Murder at Queen’s Landing by Andrea Penrose

June 7th, 2023 Kimberly Review 16 Comments

7th Jun

Charlotte and Wrexford investigate the world of finance to exonerate siblings while exploring their own feelings in Murder at Queen’s Landing by Andrea Penrose. This is the fourth audiobook in the historical murder-mystery series Wrexford & Sloane and narrated by the talented James Cameron Stewart. Grab a cup of tea and see why I am obsessed with this amateur detective duo.

Murder at Queen’s Landing by Andrea Penrose
Murder at Queen's Landing
by Andrea Penrose
Series: Wrexford & Sloane #4
Narrator: James Cameron Stewart
Length: 13 hours and 4 minutes
Genres: Mystery
Source: Purchase
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Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.5x

When Lady Cordelia, a brilliant mathematician, and her brother, Lord Woodbridge, disappear from London, rumors swirl concerning fraudulent bank loans and a secret consortium engaged in an illicit - and highly profitable - trading scheme that threatens the entire British economy. The incriminating evidence mounts, but for Charlotte and Wrexford, it's a question of loyalty and friendship. And so they begin a new investigation to clear the siblings' names, uncover their whereabouts, and unravel the truth behind the whispers.

As they delve into the murky world of banking and international arbitrage, Charlotte and Wrexford also struggle to navigate their increasingly complex feelings for each other. But the clock is ticking - a cunning mastermind has emerged...along with some unexpected allies - and Charlotte and Wrexford must race to prevent disasters both economic and personal as they are forced into a dangerous match of wits in an attempt to beat the enemy at his own game.

historical MURDERMYSTERY ROMANCE well written

Lady Cordelia befriended our duo in the previous novel, and they have become friends. Rumors of fraudulent bank loans and stolen secrets that could threaten the British empire bring us a suspenseful mystery. When Lady Cordelia and Lord Woodbridge, her brother, go missing, they stand accused of the crimes. Of course Wrexford & Sloane must investigate.

What a clever tale Penrose has crafted. I was pulled in from the very beginning as the mystery hooked me. Of course, I enjoy spending time with this couple and their circle of allies, wards, and servants.

The stakes were high and danger lurked around every corner with each clue they unraveled. This forced the two to spend more time with each other, and it was delicious. The romance sees some developments that left me giddy, despite knowing it was inevitable. Their relationship feels genuine and they are well suited. The Weasels aided and have stolen my heart. It’s the characters that make this series for me.

Despite the intense mystery, there were moments that made me laugh and I dare say I am eager to continue the series. I scooped up the rest of the series using Kindle Unlimited to buy the audiobooks at a reduced price.

James Cameron Stewart narrates the series and does a splendid job of giving voice to each of the characters. He perfectly captures their personalities, mannerisms and the bond between them. I highly recommend listening.

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About Andrea Penrose

Andrea Penrose

Andrea Penrose is the USA Today bestselling author of Regency-era historical fiction, including the acclaimed Wrexford & Sloane mystery series, as well as Regency romances written under the names Cara Elliott and Andrea Pickens. Published internationally in ten languages, she is a three-time RITA Award finalist and the recipient of numerous writing awards, including two Daphne Du Maurier Awards for Historical Mystery and two Gold Leaf Awards. A graduate of Yale University with a B.A. in Art and an M.F.A. in Graphic Design, Andrea fell in love with Regency England after reading Pride and Prejudice and has maintained a fascination with the era’s swirling silks and radical new ideas throughout her writing career. She lives in Connecticut and blogs with a community of historical fiction authors at WordWenches.com.

About James Cameron Stewart

James Cameron Stewart

James Cameron Stewart trained at Hull University and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Some theater highlights of his thirty-six-year career include Frank-n-Furter (The Rocky Horror Show), Thénadier (Les Misérables), the poet Philip Larkin in Larkin with Women (Best Actor nominee, MEN Awards 2005), and originating the part of Hamish in Sir Alan Ayckbourn's Things We Do for Love. In 2008 he published his grandfather's World War I memoirs and toured his one-man show based on them from 2008 to 2011. His television/film credits include Outlander, Jericho, Flying Blind, Golden Years, Emmerdale, London's Burning, Eastenders, Coronation Street, Holby City, and Taggart. He often appears on Radio 4, and is a regular presenter on the weekly The Economist podcast. James loves recording audiobooks and is delighted to have had the opportunity to narrate such a variety of magnificent authors, from Seneca through Max Hastings and Antony Beevor, to superlative fiction by J. M. Coetzee, Michael Dibdin, Stuart MacBride, and more.

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw, Howler and proud Nonna. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

16 Responses to “Murder at Queen’s Landing by Andrea Penrose”

  1. Katherine

    This series sounds so good! I’m hoping to get time to listen to the first book this month so I can finally start this series!