The Detecting Duchess

The Detecting Duchess (Victorian Bookshop Mystery) (Volume 5)
  • Author: Kate Parker
  • Publisher: JDP Press
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Release Date: May 26, 2017
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Book Summary

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.

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<h2><span class="wrap"><span class="inner">About The Author</span></span></h2>

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

Georgia, Georgia on my mind and mystery, gold and wedding bells! This was a delightful read in the Victorian Bookshop Mystery series. Enter into the world of secrets, Egyptian gold, and planning  wedding to a duke. I was thrilled in the mystery of murder and greed. You hear the stories of the Egyptian gold making people crazy and though it isn’t mentioned as such in this book, it was the feeling I got. Georgia had a lot on her plate in this story, she was struggling with trying to admit to herself that she deserved such a grand title and her love with Blackford. He is amazing! Blackford is right there with her planning a wedding, solving the mystery saving her life. No, wonder they are getting married. It was a match in perfect bookish heaven. Kate Parker filled this book with a twisting tale of money, greed, suspense and characters that have such personality. The characters alone felt as though they were coming to life on the pages. I was thrilled with what I was able to create in my mind around this story. It is a great attest to an author’s ability when a reader can see the book come to life in their mind. The book has a beautiful ending, and had me dripping a few tears as it concluded. That Blackford was certainly a man with a true heart to Georgia. It was real, beautiful, fictional character love.

“.. 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?

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**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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1 Comment

  1. Amanda B.

    I am very much looking forward to reading this series! I have heard great things about it.


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