The Secrets of Wishtide

The Secrets of Wishtide

Mrs. Laetitia Rodd, aged fifty-two, is the widow of an archdeacon. Living in Hampstead with her confidante and landlady, Mrs. Benson, who once let rooms to John Keats, Laetitia makes her living as a highly discreet private investigator.Her brother, Frederick Tyson, is a criminal barrister living in the neighboring village of Highgate with his wife and ten children....

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Title:The Secrets of Wishtide
Author:Kate Saunders
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The Secrets of Wishtide Reviews

  • Susan
    Set in 1850, this novel introduces us to Laetitia Rodd a widow who lives in ‘reduced circumstances’ with Mrs Mary Bentley (her previous tenants included Keats). Laetitia Rodd has moved out from her beloved brother, Frederick Tyson’s house. Fred is one of London’s most celebrated ...
  • Paromjit
    The Secrets of Wishtide is an engaging and atmospheric Victorian historical crime story set in 1850. Laetitia (Letty) Rodd is the widow of an archdeacon. She has to work as she has been reduced to living in genteel poverty with her landlady and close companion, Mary Bentley. Mary helps Letty with he...
  • Bonnie Shores
    Compared to many of my goodreads friends, I'm old. Even so, I have a "thing" for YA paranormal romance. It's my absolute favorite genre and, given a choice, I will always choose it first.That being said, I've also always had a "thing" for tv shows like Murder She Wrote, Matlock and Perry Mason. I gu...
  • Jess (Primrose)
    What a treat of story wrapped in its pages! I found the characters to be well developed, the story to flow smoothly, and the layers built into the mystery thick enough to leave a surprise at the end. The Secrets of Wishtide is my first introduction to Kate Saunders and her clever heroine, Laetitia ...
  • Jane
    This book brings together a number of my literary loves:• Victorian England• Crime and detection• Literary allusions, and• A companion to take me through the story.It’s the kind of recipe that it is easy get very wrong, and so I was delighted to find that Kate Saunders gets ...
  • Carolyn
    This was a very enjoyable Victorian murder mystery in what appears to be a new series. Our sleuth is a middle aged widow, Laetitia Rodd (Letty), living in reduced circumstances whose brother Fred, a barrister pays her to help investigate his cases. His current case involves a wealthy family, the Cal...
  • Diane Barnes
    Finally, I happened upon the first book of an excellent Victorian mystery series just weeks after publication, instead of playing catch up when the author gets a head start of several years on me.Letitia Rodd is the widow of a curate and lives in "reduced circumstances" in a rundown section of Londo...
  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    I am vacillating between 3 stars and 3.5 stars for The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders.It was a perfectly pleasant read that got awfully complicated by the end, but it never really grabbed me. I never felt involved, or moved by anything I read, but neither did I ever contemplate not finishing t...

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