As Death Draws Near

The latest mystery from the national bestselling author of A Study in Death tangles Lady Kiera Darby and Sebastian Gage in a dangerous web of religious and political intrigue.June 1831 In the midst of their idyllic honeymoon in England s Lake District, Kiera and Gage s seclusion is soon interrupted by a missive from her new father in law A deadly incident involving a disThe latest mystery from the national bestselling author of A Study in Death tangles Lady Kiera Darby and Sebastian Gage in a dangerous web of religious and political intrigue.June 1831 In the midst of their idyllic honeymoon in England s Lake District, Kiera and Gage s seclusion is soon interrupted by a missive from her new father in law A deadly incident involving a distant relative of the Duke of Wellington has taken place at an abbey south of Dublin, Ireland, and he insists that Kiera and Gage look into the matter.Intent on discovering what kind of monster could murder a woman of the cloth, the couple travel to Rathfarnham Abbey school Soon a second nun is slain in broad daylight near a classroom full of young girls With the sinful killer growing bolder, the mother superior would like to send the students home, but the growing civil unrest in Ireland would make the journey treacherous.Before long, Kiera starts to suspect that some of the girls may be hiding a sinister secret With the killer poised to strike yet again, Kiera and Gage must make haste and unmask the fiend, before their matrimonial bliss comes to an untimely end
As Death Draws Near The latest mystery from the national bestselling author of A Study in Death tangles Lady Kiera Darby and Sebastian Gage in a dangerous web of religious and political intrigue June In the midst of

  • Title: As Death Draws Near
  • Author: Anna Lee Huber
  • ISBN: 9780425277720
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Ahem, more please.Loved the beautiful prose, the socio-political turmoil in Ireland, the perspective on female education in 19th century, and (drool) the couple: Kiera and Sebastian.I still find the clothing descriptions mid-sentence out of place but they do add a lovely layer to enrich the setting, especially with the way Huber writes them.I mentioned it in one of my status but I love that it's not a HEA for Kiera and Sebastian after their marriage. They're not perfect individuals, they both ha [...]

    2. As Death Draws near4 StarsKiera and her new husband, Sebastian Gage, are enjoying their honeymoon in the idyllic countryside of the Lake District when they receive a missive from her father-in-law requesting their assistance in investigating the death of a young Irish nun. Upon arriving in Ireland, Kiera and Gage are faced with the locals' suspicion and mistrust as well as the growing unrest between the Catholic and Protestant populace. Can they solve the crime before they are caught up in the v [...]

    3. Not my favorite book in the series. The history on the unrest surrounding the tithes protests in Ireland was interesting but the ultimate motivations for the murders felt flat.

    4. THE COVER! WE HAVE A COVER AND IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL!!!I CAN'T WAAAAAIIIITT! I need a time-traveling machine, seriously.

    5. I've given this a B for narration and a B+ for content at AudioGals.This fifth book in Anna Lee Huber’s series of historical mysteries featuring Lady Keira Darby is another well-constructed tale – one in which Keira and her new husband, inquiry agent Sebastian Gage, are asked to investigate the murder of an Irish nun.The newly-weds are on their honeymoon when an urgent letter from Sebastian’s father, Lord Gage, reaches them, informing them that a young woman –a relative of the Duke of We [...]

    6. Excellent on so many levels -- mystery, love, religion, social history.Since her debut in 2012, Anna Lee Huber has given us four novels and one novella – each of them first-rate – featuring Keira Darby and Sebastian Gage. Now comes the fifth novel in the series, and I believe it is the best yet.The opening of this book finds Keira and Gage on their honeymoon in Keswick when they receive a message (an order, really) from Gage’s father requesting their help with an inquiry. Lord Gage, who mo [...]

    7. 2.5 starsFirst of all, let me start out by saying how much I love this series. I love the chemistry between Gage and Kiera so much and each mystery reads very quickly. I’ve been binge reading the books since spring break so here we are with the fifth mystery which puts me officially caught up on the series.So this one started out promising for me……I liked the whole interrupted honeymoon and the new setting in Ireland. I also likes meeting Marsdale again in this book….he was colorful and [...]

