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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  • Jeri
    Apr 19, 2018

    ?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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Thoroughly satisfying! It's a murder mystery, and our heroine solves it but she doesn't set out to consciously investigate. It is, therefore, as much a character study (and the cast of characters is delightful), a record and commentary on late 19th century English aristocracy and th...

    Received an advanced copy in exchange for a fair review. My only quibble with Lady Helena Investigates is that it doesn't really live up to its title. The titular lady even observes late in the narrative that she has done very little actual investigation, but I gather that is likely...

    For a book with the word investigates in the title, the mystery is not the main storyline in this book! That isn't a bad thing though. This is a story about Lady Helena and her evolution as a woman, as a major life change forces her to face some things that have been following her thro...

    I enjoy discovering new series to read, and think I've run across a good one. Unfortunately, only the first book has been published, but I'm hoping for more. A young widow in Victorian England is confronted with the untimely death of her husband and a French doctor who is convince...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Lady Helena Investigates was a 3.75 star read for me. The first entry in a new series, Lady Helena picks up on the same day that Helena's husband was buried following an unexpected death. Found in the river after ...

    An exciting start to a new series. This historical mystery is a little bit darker than most of historical mysteries that I've read lately. Lady Helena at first appears to be quite a mild and meek character who is easily dominated by her older siblings. However as she gets mixed up...

    I am always happy to find a new historical mystery series and this one looks like the start of a good one. Set in 1881, Lady Helena is the youngest in the family and newly widowed and now faces controlling her money and her future. As is the custom for the period, her older brother set...

    This story wasn?t quite what I expected by its name, but I nevertheless found it very interesting. Lady Helena Whitcombe does a little investigating into her husband?s death when Dr. Armand Fortier suggests it might have been murder rather than an accident, but the characters are w...

    So first off an admission, I am a real sucker for 19-century Victorian mysteries with a strong female MC and if you do as well you are going to LOVE this book. Fans of Veronica Speedwell, Charlotte Holmes and Lady Gray are going to feel right at home with Lady Helena. True this book di...

    I had to make a new Goodreads shelf for this book: Gothic, Victorian. Lady Helena, at 25, is a very rich recent widow. Her large family, 5 older sisters and one younger brother, all know what is best for her. But it is the whispers of atmospheric scenes that this author sets that held ...

  • Trish
    Mar 27, 2018

    ?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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

  • Jane
    Feb 15, 2018

    ?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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

  • Jennifer
    Apr 02, 2018

    ?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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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...

  • Shorty
    Apr 09, 2018

    ?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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Susan
    Mar 27, 2018

    ?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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Thoroughly satisfying! It's a murder mystery, and our heroine solves it but she doesn't set out to consciously investigate. It is, therefore, as much a character study (and the cast of characters is delightful), a record and commentary on late 19th century English aristocracy and th...

    Received an advanced copy in exchange for a fair review. My only quibble with Lady Helena Investigates is that it doesn't really live up to its title. The titular lady even observes late in the narrative that she has done very little actual investigation, but I gather that is likely...

    For a book with the word investigates in the title, the mystery is not the main storyline in this book! That isn't a bad thing though. This is a story about Lady Helena and her evolution as a woman, as a major life change forces her to face some things that have been following her thro...

    I enjoy discovering new series to read, and think I've run across a good one. Unfortunately, only the first book has been published, but I'm hoping for more. A young widow in Victorian England is confronted with the untimely death of her husband and a French doctor who is convince...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Lady Helena Investigates was a 3.75 star read for me. The first entry in a new series, Lady Helena picks up on the same day that Helena's husband was buried following an unexpected death. Found in the river after ...

    An exciting start to a new series. This historical mystery is a little bit darker than most of historical mysteries that I've read lately. Lady Helena at first appears to be quite a mild and meek character who is easily dominated by her older siblings. However as she gets mixed up...

    I am always happy to find a new historical mystery series and this one looks like the start of a good one. Set in 1881, Lady Helena is the youngest in the family and newly widowed and now faces controlling her money and her future. As is the custom for the period, her older brother set...

