Remembering the Dead by Elizabeth J. Duncan

In 1917 a bardic chair was posthumous awarded to the winning poet of the National Eisteddfod of Wales. The winner’s chair was draped in a black, became known at the Black Chair.  Remembering the Dead opens with Penny Brannigan hearing the story of the chair, which is now a national treasure. When the chair goes missing, and a body is found, Penny steps in to solve the mystery.


I enjoyed the historical aspect of the story regarding the Black Chair and WWI. The descriptive quality of the writing is excellent, especially concerning places and secondary characters.

Unfortunately, were a few too many obvious twists to the mystery. I found the plot a little muddled and thought the identity of the thieves to be quite obvious (sorry, no spoilers).

Thank you to NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for the advance reader copy made available for my review.


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