Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Spring Reads: The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder



Harvest House; 224 pages; Blog Tour; Buy Link
Now available to purchase in bookstores in paperback as well as on most ebook formats is the new mystery thriller "The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder" by Rachel McMillan.

In a cross between a Sherlock Holmes adventure and an Agatha Christie mystery, The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder is set in Toronto in the year 1910, where two women, Merinada Herringford and Jem Watts, decide to get into the detective business to help solve the deaths of several young Irish women.

Trying to find clues deep inside the city's underbelly is a bit difficult to do, they must enlist the help of a reporter, Rey DeLuca, and a police constable, Jasper Forth, if they are to unravel the mastermind plot behind the murders.



Final Thoughts: I'm not the biggest fan of books that  are set in the early 1900s, but I am a sucker for a good mystery. If I remember correctly, the first mysteries that I ever read were the Boxcar Children series and the Nate the Great books. Yes, these are children titles, but nonetheless mystery reads.

What attracted me to The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder was the intriguing cover art, which is a throwback to the paperback mysteries of the 1930s. After reading the entire novel, I could clearly tell the author loves the Sherlock Holmes type of mysteries.

At only 224 pages, the author wastes no time introducing the two main heroines, Merinada and Jem, whom are both very different from each other, but they do work well together to solve the murder case. These characters, along with the minor ones too, are all well-written. Overall, along with the clever dialogue and great descriptions, The Bachelor Girl's Guide To Murder is a must-read page-turner of 2016.


*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my unbiased review. All opinions are my own.



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About the Author: Rachel McMillan is a keen history enthusiast and a lifelong bibliophile. When not writing or reading, she can most often be found drinking tea and watching British miniseries. Rachel lives in bustling Toronto, where she works in educational publishing and pursues her passion for art, literature, music, and theater.

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