  • Jen Solak
    Apr 16, 2018

    ?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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Thoroughly satisfying! It's a murder mystery, and our heroine solves it but she doesn't set out to consciously investigate. It is, therefore, as much a character study (and the cast of characters is delightful), a record and commentary on late 19th century English aristocracy and th...

    Received an advanced copy in exchange for a fair review. My only quibble with Lady Helena Investigates is that it doesn't really live up to its title. The titular lady even observes late in the narrative that she has done very little actual investigation, but I gather that is likely...

    For a book with the word investigates in the title, the mystery is not the main storyline in this book! That isn't a bad thing though. This is a story about Lady Helena and her evolution as a woman, as a major life change forces her to face some things that have been following her thro...

  • Cathy
    Apr 11, 2018

    ?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 ...

  • Sveltesylph
    Apr 08, 2018

    ?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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Thoroughly satisfying! It's a murder mystery, and our heroine solves it but she doesn't set out to consciously investigate. It is, therefore, as much a character study (and the cast of characters is delightful), a record and commentary on late 19th century English aristocracy and th...

  • Amy
    Feb 27, 2018

    ?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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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 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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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...

  • Lisa
    Feb 24, 2018

    ?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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Thoroughly satisfying! It's a murder mystery, and our heroine solves it but she doesn't set out to consciously investigate. It is, therefore, as much a character study (and the cast of characters is delightful), a record and commentary on late 19th century English aristocracy and th...

    Received an advanced copy in exchange for a fair review. My only quibble with Lady Helena Investigates is that it doesn't really live up to its title. The titular lady even observes late in the narrative that she has done very little actual investigation, but I gather that is likely...

    For a book with the word investigates in the title, the mystery is not the main storyline in this book! That isn't a bad thing though. This is a story about Lady Helena and her evolution as a woman, as a major life change forces her to face some things that have been following her thro...

    I enjoy discovering new series to read, and think I've run across a good one. Unfortunately, only the first book has been published, but I'm hoping for more. A young widow in Victorian England is confronted with the untimely death of her husband and a French doctor who is convince...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Lady Helena Investigates was a 3.75 star read for me. The first entry in a new series, Lady Helena picks up on the same day that Helena's husband was buried following an unexpected death. Found in the river after ...

    An exciting start to a new series. This historical mystery is a little bit darker than most of historical mysteries that I've read lately. Lady Helena at first appears to be quite a mild and meek character who is easily dominated by her older siblings. However as she gets mixed up...

    I am always happy to find a new historical mystery series and this one looks like the start of a good one. Set in 1881, Lady Helena is the youngest in the family and newly widowed and now faces controlling her money and her future. As is the custom for the period, her older brother set...

    This story wasn?t quite what I expected by its name, but I nevertheless found it very interesting. Lady Helena Whitcombe does a little investigating into her husband?s death when Dr. Armand Fortier suggests it might have been murder rather than an accident, but the characters are w...

    So first off an admission, I am a real sucker for 19-century Victorian mysteries with a strong female MC and if you do as well you are going to LOVE this book. Fans of Veronica Speedwell, Charlotte Holmes and Lady Gray are going to feel right at home with Lady Helena. True this book di...

    I had to make a new Goodreads shelf for this book: Gothic, Victorian. Lady Helena, at 25, is a very rich recent widow. Her large family, 5 older sisters and one younger brother, all know what is best for her. But it is the whispers of atmospheric scenes that this author sets that held ...

    Lady Helena has recently been widowed and is under pressure by her family to relinquish the responsibilities for her land. However, she is determined to stand on her own two feet and, luckily, has the income to do so. Enter the French physician with a conspiracy theory that casts dou...

    First I would like to state that I received this book through the Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank the author for giving me this opportunity and honor in being able to read this book. When I received this book I began reading it at once. I real...

