Title: Death Below Stairs (Kat Holloway #1
Author: Jennifer Ashley
Stars: 4.25 out of 5
I found this to be both an interesting and intriguing cozy murder mystery. I enjoyed the manner in which the story unfolded and was investigated and narrated by a servant and not the Lord or Lady of the house. I will admit to being let astray, by some well laid red herrings, and surprised as to who actually committed the murder. There was just the right amount of treasonous action to keep my interest from flagging. I do suspect a budding romance between the principal characters and look forward to seeing how it turns out.
I have rated this book 4.25 stars and look forward to reading other offerings in this series.
I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.
Highly sought-after young cook Kat Holloway takes a position in a Mayfair mansion and soon finds herself immersed in the odd household of Lord Rankin. Kat is unbothered by the family’s eccentricities as long as they stay away from her kitchen, but trouble finds its way below stairs when her young Irish assistant is murdered.
Intent on discovering who killed the helpless kitchen maid, Kat turns to the ever-capable Daniel McAdam, who is certainly much more than the charming delivery man he pretends to be. Along with the assistance of Lord Rankin’s unconventional sister-in-law and a mathematical genius, Kat and Daniel discover that the household murder was the barest tip of a plot rife with danger and treason—one that’s a threat to Queen Victoria herself.
Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication: January 2nd 2018 by Berkley Books
About The Author:
NY Times Bestselling author Jennifer Ashley writes historical and paranormal romance and historical mysteries, as Jennifer Ashley, Allyson James, and Ashley Gardner.
Jennifer's novels have won RWA's RITA and RT Reviewer's Choice awards.