with this strength that she must face her overbearing fami...

    Lady Helena herself relates her story as the first-person narrator of this novel. I couldn?t put this book down, not because of the slight mystery in it, but because I cared so much about Lady Helena. It was like sipping a cup of tea with a dear friend while chatting about the latest...

    First I want to thank the author, her publisher and Goodreads. I won this in a recent Goodreads Giveaway. I hadn't read this author before and was very impressed with her writing style. A very entertaining historical mystery. What I found most enjoyable was the growth of the main chara...

    What an amazing book!! I loved every second of this one, even with all the characters [and BOY are there A LOT of characters in this one] and killings!! Lady Helena is the main character and she is recently widowed and also is dealing with the grief of losing her father as well. A...

    Thank you to NetGalley.com and Aspidistra Press for this copy in exchange for an honest review. I love historical novels and Lady Helena is right in that genre. This was a very enjoyable read. Mystery, romance, murder?? You can't go wrong this combination. The story flowed and just wh...

    The first book of many more to come I hope, in this series. In this historical mystery story, we meet Lady Helena and her family for the first time. I loved the scene setting and the historical gems that appeared throughout this book. I was totally immersed in the book from start to fi...

    At first, the death of Lady Helena's husband, Justin Whitcombe, seems nothing more than a senseless tragedy--an accidental drowning while he was trying to help a sheep trapped on the riverbank. But when handsome French physician Armand Fortier insists that the death might in fact be mu...

    Lady Helena Investigates begins on the day Helena's husband, Sir Justin, is buried. He was presumed to've drowned, his body having been discovered caught up in a large section of a willow tree that had fallen into a nearby river. An inquest ruled his death a tragic accident. However, a...

    *I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* Looking at the summary, it does kind of give away a lot of the plot. It's probably a good thing I only skimmed it before reading the novel. Either way, I REALLY enjoyed this novel. It's not my us...

  • CJ
    Apr 20, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...

    This is a very solid, enjoyable novel. The type of cozy mystery that you can curl up with on a rainy day, and have a nice time. I?m hoping the author continues this story in some way. And I may even read some of her other novels, soon! 3.5 stars, and recommended to anyone who loves ...

    I really enjoyed this historical fiction mystery. Lady Helena finds herself a young, but wealthy widow struggling to prove to those around her, particularly her brother and older sisters, that she is capable of being independent and does not need to be married off again posthaste. Th...

    I haven't enjoyed historical fiction this much in years. While I was once a voracious reader and watcher of all things period and historical romance, I've since abandoned it for fantasy and it's many sub-genres. This year I decided to pick up historical titles again, which led me to Hi...

    When we first meet Lady Helena of Lady Helena Investigates, she has just lost her beloved husband, Sir Justin Whitcombe. Her brothers and sisters have begun inserting themselves in her life and planning her future. When she meets her husband's physician, Armand Fortier, she is shocked ...

    Imagine Silent in the Grave had been written with Lady Julia Grey as an easily bullied and extremely nave young woman, one who cannot even stand up to her baby brother or a haranguing, fault-finding elder sister. Further imagine that talented author Deanna Rayburn had substituted a f...

    Lady Helena having recently lost her husband had to come to grips with life and what it had to offer her, she was willingly allowing the rest of her family to treat her as a child. She needed to grow some backbone to deal with her brother was trying his best to ride rough shoes over he...

    2.5 stars; more of a historical slow burn romance than a mystery. I would recommend this book to those who like slow burn romances and historical fiction surrounding English aristocracy; I likely would have enjoyed it a lot more had I not been expecting a murder mystery. Lady Helena...

    I enjoyed this introductory book to the forthcoming Lady Helena series. The characters were entertaining and I look forward to following them in future installments. Lady Helena is newly widowed and surrounded by a multitude of older siblings (it's a bit difficult to keep track of t...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Aspidistra Press for allowing me to have early access to this book This is the first book in the series which follows Lady Helena after the burial of her second husband, Sir Justin Whitcome whose death seems to be due to an accidental drowning after trying...

    From the moment I started reading this book I could see that Lady Helena was going to face all manner of challenges, not the least of them coming from her own family. Author Jane Steen has done an excellent job of depicting life in nineteenth century England with all its social mores, ...

    Recently, I downloaded the Kindle version of Jane Steen?s ?Lady Helena Investigates? simple because I was in need of some light reading for adults. As you may know, I read a lot of middle grade and YA fiction. I enjoy historical fiction and good mysteries, especially when the cha...

    Lady Helena Investigates is my first introduction to Jane Steen's work. I am now a new fan! I loved this book. It is full of adventure, action, mystery, suspense and intriguing historical details. After reading it, I found myself buying more books to read by this author. Can not wait t...