    This is a delightful tale of a recent widow (Helena) and how she tries to cope with her husband's sudden death. She is the youngest of six girls and the Earl. Their nickname for her is Baby. Armand Fortier is French, a physician and surgeon, he believed Justin was murdered but had no f...

    I had not read any of the author's previous books, but after completing Lady Helena Investigates, I will seek out her backlist. Lady Helena is the sixth daughter of a compellingly strong-willed family. After her husband's death, they are certain in their convictions of how she should p...

  • Sasha
    May 04, 2018

    ?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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Thoroughly satisfying! It's a murder mystery, and our heroine solves it but she doesn't set out to consciously investigate. It is, therefore, as much a character study (and the cast of characters is delightful), a record and commentary on late 19th century English aristocracy and th...

    Received an advanced copy in exchange for a fair review. My only quibble with Lady Helena Investigates is that it doesn't really live up to its title. The titular lady even observes late in the narrative that she has done very little actual investigation, but I gather that is likely...

    For a book with the word investigates in the title, the mystery is not the main storyline in this book! That isn't a bad thing though. This is a story about Lady Helena and her evolution as a woman, as a major life change forces her to face some things that have been following her thro...

    I enjoy discovering new series to read, and think I've run across a good one. Unfortunately, only the first book has been published, but I'm hoping for more. A young widow in Victorian England is confronted with the untimely death of her husband and a French doctor who is convince...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Lady Helena Investigates was a 3.75 star read for me. The first entry in a new series, Lady Helena picks up on the same day that Helena's husband was buried following an unexpected death. Found in the river after ...

    An exciting start to a new series. This historical mystery is a little bit darker than most of historical mysteries that I've read lately. Lady Helena at first appears to be quite a mild and meek character who is easily dominated by her older siblings. However as she gets mixed up...

    I am always happy to find a new historical mystery series and this one looks like the start of a good one. Set in 1881, Lady Helena is the youngest in the family and newly widowed and now faces controlling her money and her future. As is the custom for the period, her older brother set...

    This story wasn?t quite what I expected by its name, but I nevertheless found it very interesting. Lady Helena Whitcombe does a little investigating into her husband?s death when Dr. Armand Fortier suggests it might have been murder rather than an accident, but the characters are w...

    So first off an admission, I am a real sucker for 19-century Victorian mysteries with a strong female MC and if you do as well you are going to LOVE this book. Fans of Veronica Speedwell, Charlotte Holmes and Lady Gray are going to feel right at home with Lady Helena. True this book di...

    I had to make a new Goodreads shelf for this book: Gothic, Victorian. Lady Helena, at 25, is a very rich recent widow. Her large family, 5 older sisters and one younger brother, all know what is best for her. But it is the whispers of atmospheric scenes that this author sets that held ...

    Lady Helena has recently been widowed and is under pressure by her family to relinquish the responsibilities for her land. However, she is determined to stand on her own two feet and, luckily, has the income to do so. Enter the French physician with a conspiracy theory that casts dou...

    First I would like to state that I received this book through the Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank the author for giving me this opportunity and honor in being able to read this book. When I received this book I began reading it at once. I real...

  • Shelagh
    Feb 27, 2018

    ?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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

  • Heather
    Mar 12, 2018

    ?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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Thoroughly satisfying! It's a murder mystery, and our heroine solves it but she doesn't set out to consciously investigate. It is, therefore, as much a character study (and the cast of characters is delightful), a record and commentary on late 19th century English aristocracy and th...

    Received an advanced copy in exchange for a fair review. My only quibble with Lady Helena Investigates is that it doesn't really live up to its title. The titular lady even observes late in the narrative that she has done very little actual investigation, but I gather that is likely...

  • Moriah
    Feb 20, 2018

    ?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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Thoroughly satisfying! It's a murder mystery, and our heroine solves it but she doesn't set out to consciously investigate. It is, therefore, as much a character study (and the cast of characters is delightful), a record and commentary on late 19th century English aristocracy and th...

