The Study of Silence
The Study of Silence
A Lady Evelyn Mystery
by Malia Zaidi
Historical Fiction , Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 27 Feb 2018
The Lady Evelyn mysteries will appeal to fans of cozies set in the 1920s. The Study of Silence in the third Lady Evelyn novel, but it is not necessary to read the novels in order.
In The Study of Silence, Lady Evelyn Carlisle is back at Oxford working on finishing her degree. Trouble, however is near at hand, and soon one of St Hugh’s respected tutors is found dead, murdered. Suspicion falls on his wife, but Lady Evelyn is certain she is innocent. The more she investigates, the more certain she becomes that the crime is linked to the victim’s abuse of women. Although this is a historical mystery, it brings up many current issues regarding the treatment of women, physical and sexual abuse, and the tendency to blame the victim.
The Study of Silence is an excellent cozy, well researched, with characters that can be understood and empathized with. If all of Malia Zaidi’s novels are this good, then her series is definite to be a success.
5 / 5
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Lady Evelyn Carlisle has returned home to England, where she is completing her degree at St. Hugh's, a women's college in Oxford. Her days are spent poring over ancient texts and rushing to tutorials. All is well until a fateful morning, when her peaceful student life is turned on its head. Stumbling upon the gruesome killing of someone she thought she knew, Evelyn is plunged into a murder investigation once more, much to the chagrin of her friends and family, as well as the intriguing Detective Lucas Stanton. The dreaming spires of Oxford begin to appear decidedly less romantic as she gathers clues, and learns far more than she ever wished to know about the darkness lurking beyond the polished veneer. Can she solve the crime before the killer strikes once more, this time to Evelyn's own detriment?