    Thank you to Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Lady Helena is the youngest daughter of a large family. Her sisters are all much older than her and still call her 'baby'. So when her loving husband unexpectedly dies, Lady Helena is not over...

    After the death of Lady Helena?s first love, she lost herself and remained desolate until her future-husband managed to draw her out. Now that she is a widow, Lady Helena finds herself stronger than she ever thought. It is with this strength that she must face her overbearing fami...

  • Cat C
    May 12, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...

    This is a very solid, enjoyable novel. The type of cozy mystery that you can curl up with on a rainy day, and have a nice time. I?m hoping the author continues this story in some way. And I may even read some of her other novels, soon! 3.5 stars, and recommended to anyone who loves ...

    I really enjoyed this historical fiction mystery. Lady Helena finds herself a young, but wealthy widow struggling to prove to those around her, particularly her brother and older sisters, that she is capable of being independent and does not need to be married off again posthaste. Th...

    I haven't enjoyed historical fiction this much in years. While I was once a voracious reader and watcher of all things period and historical romance, I've since abandoned it for fantasy and it's many sub-genres. This year I decided to pick up historical titles again, which led me to Hi...

    When we first meet Lady Helena of Lady Helena Investigates, she has just lost her beloved husband, Sir Justin Whitcombe. Her brothers and sisters have begun inserting themselves in her life and planning her future. When she meets her husband's physician, Armand Fortier, she is shocked ...

    Imagine Silent in the Grave had been written with Lady Julia Grey as an easily bullied and extremely nave young woman, one who cannot even stand up to her baby brother or a haranguing, fault-finding elder sister. Further imagine that talented author Deanna Rayburn had substituted a f...

    Lady Helena having recently lost her husband had to come to grips with life and what it had to offer her, she was willingly allowing the rest of her family to treat her as a child. She needed to grow some backbone to deal with her brother was trying his best to ride rough shoes over he...

    2.5 stars; more of a historical slow burn romance than a mystery. I would recommend this book to those who like slow burn romances and historical fiction surrounding English aristocracy; I likely would have enjoyed it a lot more had I not been expecting a murder mystery. Lady Helena...

    I enjoyed this introductory book to the forthcoming Lady Helena series. The characters were entertaining and I look forward to following them in future installments. Lady Helena is newly widowed and surrounded by a multitude of older siblings (it's a bit difficult to keep track of t...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Aspidistra Press for allowing me to have early access to this book This is the first book in the series which follows Lady Helena after the burial of her second husband, Sir Justin Whitcome whose death seems to be due to an accidental drowning after trying...

    From the moment I started reading this book I could see that Lady Helena was going to face all manner of challenges, not the least of them coming from her own family. Author Jane Steen has done an excellent job of depicting life in nineteenth century England with all its social mores, ...

    Recently, I downloaded the Kindle version of Jane Steen?s ?Lady Helena Investigates? simple because I was in need of some light reading for adults. As you may know, I read a lot of middle grade and YA fiction. I enjoy historical fiction and good mysteries, especially when the cha...

    Lady Helena Investigates is my first introduction to Jane Steen's work. I am now a new fan! I loved this book. It is full of adventure, action, mystery, suspense and intriguing historical details. After reading it, I found myself buying more books to read by this author. Can not wait t...

    Thank you to Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Lady Helena is the youngest daughter of a large family. Her sisters are all much older than her and still call her 'baby'. So when her loving husband unexpectedly dies, Lady Helena is not over...

    After the death of Lady Helena?s first love, she lost herself and remained desolate until her future-husband managed to draw her out. Now that she is a widow, Lady Helena finds herself stronger than she ever thought. It is with this strength that she must face her overbearing fami...

    Lady Helena herself relates her story as the first-person narrator of this novel. I couldn?t put this book down, not because of the slight mystery in it, but because I cared so much about Lady Helena. It was like sipping a cup of tea with a dear friend while chatting about the latest...

    First I want to thank the author, her publisher and Goodreads. I won this in a recent Goodreads Giveaway. I hadn't read this author before and was very impressed with her writing style. A very entertaining historical mystery. What I found most enjoyable was the growth of the main chara...

    What an amazing book!! I loved every second of this one, even with all the characters [and BOY are there A LOT of characters in this one] and killings!! Lady Helena is the main character and she is recently widowed and also is dealing with the grief of losing her father as well. A...

    Thank you to NetGalley.com and Aspidistra Press for this copy in exchange for an honest review. I love historical novels and Lady Helena is right in that genre. This was a very enjoyable read. Mystery, romance, murder?? You can't go wrong this combination. The story flowed and just wh...