    8. Originally reviewed at The Book Adventures.As Death Draws Near is the fifth outing in the Lady Darby historical mystery series. With this fifth book there is a bit of a change in the series now that Keira is married to inquiry agent Sebastian Gage. These two have come along way from the first book, when Gage suspected Keira of murder.At the start of the book, Keira and Gage are enjoying an idyllic honeymoon (for details about their wedding, check out the novella, A Pressing Engagement). Unfortun [...]

    9. This series has become my favorite historical crime series. I enjoyed this volume in particular, not only because of the historical context introduced, but more importantly because how Keira’s inner struggles tied with the ongoing investigation. I cherished her last tête-à-tête with Mother Superior, for example. Looking forward to reading the next volume. Sad that it isn’t available as an audiobook. Apropos, the performance in the audiobook ofAs Death Draws Near was as pleasant as that in [...]

    10. Kiera and Gage are recently wed and find the idyllic bliss of their honeymoon in Keswick interrupted by a letter from Gage's father requesting their help with an inquiry. The couple's strained relationship with Gage's father makes this request all the more surprising. The Duke of Wellington's distant cousin has been murdered. To further add a layer of oddness to the murder is that she was a young postulate close to taking her vows as nun. Though a papist, this murder cannot be left alone and it [...]

    11. Whatever happened to the regency-feel?Okay, okay A convent is kind of a timeless place I guess, that could explain a bit, and the British-Irish-Protestant-Catholic conflict ran seemingly forever as well, but when Mr. Gage uses up the last pages to deliver a glowing and enthusiastic cheerleader chant to working mothers, you know that what your gnawing suspicion has been telling you all along is true; you're in the wrong century!And the plot? It starts with a dead nun, or two, that I recollect qui [...]

    12. Another delightful Lady Darby mystery. This time the location is outside of the borderlands. In this novel, I particularly enjoyed the history of Catholics and Protestants and the struggles between the two.I look forward to the next novel in this series.

    13. Dollycas’s ThoughtsIt seems Kiera and Gage can’t even have a honeymoon. Lord Gage sends them a message to travel to Dublin to investigate a nun that has been killed at an Abbey. He provides no details so the newly married couple find transport and get to Ireland as quickly as possible. The people of the surrounding area are not quick to provide much more information, even the other nuns at the abbey and the local Constable seems to holding back. Kiera and Gage have their work cut out for the [...]

    14. I love this series and I loved this book! :)A lovely writing and very good pacing. You can feel the surrounding, the feelings of the characters!The mistery is also interesting and complicated as usual! I loved it! I enjoy when they're chasing some really complicated plot, but the real reason for the crime is something very simple! I loved how Kiera and Gage work together! After their complicated courting, they finally got married and they really, really work well as a couple and as a detectives! [...]

    15. This was the slowest of all the Lady Darby books that I have read. I love the characters but this book was missing the intrigue of the previous novels. Don't get me wrong the story was good but it was slow and read quite boring at times. I want the Lady Darby who gets into trouble and isn't afraid to confront the criminals. I want the Lady Darby who sneaks off into the night to question notorious thugs. I like this married Lady Darby but where is the sexual chemistry between she and Gage? Now th [...]

    16. Set in Ireland in 1831 amidst unrest between Protestants and Catholics. The main characters face mistrust and danger as they try to determine who killed a postulant just outside the walls of an abby. I love this series and the characters. I wish I had waited to listen to this one. It wasn't a cliff hanger, but Huber did some set up for the next book out in 2018.

    17. These are always good reads. Nice to have Kiera & Gage married now and able to have a proper relationship! You get a bit of the Irish struggle in this one and the Anglicans vs. the Catholics. The victim in this one may not be what she represented herself to be. Good read and recommended!

