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by Anna Dean

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Author:
Anna Dean
ISBN13:
978-0312562946
ISBN:
0312562942
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Minotaur Books; 1 edition (February 2, 2010)
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Mystery
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No sooner has Miss Dido Kent arrived at the Montague family estate of Bellfield Hall in 1805-at the behest . Dido Kent is a wonderful protagonist. She is smart and clever without being malicious; something of a Miss Marple of 1805, but better.

No sooner has Miss Dido Kent arrived at the Montague family estate of Bellfield Hall in 1805-at the behest of her beloved niece, Catherine, whose fiancé, Richard Montague, has just departed under mysterious circumstances-than a woman is found shot in the shrubbery. Meanwhile, Lady Montague’s two nieces are being wooed by gentlemen whose motives turn out to be less than sterling, a situation about which Miss Kent also offers advice.

No sooner has Miss Dido Kent arrived at the Montague family estate of Bellfield Hall in 1805-at the behest .

The Dido Kent series is a little slow-paced to be sure but it fits perfectly with that time period. A Gentleman of Fortune: Or, the Suspicions of Miss Dido Kent (Dido Kent Mysteries). I like that Dido is to a degree a rebel (at least in her mind), but still very believable. Other heroines are modern women transposed into that time period, but Dido feels very genuine to what women were forced to be like back then.

Originally published: A moment of silence. London : Allison & Busby, 2008. Visiting Bellfield Hall to comfort her niece, who has been seemingly abandoned by her wealthy fiancé, Miss Dido Kent investigates the possibly related death of a young woman, a situation that is complicated by surprising secrets. I also like that the mysteries are a little less urgent and fast-paced, and they don't feel like tropes of the genre. It's pretty much Jane Austen meets Agatha Christie. Dame Agatha always managed to create such intricate mysteries full of red herrings and.

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A Moment of Silence, or the Observations of Miss Dido Kent. Miss Dido Kent, respectable spinster, has been asked to Bellfield Hall by her niece Catherine, who wants her aunt to figure out a few things. 0312562942 (ISBN13: 9780312562946). Mainly, where her fiance Richard Montague has disappeared to and why he broke their engagement after a wordless exchange with a mysterious man. Dido also wants to figure out who the dead woman in the shrubbery is. So she begins to ask questions and unravels the secrets of the guests and inhabitants of Bellfield Hall one by one.

The character of Miss Dido Kent is a strange and wonderful blend of Jane Austen and Miss Marple. Her letters home to her sister are the perfect means to let readers into her thought processes.

Dido Kent Mysteries (Volume 1). Anna Dean. Anna Dean has captured the tricky business of presenting a clever and resourceful woman, hedged in by a tight-laced society, who turns those limitations to her own benefit

Dido Kent Mysteries (Volume 1). Anna Dean has captured the tricky business of presenting a clever and resourceful woman, hedged in by a tight-laced society, who turns those limitations to her own benefit. Decorative and thoughtful, BELLFIELD HALL is a worthy addition to the historical crime tradition. Laurie R. King, author of TOUCHSTONE. This wonderful mystery is rich in suspense, period detail, humor and most of all characters. They come alive, and none more than Miss Dido Kent. In her Anna Dean has created a masterpiece of detection, a Miss Marple-esque character both razor sharp and kindly.

Distraught with worry, Catherine sends for her spinster aunt, Miss Dido Kent, who has a penchant for solving mysteries

Distraught with worry, Catherine sends for her spinster aunt, Miss Dido Kent, who has a penchant for solving mysteries. Catherine pleads with her to find her fiance and to discover the truth behind his disappearance. show more. Format Hardback 300 pages.

1805. An engagement party is taking place for Mr Richard Montague, son of wealthy landowner Sir Edgar Montague, and his fiancee Catherine. During a dance with his beloved, a strange thing happens: a man appears at Richard's shoulder and appears to communicate something to him without saying a word. Instantly breaking off the engagement, he rushes off to speak to his father, never to be seen again. Distraught with worry, Catherine sends for her spinster aunt, Miss Dido Kent, who has a penchant for solving mysteries. Catherine pleads with her to find her fiance and to discover the truth behind his disappearance. It's going to take a lot of logical thinking to untangle the complex threads of this multi-layered mystery, and Miss Dido Kent is just the woman to do it.
  • This is a good series as I am always interested in the way people lived during this period. The alternate titles are somewhat confusing as they are published under different titles in the U.K. This has caused me to buy the same book two times as I didn't realize this at the time.

