Tea Time Tuesday

Scandal Above Stairs

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Being a fan of the first book Death Below Stairs,it was an easy yes to reading this book. I love the era and period of the series. The drama up and below the stairs is gripping and engaging.

This Week’s Tea Time Tuesday

Scandal Above Stairs

A Below Stairs Mystery, Book 2

by Jennifer Ashley

  • Author: Jennifer Ashley
  • Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Release Date: July 3, 2018
  • I Rate it:    
  • GenreCozy

Book Summary

From the New York Times bestselling author of Death Below Stairs A mystery of stolen antiquities has Kat Holloway setting aside her apron once again for the intrigues of the upper echelons of Victorian London Priceless artwork has gone missing from the home of a wealthy baronet, and his wife stands to take the blame. When Kat’s employer asks for help in clearing her friend’s name, Kat trades her kitchen for the homes of Mayfair’s wealthiest families. Soon antiques are disappearing not only from the extravagant households of connoisseurs and collectors, but from the illustrious British Museum. As the thefts increase in frequency, Kat calls upon her friend Daniel McAdam, who has already set himself up in a pawnshop on the Strand as a seedy receiver of stolen goods. When a man is murdered in the shop, Kat must use all of her wits to see that the thieves are caught and justice is done.

<h2><span class="wrap"><span class="inner"> This Week's Tea & Cozy Mystery Author</span></span></h2>

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Jennifer Ashley has lived and traveled all over the world, and now lives in the Southwest. She writes historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance as Jennifer Ashley; mysteries as Ashley Gardner; and paranormal romance and urban fantasy as Allyson James.

Jennifer’s/Allyson’s/Ashley’s more than 83 novels and novellas have won RWA’s RITA award, the Golden Quill, RT Reviewer’s Choice awards, and the Prism award, among others. Jennifer’s novels have been also been translated into French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Norwegian, Hungarian, Italian, Thai, and other languages.

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Jennifer Ashley

Book Review by Bree Herron

Sometimes the action takes Kat above the stairs and solving more of a mystery than the first one. I really have enjoyed Kat and the culture she lives in. I have often felt as though being a millennial wasn’t the decade I was meant to be a part of. The mystery in this book is just as polished as the first one, and if anything more engaging.


One thing is for sure the author nails the decade and period drama. I love the feeling that as a reader I could have the best of both worlds. Learning the ins and outs of the down stairs and being fancy with the upstairs.


Overall, another success and possibly the best thus far. I really love what readers have been given so far with Kat and this series. It is a delight to travel back in time and solve some crime.

I Rate it

Upstairs or Downstairs? Which would you be?

**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. Kay Garrett

    Upstairs may be fun to visit, but give me the downstairs any time for a permanent basis. 🙂 I think I am more down to earth than putting on airs.

    Thanks for the review on “Scandal Above Stairs” by Jennifer Ashley. I would love the opportunity to read this book which I have now placed on my TBR list.

  2. kim hansen



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