    Received an advanced copy in exchange for a fair review. My only quibble with Lady Helena Investigates is that it doesn't really live up to its title. The titular lady even observes late in the narrative that she has done very little actual investigation, but I gather that is likely...

    For a book with the word investigates in the title, the mystery is not the main storyline in this book! That isn't a bad thing though. This is a story about Lady Helena and her evolution as a woman, as a major life change forces her to face some things that have been following her thro...

    I enjoy discovering new series to read, and think I've run across a good one. Unfortunately, only the first book has been published, but I'm hoping for more. A young widow in Victorian England is confronted with the untimely death of her husband and a French doctor who is convince...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Lady Helena Investigates was a 3.75 star read for me. The first entry in a new series, Lady Helena picks up on the same day that Helena's husband was buried following an unexpected death. Found in the river after ...

  • Emris Lindsay
    Mar 12, 2018

    ?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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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...

  • Lokdyer
    Mar 14, 2018

    ?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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Thoroughly satisfying! It's a murder mystery, and our heroine solves it but she doesn't set out to consciously investigate. It is, therefore, as much a character study (and the cast of characters is delightful), a record and commentary on late 19th century English aristocracy and th...

    Received an advanced copy in exchange for a fair review. My only quibble with Lady Helena Investigates is that it doesn't really live up to its title. The titular lady even observes late in the narrative that she has done very little actual investigation, but I gather that is likely...

    For a book with the word investigates in the title, the mystery is not the main storyline in this book! That isn't a bad thing though. This is a story about Lady Helena and her evolution as a woman, as a major life change forces her to face some things that have been following her thro...

    I enjoy discovering new series to read, and think I've run across a good one. Unfortunately, only the first book has been published, but I'm hoping for more. A young widow in Victorian England is confronted with the untimely death of her husband and a French doctor who is convince...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Lady Helena Investigates was a 3.75 star read for me. The first entry in a new series, Lady Helena picks up on the same day that Helena's husband was buried following an unexpected death. Found in the river after ...

    An exciting start to a new series. This historical mystery is a little bit darker than most of historical mysteries that I've read lately. Lady Helena at first appears to be quite a mild and meek character who is easily dominated by her older siblings. However as she gets mixed up...

    I am always happy to find a new historical mystery series and this one looks like the start of a good one. Set in 1881, Lady Helena is the youngest in the family and newly widowed and now faces controlling her money and her future. As is the custom for the period, her older brother set...

    This story wasn?t quite what I expected by its name, but I nevertheless found it very interesting. Lady Helena Whitcombe does a little investigating into her husband?s death when Dr. Armand Fortier suggests it might have been murder rather than an accident, but the characters are w...

  • Roxanne Spencer
    Apr 14, 2018

    ?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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Thoroughly satisfying! It's a murder mystery, and our heroine solves it but she doesn't set out to consciously investigate. It is, therefore, as much a character study (and the cast of characters is delightful), a record and commentary on late 19th century English aristocracy and th...

    Received an advanced copy in exchange for a fair review. My only quibble with Lady Helena Investigates is that it doesn't really live up to its title. The titular lady even observes late in the narrative that she has done very little actual investigation, but I gather that is likely...

    For a book with the word investigates in the title, the mystery is not the main storyline in this book! That isn't a bad thing though. This is a story about Lady Helena and her evolution as a woman, as a major life change forces her to face some things that have been following her thro...

    I enjoy discovering new series to read, and think I've run across a good one. Unfortunately, only the first book has been published, but I'm hoping for more. A young widow in Victorian England is confronted with the untimely death of her husband and a French doctor who is convince...

  • Candy Briggs
    May 06, 2018

    ?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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Thoroughly satisfying! It's a murder mystery, and our heroine solves it but she doesn't set out to consciously investigate. It is, therefore, as much a character study (and the cast of characters is delightful), a record and commentary on late 19th century English aristocracy and th...

    Received an advanced copy in exchange for a fair review. My only quibble with Lady Helena Investigates is that it doesn't really live up to its title. The titular lady even observes late in the narrative that she has done very little actual investigation, but I gather that is likely...

