(Herringford and Watts Mysteries)
April 2016/224 pages/$9.99
In 1910 Toronto, while other bachelor girls perfect their domestic skills and find husbands, two friends perfect their sleuthing skills and find a murderer.
Inspired by their fascination with all things Sherlock Holmes, best friends and flatmates Merinda and Jem launch a consulting detective business. The deaths of young Irish women lead Merinda and Jem deeper into the mire of the city’s underbelly, where the high hopes of those dreaming to make a new life in Canada are met with prejudice and squalor.
While searching for answers, donning disguises, and sneaking around where no proper ladies would ever go, they pair with Jasper Forth, a police constable, and Ray DeLuca, a reporter in whom Jem takes a more than professional interest. Merinda could well be Toronto’s premiere consulting detective, and Jem may just find a way to put her bachelor girlhood behind her forever–if they can stay alive long enough to do so.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover but in this case, the story inside is every bit as charming and whimsical as the exterior. Rachel McMillan whisks the reader to 1910 Toronto in her debut novel as two plucky, not-quite-spinster-age young women set out to solve the crimes and injustices in their city. Plenty of adventures-and not a few mishaps-await as they endeavor to avoid those who would stand in their way, be it the less-honorable members of society or the unremitting threat of the Morality Squad (my favorite!). McMillan is sure to garner plenty of fans with this first full-length installment in her Herringford and Watts series. (A prequel digital novella, A Singular and Whimsical Problem, released late last year.) Mystery and romance combine in this engaging tale that nods to Sherlock Holmes and Watson. A must for your Spring reading list!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Harvest House Publishers & Litfuse Publicity Group for a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Meet best friends and flatmates Merinda and Jem, who launch their own Sherlock Holmes-esque consulting detective business in 1910 Toronto in Rachel McMillan’s The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder. The deaths of young Irish women lead Merinda and Jem deeper into the mire of the city’s underbelly. Merinda could well be Toronto’s premiere consulting detective, and Jem may just find a way to put her bachelor girlhood behind her forever–if they can stay alive long enough to do so.
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