The Detecting Duchess
- Author: Kate Parker
- Publisher: JDP Press
- Print Length: 312 pages
- Release Date: May 26, 2017
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- Genre: Cozy
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The only thing standing between Georgia and her fairy-tale wedding is a murder. Or two. When a young woman pleads for help from Georgia Fenchurch in locating a missing Crown investigator, Georgia resists. Her wedding is only a week away. Before she can say no, she’s knocked to the ground by an assailant attempting to kill the young woman. Georgia now feels she must help. She soon finds herself up to her wedding veil in stolen treasure and coded letters. With the Duke of Blackford’s help, Georgia follows a trail of missing men and dead bodies. Every victim had one thing in common, a desire to possess a fortune in gold. In between the society balls and social calls of late Victorian London, Georgia works on her last case before the big day. Will she stop a ruthless killer in time? Or will she discover that getting to the altar on time is going to be murder.
Growing up in a family of mystery readers, Kate Parker read Agatha Christie while her classmates read Dick and Jane. To this day, she can't see a routine place or event without cloaking it in mystery, complete with a dead body. Kate is fascinated with brooding historic buildings in Great Britain and Europe and the people who once inhabited them. This led her to create characters from other times to live, commit crimes, and seek justice in these beautiful old towns. She began writing to allow the cozy thrillers lurking in her brain to have their own existence. The Victorian Bookshop Mysteries are her first published novels, now being joined by the Deadly series of preWWII mysteries.
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Book Review by Bree Herron
“.. a well-respected duchess who owns a bookshop and investigates with the Archivist Society. What is there not to love?”
And with that faithful readers, I hope you dive into this book and series. Because really what is there not to love above such a great book?
Do you like mysteries set in a certain era? Which is your favorite?
**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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I am very much looking forward to reading this series! I have heard great things about it.