This is the second in the Lady Hardcastle mysteries, and I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as the first.
The story felt disjointed and cobbled together. There were three separate (for the most part) mysteries, and they didn't really come together until the end, and then that felt somewhat...half-hearted.
I still enjoyed the back and forth between Lady Hardcastle and Flo, though the charming eccentricity that Lady Hardcastle possessed in the first book seemed to have been upped some, making her--at times--almost annoying.
I've decided to set this series aside and move on to other books.