    The first book of many more to come I hope, in this series. In this historical mystery story, we meet Lady Helena and her family for the first time. I loved the scene setting and the historical gems that appeared throughout this book. I was totally immersed in the book from start to fi...

    At first, the death of Lady Helena's husband, Justin Whitcombe, seems nothing more than a senseless tragedy--an accidental drowning while he was trying to help a sheep trapped on the riverbank. But when handsome French physician Armand Fortier insists that the death might in fact be mu...

    Lady Helena Investigates begins on the day Helena's husband, Sir Justin, is buried. He was presumed to've drowned, his body having been discovered caught up in a large section of a willow tree that had fallen into a nearby river. An inquest ruled his death a tragic accident. However, a...

    *I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* Looking at the summary, it does kind of give away a lot of the plot. It's probably a good thing I only skimmed it before reading the novel. Either way, I REALLY enjoyed this novel. It's not my us...

    A rewarding, satisfying and delightful read. With fascinating historical context and content It took me a little while to get into this book. I'd just finished a reading binge of books by Ashley Gardener aka Jennifer Ashley; and the switch to so many more core characters took adjust...

    Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. The titular lady investigates the cause of her (second) husband's death, aided by a charming French physician, much to the disapproval of her many siblings. She finds herself searching for clues within her own family ...

    I received a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway and it has not affected my review. WOW. I could not put this book down; it was utterly engrossing. Lady Helena, recently widowed, is a wonderful narrator who undergoes such growth as she learns to navigate the world independent ...

  • ebookowl
    Mar 02, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...

    This is a very solid, enjoyable novel. The type of cozy mystery that you can curl up with on a rainy day, and have a nice time. I?m hoping the author continues this story in some way. And I may even read some of her other novels, soon! 3.5 stars, and recommended to anyone who loves ...

    I really enjoyed this historical fiction mystery. Lady Helena finds herself a young, but wealthy widow struggling to prove to those around her, particularly her brother and older sisters, that she is capable of being independent and does not need to be married off again posthaste. Th...

    I haven't enjoyed historical fiction this much in years. While I was once a voracious reader and watcher of all things period and historical romance, I've since abandoned it for fantasy and it's many sub-genres. This year I decided to pick up historical titles again, which led me to Hi...

    When we first meet Lady Helena of Lady Helena Investigates, she has just lost her beloved husband, Sir Justin Whitcombe. Her brothers and sisters have begun inserting themselves in her life and planning her future. When she meets her husband's physician, Armand Fortier, she is shocked ...

    Imagine Silent in the Grave had been written with Lady Julia Grey as an easily bullied and extremely nave young woman, one who cannot even stand up to her baby brother or a haranguing, fault-finding elder sister. Further imagine that talented author Deanna Rayburn had substituted a f...

    Lady Helena having recently lost her husband had to come to grips with life and what it had to offer her, she was willingly allowing the rest of her family to treat her as a child. She needed to grow some backbone to deal with her brother was trying his best to ride rough shoes over he...

    2.5 stars; more of a historical slow burn romance than a mystery. I would recommend this book to those who like slow burn romances and historical fiction surrounding English aristocracy; I likely would have enjoyed it a lot more had I not been expecting a murder mystery. Lady Helena...

    I enjoyed this introductory book to the forthcoming Lady Helena series. The characters were entertaining and I look forward to following them in future installments. Lady Helena is newly widowed and surrounded by a multitude of older siblings (it's a bit difficult to keep track of t...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Aspidistra Press for allowing me to have early access to this book This is the first book in the series which follows Lady Helena after the burial of her second husband, Sir Justin Whitcome whose death seems to be due to an accidental drowning after trying...

    From the moment I started reading this book I could see that Lady Helena was going to face all manner of challenges, not the least of them coming from her own family. Author Jane Steen has done an excellent job of depicting life in nineteenth century England with all its social mores, ...

    Recently, I downloaded the Kindle version of Jane Steen?s ?Lady Helena Investigates? simple because I was in need of some light reading for adults. As you may know, I read a lot of middle grade and YA fiction. I enjoy historical fiction and good mysteries, especially when the cha...

    Lady Helena Investigates is my first introduction to Jane Steen's work. I am now a new fan! I loved this book. It is full of adventure, action, mystery, suspense and intriguing historical details. After reading it, I found myself buying more books to read by this author. Can not wait t...

    Thank you to Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Lady Helena is the youngest daughter of a large family. Her sisters are all much older than her and still call her 'baby'. So when her loving husband unexpectedly dies, Lady Helena is not over...

    After the death of Lady Helena?s first love, she lost herself and remained desolate until her future-husband managed to draw her out. Now that she is a widow, Lady Helena finds herself stronger than she ever thought. It is with this strength that she must face her overbearing fami...