    18. The fifth Lady Kiera novel begins with her and Gage's honeymoon interrupted by a letter from Lord Gage, her father-in-law. The letter instructs them to go to Ireland and find out who murdered a distant cousin of the Duke of Wellington, a Miss Harriet Lennox, a postulant at Loretto Abbey in Rathfarnham Ireland.Catholic Emancipation Act Tithing Actre later.

    19. openbooksociety/article/asAs Death Draws NearLady Darby Mystery #5By Anna Lee HuberISBN#9780425277720AnnaleehuberBrought to you by OBS Reviewer DanieleSynopsis: June 1831. In the midst of their idyllic honeymoon in England’s Lake District, Kiera and Gage’s seclusion is soon interrupted by a missive from her new father-in-law. A deadly incident involving a distant relative of the Duke of Wellington has taken place at an abbey south of Dublin, Ireland, and he insists that Kiera and Gage look i [...]

    20. Interesting story, which is why I keep reading these. I'm tired of hearing about how Sebastian smells, his warm looks, and having certain phrases repeated so much through the books, but I like the stories.

    21. As Death Draws Near is the fifth novel in the Lady Darby series by Anna Lee Huber. Each book I read in the series quickly becomes my favorite. This series just keeps getting better and better. The authors writing style is superb, she builds suspense and mystery until the very last minute when the murder is solved. I also love that Lady Darby is coming to know and understand herself better and that she is beginning to heal from the trauma of her first marriage.I read this book through in one sitt [...]

    22. 4 starsRating: PG-13 for violenceAnxiously awaited this book! And now, I have to wait again always the connundrum of the Reader, right? When you're caught up in a series (read all the existing books and love them), you eagerly devour the newone only to feel the hangover of having to wait for the next book.Gage and Lady DArby,now Mrs. Gage (Kiera), have the idyllic honeymoon interrupted by a letter from Gage's father requyesting that they go to Ireland and investigate the detah of a young novice. [...]

    23. This is Anna Lee Huber's 5th full length 'Lady Darby Mystery', with one novella in the bunch. This one is just as good as the ones that went before. I first read 'The Anatomist's Wife' last year, discovered them later, so I had the pleasure of reading one right after the other. I've only had to wait for the novella and this latest one.Lady Kiera Darby is an artist, who has had some setbacks in her life, but has an eye and definite talent for solving crimes in mid 19th century Scotland, and now, [...]

    24. Probably the best Lady Darby mystery for me thus far!I enjoy these books any way, but this one had the added plus of Irish history, introducing the troubles between Ireland and England in the early 1800's and the conflicts internally between the "ribbon men" - Catholics, and the "orange men" - Protestants. I enjoyed getting insights into the early political and religious tensions that effected my paternal ancestors. I also appreciated the personal internal struggle of Lady Darby as she was faced [...]

    25. I love this series, but this book was not one of my favorites. It takes place after Keira, Lady Darby, and Gage get married. They are enjoying a honeymoon, until His father requested they look into the murder of a young nun, from an Abby located outside of Dublin. Once they arrive, no one wants to help them, and life in the village is in the middle of a major conflict. Catholics and protestants are against each other, and violence erupts, and another nun is found dead. There are secrets, and twi [...]

    26. I was incredibly reluctant to finish this book. It is the last published book in the series, so I know it will be a while before I get my hands on another one. At least in this series case, each book (though connected to the previous books with some story arcs) has a firm, complete ending keeping the cliffhangers at bay. In this one Lady Darby and her new husband, Sebastian Gage, are called off their honeymoon by Sebastian's father to investigate the death of a nun at a convent in Ireland. The P [...]

    27. September 2016: I've been revisiting this series via audio and even though I just read this book when it was released, I figured I'd listen to it again since I'd been all the way through the others. Liked it again!July 2016: This series has good characters who have inner lives that are believable. The newlywed's honeymoon in interrupted by an inquiry order from Lord Gage for them to go to Ireland. While there, the couple becomes embroiled in religious unrest between Catholics and Protestants, th [...]

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