Meet best friends and flatmates Merinda and Jem, who launch their own Sherlock Holmes-esque consulting detective business in 1910 Toronto in Rachel McMillan’s The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder. The deaths of young Irish women lead Merinda and Jem deeper into the mire of the city’s underbelly. Merinda could well be Toronto’s premiere consulting detective, and Jem may just find a way to put her bachelor girlhood behind her forever–if they can stay alive long enough to do so.
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- A magnifying glass necklace
- A bowler hat
- A pocket watch
- A $30 Amazon gift card
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About the Book
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In 1910 Toronto, while other bachelor girls perfect their domestic skills and find husbands, two friends perfect their sleuthing skills and find a murderer.
Inspired by their fascination with all things Sherlock Holmes, best friends and flatmates Merinda and Jem launch a consulting detective business. The deaths of young Irish women lead Merinda and Jem deeper into the mire of the city's underbelly, where the high hopes of those dreaming to make a new life in Canada are met with prejudice and squalor.
While searching for answers, donning disguises, and sneaking around where no proper ladies would ever go, they pair with Jasper Forth, a police constable, and Ray DeLuca, a reporter in whom Jem takes a more than professional interest. Merinda could well be Toronto's premiere consulting detective, and Jem may just find a way to put her bachelor girlhood behind her forever---if they can stay alive long enough to do so.
I’m pretty sure there’s no way to not enjoy Rachel McMillan’s The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder. With two friends-turned-detectives as adventurous and spirited as Merinda Herringford and Jemima Watts, it’s a delight to read. I highly recommend it.
In early twentieth-century Toronto, Merinda pulls Jem into an Sherlock-Holmes-esque adventure to solve a string of murders. And it’s a fun one, as these two lady detectives don trousers, find quite a bit of trouble amidst the clues, and worry the dashing men in their lives to no end. Merinda has a penchant for concocting eccentric and entertaining schemes, while Jem keeps her grounded (just barely) on the acceptable side of propriety - and the dynamic of their friendship works surprisingly well to bring them, clue after clue, closer to the mysterious truth.
A perfect mix of mystery, history, romance, and humor, The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder is an excellent starting novel to Rachel McMillan’s series. Readers in search of a quick and fun historical read will not be left disappointed. I loved it and am now very eager for another Herringford & Watts adventure.
Thanks to LitFuse Publicity Group, I received a copy of The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own. To read other opinions, be sure to check out what other reviewers think here, and purchase a copy of the book here.
And don't forget about the first of the Herringford & Watts Mysteries novellas, "A Singular & Whimsical Problem." It's a great introduction to the series - and a lot of fun, too.
About the Author
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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.