WOULDN’T IT BE DEADLY – What I’m Reading

What I’m Reading – D. E. Ireland’s WOULDN’T IT BE DEADLY, book one – Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins Mysteries. #cozymystery #traditionalmystery #historicalmystery #reading #DEIreland #WouldntItBeDeadly

Book Cover - Wouldn't It Be Deadly by D. E. Ireland - The first book in the Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins Mystery series. #cozymystery
photo from Goodreads


If you are anything like me, you love the movie My Fair Lady starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. It’s little wonder that when I discovered the Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins Mystery series by D. E. Ireland, I had to read it.

The Cockney flower girl passed off as a Dutchess, and the professor who transformed her speech and appearance take center stage. Realizing Scotland Yard isn’t going to find the proper solution, Eliza and Higgins need to upstage a murderer to discover which of the victim’s many enemies is the real killer.

I mentioned earlier, my love of the film adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play, Pygmalion. What I didn’t say, was how much inspiration I’ve drawn from the beloved characters of My Fair Lady. In my Lilia Loverly Mystery series, the protagonist not only has my same affection for the film but also has an uncanny somewhat resemblance to Audrey Hepburn. She’s spunky, fun, and has a curious streak that rivals the best of small-town gossips. Lilia shares her zany life with her Dalmatian, Colonel Pickering, and long-haired tortoiseshell cat, Henry Higgins.

Why I Chose This Book

  • Overall theme – My Fair Lady
  • Cozy mystery
  • The first book in the series
  • Edwardian era London, England
  • Read an author I’ve never read before


I am enjoying this book via audiobook.

You can find WOULDN’T IT BE DEADLY by D. E. Ireland on Goodreads, Bookshop, and Amazon.

Find author D. E. Ireland (a pseudonym for authors Meg Mims and Sharon Pisacreta) and her Wants To Read List on her Goodreads Author Page.

My Next Read

Next, I’ll read MOVE YOUR BLOOMING CORPSE, book two in the Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins Mystery series.

Followed by A WEE MURDER IN MY SHOP by Fran Stewart.

This Post Has One Comment

  1. Laurie Schnebly

    Wow, I’d never heard of this series — but now I definitely want to check it out. Thanks for an exciting recommendation!

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