    For a book with the word investigates in the title, the mystery is not the main storyline in this book! That isn't a bad thing though. This is a story about Lady Helena and her evolution as a woman, as a major life change forces her to face some things that have been following her thro...

    I enjoy discovering new series to read, and think I've run across a good one. Unfortunately, only the first book has been published, but I'm hoping for more. A young widow in Victorian England is confronted with the untimely death of her husband and a French doctor who is convince...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Lady Helena Investigates was a 3.75 star read for me. The first entry in a new series, Lady Helena picks up on the same day that Helena's husband was buried following an unexpected death. Found in the river after ...

    An exciting start to a new series. This historical mystery is a little bit darker than most of historical mysteries that I've read lately. Lady Helena at first appears to be quite a mild and meek character who is easily dominated by her older siblings. However as she gets mixed up...

    I am always happy to find a new historical mystery series and this one looks like the start of a good one. Set in 1881, Lady Helena is the youngest in the family and newly widowed and now faces controlling her money and her future. As is the custom for the period, her older brother set...

    This story wasn?t quite what I expected by its name, but I nevertheless found it very interesting. Lady Helena Whitcombe does a little investigating into her husband?s death when Dr. Armand Fortier suggests it might have been murder rather than an accident, but the characters are w...

    So first off an admission, I am a real sucker for 19-century Victorian mysteries with a strong female MC and if you do as well you are going to LOVE this book. Fans of Veronica Speedwell, Charlotte Holmes and Lady Gray are going to feel right at home with Lady Helena. True this book di...

    I had to make a new Goodreads shelf for this book: Gothic, Victorian. Lady Helena, at 25, is a very rich recent widow. Her large family, 5 older sisters and one younger brother, all know what is best for her. But it is the whispers of atmospheric scenes that this author sets that held ...

    Lady Helena has recently been widowed and is under pressure by her family to relinquish the responsibilities for her land. However, she is determined to stand on her own two feet and, luckily, has the income to do so. Enter the French physician with a conspiracy theory that casts dou...

    First I would like to state that I received this book through the Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank the author for giving me this opportunity and honor in being able to read this book. When I received this book I began reading it at once. I real...

    This is a delightful tale of a recent widow (Helena) and how she tries to cope with her husband's sudden death. She is the youngest of six girls and the Earl. Their nickname for her is Baby. Armand Fortier is French, a physician and surgeon, he believed Justin was murdered but had no f...

  • Leeza Robertson
    Apr 13, 2018

    ?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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Thoroughly satisfying! It's a murder mystery, and our heroine solves it but she doesn't set out to consciously investigate. It is, therefore, as much a character study (and the cast of characters is delightful), a record and commentary on late 19th century English aristocracy and th...

    Received an advanced copy in exchange for a fair review. My only quibble with Lady Helena Investigates is that it doesn't really live up to its title. The titular lady even observes late in the narrative that she has done very little actual investigation, but I gather that is likely...

    For a book with the word investigates in the title, the mystery is not the main storyline in this book! That isn't a bad thing though. This is a story about Lady Helena and her evolution as a woman, as a major life change forces her to face some things that have been following her thro...

    I enjoy discovering new series to read, and think I've run across a good one. Unfortunately, only the first book has been published, but I'm hoping for more. A young widow in Victorian England is confronted with the untimely death of her husband and a French doctor who is convince...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Lady Helena Investigates was a 3.75 star read for me. The first entry in a new series, Lady Helena picks up on the same day that Helena's husband was buried following an unexpected death. Found in the river after ...

    An exciting start to a new series. This historical mystery is a little bit darker than most of historical mysteries that I've read lately. Lady Helena at first appears to be quite a mild and meek character who is easily dominated by her older siblings. However as she gets mixed up...

    I am always happy to find a new historical mystery series and this one looks like the start of a good one. Set in 1881, Lady Helena is the youngest in the family and newly widowed and now faces controlling her money and her future. As is the custom for the period, her older brother set...

