Ghosts, Suffragettes, and Skirts, Oh My!

March 4, 2011 at 3:51 am (Reviews) (, , , , , , )

Although Rebecca Kent (also known as Kate Kingsbury or Doreen Roberts) is not English, her Bellehaven Finishing School is, as are all the household staff and students.  Well to do Edwardian Brits send their daughters to the care of Meredith Llewellyn, a widowed headmistress who sees ghosts!  Not just any ghosts, though, of course only ones that have been killed off before their time!

A sort of “Ghostwhisperer” (tv show starring Jennifer Love Hewitt portraying a woman who talks to ghosts and coerces them to go to the light) for lovers of period pieces and proper society and pesky suffragettes, Kent’s cozy mysteries are just the right medicine to hunker down with while recovering from a Spring cold, hayfever, and all those other things that come with the changing weather.

I’ve finished reading High Marks for Murder, am currently reading Finished Off, and cannot wait to begin Murder Has No Class.  Although the series was cut off by the publishers trying to pinch pennies in this recession, the author has wrapped up some loose ends for us here on her website:


  1. Interested said,

    Hey, I am starting that book this weekend. Someone told me about the author and then I see that you are reading her as well. Can’t wait to dig in. I’ll have to get them all but I am starting with High Marks for Murder.

  2. Interested said,

    Finished the book last week and really loved it! I am definitely a Kent fan now. Thanks for the heads up.

    • anakalianwhims said,

      Oh! I’m so glad you liked it! I love introducing people to new books and authors and then discussing all the delicious details. What else have you read recently? (I’m going to sit down and write some proper reviews soon and post them.)

      • Interested said,

        I have just finished Ayn Rand’s We the Living. Ifound it to be an eye opening read. I remember being young and idealistic…thinking collectivism a good idea. I mean why not; we share and share alike. This book more than any other has shown me the horror of socialism. I have read several of her books lately and needed a break so I am onto something light and airy…

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