July 13, 2019

#BookReview: A Gentlewoman's Guide to Murder (A Gentlewoman's Guide to Murder #1) by Victoria Hamilton


Synopsis: Scandal and slayings among Regency London's elite


The shocking murder of Sir Henry Claybourne leaves Regency London shaken and horror-struck.


But for genteel spinster Miss Emmeline St. Germaine, the crime slices far too close to home.

Just hours before the knight's death she held a dagger to him, threatening him to stay silent as she rescued a scullery maid he had procured for his pleasure.
Did the man—or woman—who murdered the knight know of her visit?

Her secret identity at risk, her reputation and life in jeopardy, Emmeline must solve the crime or face scandalous exposure and ruination, or worse—the hangman's noose—for a crime she did not commit.



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About the Author:  Victoria Hamilton is the nationally bestselling author of the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries, the Merry Muffin Mysteries, and the Teapot Collector Mysteries. In addition to her mysteries, she has written twenty regency romance novels as Amanda Cooper and Donna Lea Simpson.


Rating: 🌟
My Review: What grabbed me first with this one was the cover.  This cover is just so amazing but sadly that was the only thing this one had going for it.  Early on things happened in this story that just kind of turned me off of it. So sadly this one I ended up not liking at all.  I did enjoy the main character I just wished that the subject matter would have been done a little better.  As it just felt odd that no one seemed to think this was wrong. 


Go Into This One Knowing: Orphan Girls Working for Wealthy Families with Wealthy Men Who Want to Rape Them (that was a mouth full) 








"[An] outstanding series launch. ... Hamilton expertly balances the page-turning detection with the story of a hypocritical society where women, whether they are scullery maids or orphans, rarely get to make their own decisions."―Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Hamilton's novel will appeal to fans of Anne Perry's Charlotte and Pitt mysteries."―Booklist
"A simply riveting and compulsive page-turner of a read from cover to cover. A deftly scripted mystery with more twists and turns than a Coney Island roller coaster."―Midwest Book Review










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