Three stars for another well done outing for Lady Hardcastle and Florence Armstrong. This time out they find FIRE!, a stolen book, and murder at an art exhibition. The Farley-Strouds are on hand to lend drama; their debts may cause them to lose their house! Can Lady H and Flo figure it all out? Well of course they can. I thought this was a weaker story than the last book as the plot was all over the place and never quite focused, but it gave us more of the peripheral characters so I guess it balances out. The best part of this series is that each book is not ‘just’ a murder mystery. We are drawn into village life and the various characters as they are living their lives while, oh yes by the way, there is a murder investigation ongoing. And what characters they are! None of them are ever caricatures-but perfectly described and they all interact with the plot in a believable way. Very well done and one of my favorite series. I was given a copy and my honest opinion is you ‘otter’ be reading anything T.E. Kinsey writes!