Murder at Archly Manor
A high society murder. A spirited lady detective. Can she out-class the killer before an innocent person takes the fall?
London, 1923. Olive Belgrave needs a job. Despite her aristocratic upbringing, she’s penniless. Determined to support herself, she jumps at an unconventional job—looking into the background of her cousin’s fiancé, Alfred.
Alfred burst into the upper crust world of London’s high society, but his answers to questions about his past are decidedly vague. Before Olive can gather more than the basics, a murder occurs at a posh party. Suddenly, every Bright Young Person in attendance is a suspect, and Olive must race to find the culprit because a sly murderer is determined to make sure Olive’s first case is her last.
Murder at Archly Manor is the first in the High Society Lady Detective series of charming historical cozy mysteries. If you like witty banter, glamorous settings, and delightful plot twists, you’ll love USA Today bestselling author Sara Rosett’s series for Anglophiles and mystery lovers alike.
Travel back to the Golden Age of detective fiction with Murder at Archly Manor.
USA Today bestselling author Sara Rosett writes cozy mysteries. Her books are fun escapes for readers who like interesting settings, quirky characters, and puzzling mysteries.
Sara loves all things bookish, considers dark chocolate a daily requirement, and is on a quest for the best bruschetta.
Publishers Weekly called Sara's books, "satisfying," "well-executed," and "sparkling." Connect with Sara at www.SaraRosett.com. You can also find her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Litsy, or Goodreads.
Book Review by Bree Herron
If you enjoy books with a Great Gatsby vibe then this book will be a perfect fit for you. It not only has a strong female character and 1920’s time period but also a strong mystery that will keep readers following the clues.
Meet Olive, a strong minded woman from a well to do family, is facing some struggles through London’s struggles in the era. But instead of hiding behind a marriage or moving from the Continent like many women during this time period would have, Olive starts to sleuth. And what better way to start the new found calling in life, than with a family member’s fiance?
Olive is likeable from the start, I was quickly envisioning her in my mind and following her as an eager sidekick. She may have come from money but she isn’t snobbish or rude. She is quite charming and fun to get along with.
As someone who re-reads Gatsby at least once a year,this book was perfect. The 1920’s was not only a social movement era but also one that held more mystery than any other with the war. I love the period for this novel/series. London in the 1920’s wasn’t as social during this time but it was still as fascinating as New York.
Overall,this is a solid start to a new series. I am a big fan of the story and mystery. I adore Olive and am eager to see her next adventure and the future of this series. I could easily see her getting mixed into the World Wars, and spying. But that could be wishful thinking for a 20 book series.
**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.
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