    This story wasn?t quite what I expected by its name, but I nevertheless found it very interesting. Lady Helena Whitcombe does a little investigating into her husband?s death when Dr. Armand Fortier suggests it might have been murder rather than an accident, but the characters are w...

    So first off an admission, I am a real sucker for 19-century Victorian mysteries with a strong female MC and if you do as well you are going to LOVE this book. Fans of Veronica Speedwell, Charlotte Holmes and Lady Gray are going to feel right at home with Lady Helena. True this book di...

  • Inishowen Cailín
    Mar 10, 2018

    ?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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Thoroughly satisfying! It's a murder mystery, and our heroine solves it but she doesn't set out to consciously investigate. It is, therefore, as much a character study (and the cast of characters is delightful), a record and commentary on late 19th century English aristocracy and th...

    Received an advanced copy in exchange for a fair review. My only quibble with Lady Helena Investigates is that it doesn't really live up to its title. The titular lady even observes late in the narrative that she has done very little actual investigation, but I gather that is likely...

    For a book with the word investigates in the title, the mystery is not the main storyline in this book! That isn't a bad thing though. This is a story about Lady Helena and her evolution as a woman, as a major life change forces her to face some things that have been following her thro...

    I enjoy discovering new series to read, and think I've run across a good one. Unfortunately, only the first book has been published, but I'm hoping for more. A young widow in Victorian England is confronted with the untimely death of her husband and a French doctor who is convince...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Lady Helena Investigates was a 3.75 star read for me. The first entry in a new series, Lady Helena picks up on the same day that Helena's husband was buried following an unexpected death. Found in the river after ...

    An exciting start to a new series. This historical mystery is a little bit darker than most of historical mysteries that I've read lately. Lady Helena at first appears to be quite a mild and meek character who is easily dominated by her older siblings. However as she gets mixed up...

  • Teri Donaldson
    Mar 16, 2018

    ?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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Thoroughly satisfying! It's a murder mystery, and our heroine solves it but she doesn't set out to consciously investigate. It is, therefore, as much a character study (and the cast of characters is delightful), a record and commentary on late 19th century English aristocracy and th...

    Received an advanced copy in exchange for a fair review. My only quibble with Lady Helena Investigates is that it doesn't really live up to its title. The titular lady even observes late in the narrative that she has done very little actual investigation, but I gather that is likely...

    For a book with the word investigates in the title, the mystery is not the main storyline in this book! That isn't a bad thing though. This is a story about Lady Helena and her evolution as a woman, as a major life change forces her to face some things that have been following her thro...

    I enjoy discovering new series to read, and think I've run across a good one. Unfortunately, only the first book has been published, but I'm hoping for more. A young widow in Victorian England is confronted with the untimely death of her husband and a French doctor who is convince...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Lady Helena Investigates was a 3.75 star read for me. The first entry in a new series, Lady Helena picks up on the same day that Helena's husband was buried following an unexpected death. Found in the river after ...

    An exciting start to a new series. This historical mystery is a little bit darker than most of historical mysteries that I've read lately. Lady Helena at first appears to be quite a mild and meek character who is easily dominated by her older siblings. However as she gets mixed up...

    I am always happy to find a new historical mystery series and this one looks like the start of a good one. Set in 1881, Lady Helena is the youngest in the family and newly widowed and now faces controlling her money and her future. As is the custom for the period, her older brother set...

    This story wasn?t quite what I expected by its name, but I nevertheless found it very interesting. Lady Helena Whitcombe does a little investigating into her husband?s death when Dr. Armand Fortier suggests it might have been murder rather than an accident, but the characters are w...

    So first off an admission, I am a real sucker for 19-century Victorian mysteries with a strong female MC and if you do as well you are going to LOVE this book. Fans of Veronica Speedwell, Charlotte Holmes and Lady Gray are going to feel right at home with Lady Helena. True this book di...