    Lady Helena herself relates her story as the first-person narrator of this novel. I couldn?t put this book down, not because of the slight mystery in it, but because I cared so much about Lady Helena. It was like sipping a cup of tea with a dear friend while chatting about the latest...

    First I want to thank the author, her publisher and Goodreads. I won this in a recent Goodreads Giveaway. I hadn't read this author before and was very impressed with her writing style. A very entertaining historical mystery. What I found most enjoyable was the growth of the main chara...

    What an amazing book!! I loved every second of this one, even with all the characters [and BOY are there A LOT of characters in this one] and killings!! Lady Helena is the main character and she is recently widowed and also is dealing with the grief of losing her father as well. A...

    Thank you to NetGalley.com and Aspidistra Press for this copy in exchange for an honest review. I love historical novels and Lady Helena is right in that genre. This was a very enjoyable read. Mystery, romance, murder?? You can't go wrong this combination. The story flowed and just wh...

    The first book of many more to come I hope, in this series. In this historical mystery story, we meet Lady Helena and her family for the first time. I loved the scene setting and the historical gems that appeared throughout this book. I was totally immersed in the book from start to fi...

    At first, the death of Lady Helena's husband, Justin Whitcombe, seems nothing more than a senseless tragedy--an accidental drowning while he was trying to help a sheep trapped on the riverbank. But when handsome French physician Armand Fortier insists that the death might in fact be mu...

    Lady Helena Investigates begins on the day Helena's husband, Sir Justin, is buried. He was presumed to've drowned, his body having been discovered caught up in a large section of a willow tree that had fallen into a nearby river. An inquest ruled his death a tragic accident. However, a...

  • Hannah
    Apr 01, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...

    This is a very solid, enjoyable novel. The type of cozy mystery that you can curl up with on a rainy day, and have a nice time. I?m hoping the author continues this story in some way. And I may even read some of her other novels, soon! 3.5 stars, and recommended to anyone who loves ...

    I really enjoyed this historical fiction mystery. Lady Helena finds herself a young, but wealthy widow struggling to prove to those around her, particularly her brother and older sisters, that she is capable of being independent and does not need to be married off again posthaste. Th...

    I haven't enjoyed historical fiction this much in years. While I was once a voracious reader and watcher of all things period and historical romance, I've since abandoned it for fantasy and it's many sub-genres. This year I decided to pick up historical titles again, which led me to Hi...

    When we first meet Lady Helena of Lady Helena Investigates, she has just lost her beloved husband, Sir Justin Whitcombe. Her brothers and sisters have begun inserting themselves in her life and planning her future. When she meets her husband's physician, Armand Fortier, she is shocked ...

    Imagine Silent in the Grave had been written with Lady Julia Grey as an easily bullied and extremely nave young woman, one who cannot even stand up to her baby brother or a haranguing, fault-finding elder sister. Further imagine that talented author Deanna Rayburn had substituted a f...

    Lady Helena having recently lost her husband had to come to grips with life and what it had to offer her, she was willingly allowing the rest of her family to treat her as a child. She needed to grow some backbone to deal with her brother was trying his best to ride rough shoes over he...

    2.5 stars; more of a historical slow burn romance than a mystery. I would recommend this book to those who like slow burn romances and historical fiction surrounding English aristocracy; I likely would have enjoyed it a lot more had I not been expecting a murder mystery. Lady Helena...

    I enjoyed this introductory book to the forthcoming Lady Helena series. The characters were entertaining and I look forward to following them in future installments. Lady Helena is newly widowed and surrounded by a multitude of older siblings (it's a bit difficult to keep track of t...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Aspidistra Press for allowing me to have early access to this book This is the first book in the series which follows Lady Helena after the burial of her second husband, Sir Justin Whitcome whose death seems to be due to an accidental drowning after trying...

  • OLT
    Apr 08, 2018

    I am a sucker for a good historical mystery series and I think I have found another one although only the first book has been written yet. Lady Helena Investigates takes place in Regency England and the author handles the attitudes and the way of life at that time really well. The L...

    ?I wonder ? do we ever really know other people? Even those you see daily can have hidden lives.? The book?s opening chapters provide helpful scene setting as recent tragic events in Lady Helena?s life are revealed and the reader is introduced to her extensive family. The ...

    Don't think it's cheating to add my own book to my reading challenge...given that the reason I don't have enough time for reading these days is that I've read this puppy ONE THOUSAND TIMES. At least, it feels like it. ...

    (3.5 stars) It's hard to imagine that we really need another Regency or Victorian woman of the peerage running around solving mysteries in her very own series. After all, there's already Lady Julia Grey (Deanna Raybourn), Lady Emily (Tasha Alexander), Lady Darby (Anna Lee Huber), Lady ...