  • I loved this book. It reminded me of a Jane Austin novel with an Agatha Christie twist. It is a wonderful blend of the two genres. Well written.

  • I had high hopes for this novel as I love Regency England and mysteries. Unfortunately, I felt that this book moved at a slow pace and I got bored a few times. I liked the ending as there was a nice twist to it.

  • Bellfield Hall is an English country home murder mystery set during the Georgian era. Miss Dido Kent arrives at the hall after her niece summons her there- she soon finds out that not only has her beloved niece's fiancee called off their engagement, but also that a woman no one knows has been murdered in the shrubbery. Dido promises to help her niece discover why her fiancee so abruptly called off their marriage, and in the meantime, she does some of her own sleuthing on the murder.

    I enjoyed this story. I don't think it was amazing, but I think there is certainly room for the series to grow and strengthen if the author continues with it. Dido Kent is an intelligent and witty sleuth- she's not quite in the upper class, but she's also not in the working class. Thus, she can speak to people at multiple levels of society with ease. She also is often ignored because she is a spinster (we don't know how old she is, but I can't imagine she is over 30). In that way, I can see the comparisons to Miss Marple's kind and diminutive presence in Agatha Christie's novels.

    While I liked Dido, I didn't think the story itself was all that great. There were some clues Dido didn't figure out for quite some time, even though there were clues that *I* picked up on (and I generally am quite dense for mysteries, sadly). As Dido is so intelligent, it was hard to believe she didn't pick up on those clues more quickly.

    Also, there was an entire storyline involving a Colonel and a footman that either could have been completely left out or reconciled in a better manner. I didn't like this storyline or what it implied on multiple levels, and I don't think it was necessary for the story's success at all.

    So while I think the story itself could have been better, I really like Dido Kent and I look forward to seeing more of her. I feel certain that as the author continues writing and getting to know her character that I will enjoy getting to know Dido better as well, and I look forward to the opportunity.

    Note: I believe in the UK, this book is titled "A Moment of Silence." This is a much better title and very fitting for the story, and I wish it had stayed the title in the US as well.

  • Character introductions are confusing at the beginning and some are not clarified by the end. As a retired English prof, I have spent much of my time analyzing lit with pen in hand. I do not wish to do so when reading popular literature. When I realized early on that the characters were confusing, I wondered if this was a typical mystery-writers' technique--try to create mystery by introducing numerous characters early on without clear delineated identities and relationships. . Then, I thought, no--they all don't do this and a filmed mystery may not clarify the status of a character but immediately provides an image which won't be confused with other characters. (Unless something like the twin/doppelganger device is used.) So, with some irritation, I took pen in hand and recorded what I could about characters and relationships. I had to finally just "go with the flow" and did become involved in the mystery. Based on positive reviews, I ordered another 3 of the series and hope that the second and subsequent novels are better written. If not, I will buy no more. This would have been a 4-star reviews if character identity (just how many step-mothers are there?) had been clearer.

  • A MOMENT OF SILENCE (Hist Mys/Ama. Sleuth-Dido Kent-England-1805) - Ex
    Dean, Anna - 1st book
    Allison & Busby, 2008, UK Hardcover - ISBN: 9780749079109

    First Sentence: My dear Eliza, I must begin another letter to you, although it is not six hours since I sent my last.

    Catherine Kent is engaged to Richard Montague. During their engagement ball at Betsfield Hall, Richard reacts strongly to a red-headed man and then disappears after leaving Catherine a note urging her to break off their engagement. Catherine's father sends for his spinster sister, Miss Dido Kent. The same day Dido arrives, the body of a murdered woman is found under a hedge on the property and Dido decides it's up to her to discover the killer.

    Ms. Dean's writing is literate, intelligent, funny and completely captivating. I give her top marks for sense of time and place, as well as dialogue, which is delightfully appropriate to the period. Her observations on women, marriage and inheritance are done with a light, but informative, touch.

    Dido Kent is a wonderful protagonist. She is smart and clever without being malicious; something of a Miss Marple of 1805, but better. I particularly enjoyed the letters to Dido's sister, which convey Dido's internal questions, observations and explorations. All the characters come to life under Ms. Dean's deft hand.

    The story is very well plotted. Ms. Dean provides her readers all the clues as Dido uncovers them but, as one who let's the protagonist solve the crime, I was delighted watching the solution unfold.

    Those who are fans of Jane Austin, traditional mysteries, historical mysteries, should enjoy this book. Personally, I loved it!