    I had to make a new Goodreads shelf for this book: Gothic, Victorian. Lady Helena, at 25, is a very rich recent widow. Her large family, 5 older sisters and one younger brother, all know what is best for her. But it is the whispers of atmospheric scenes that this author sets that held ...

    Lady Helena has recently been widowed and is under pressure by her family to relinquish the responsibilities for her land. However, she is determined to stand on her own two feet and, luckily, has the income to do so. Enter the French physician with a conspiracy theory that casts dou...

    First I would like to state that I received this book through the Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank the author for giving me this opportunity and honor in being able to read this book. When I received this book I began reading it at once. I real...

    This is a delightful tale of a recent widow (Helena) and how she tries to cope with her husband's sudden death. She is the youngest of six girls and the Earl. Their nickname for her is Baby. Armand Fortier is French, a physician and surgeon, he believed Justin was murdered but had no f...

    I had not read any of the author's previous books, but after completing Lady Helena Investigates, I will seek out her backlist. Lady Helena is the sixth daughter of a compellingly strong-willed family. After her husband's death, they are certain in their convictions of how she should p...

    This as a wonderful book from start to finish. From the first words, I was endeared to Lady Helena. She is a young widow who is controlled by members of her family. I enjoyed seeing her grow more independent and stronger even as she tried to investigate her husband?s death. All of t...

  • Holly
    Mar 02, 2018

    ?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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Alexandra Oxley
    Mar 17, 2018

    ?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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Thoroughly satisfying! It's a murder mystery, and our heroine solves it but she doesn't set out to consciously investigate. It is, therefore, as much a character study (and the cast of characters is delightful), a record and commentary on late 19th century English aristocracy and th...

    Received an advanced copy in exchange for a fair review. My only quibble with Lady Helena Investigates is that it doesn't really live up to its title. The titular lady even observes late in the narrative that she has done very little actual investigation, but I gather that is likely...

    For a book with the word investigates in the title, the mystery is not the main storyline in this book! That isn't a bad thing though. This is a story about Lady Helena and her evolution as a woman, as a major life change forces her to face some things that have been following her thro...

    I enjoy discovering new series to read, and think I've run across a good one. Unfortunately, only the first book has been published, but I'm hoping for more. A young widow in Victorian England is confronted with the untimely death of her husband and a French doctor who is convince...

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. Lady Helena Investigates was a 3.75 star read for me. The first entry in a new series, Lady Helena picks up on the same day that Helena's husband was buried following an unexpected death. Found in the river after ...

    An exciting start to a new series. This historical mystery is a little bit darker than most of historical mysteries that I've read lately. Lady Helena at first appears to be quite a mild and meek character who is easily dominated by her older siblings. However as she gets mixed up...

    I am always happy to find a new historical mystery series and this one looks like the start of a good one. Set in 1881, Lady Helena is the youngest in the family and newly widowed and now faces controlling her money and her future. As is the custom for the period, her older brother set...

    This story wasn?t quite what I expected by its name, but I nevertheless found it very interesting. Lady Helena Whitcombe does a little investigating into her husband?s death when Dr. Armand Fortier suggests it might have been murder rather than an accident, but the characters are w...

    So first off an admission, I am a real sucker for 19-century Victorian mysteries with a strong female MC and if you do as well you are going to LOVE this book. Fans of Veronica Speedwell, Charlotte Holmes and Lady Gray are going to feel right at home with Lady Helena. True this book di...

    I had to make a new Goodreads shelf for this book: Gothic, Victorian. Lady Helena, at 25, is a very rich recent widow. Her large family, 5 older sisters and one younger brother, all know what is best for her. But it is the whispers of atmospheric scenes that this author sets that held ...

    Lady Helena has recently been widowed and is under pressure by her family to relinquish the responsibilities for her land. However, she is determined to stand on her own two feet and, luckily, has the income to do so. Enter the French physician with a conspiracy theory that casts dou...

  • CJ
    Apr 20, 2018

    ?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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

  • ebookowl
    Mar 02, 2018

    ?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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    (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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    (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 ...