The Killing at Kaldaire House
by Kate Parker
About the Book
(The Milliner Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery New Series
Self-Published Release Date - April 2, 2018
Paperback: 318 pages
Digital ASIN: B079ZBJ935
A dying man. The painting within her reach. What’s a thief to do?Talented London milliner Emily Gates creates amazing hats for Society ladies, but to collect from those who don’t pay her bill, she burglarizes their homes. She needs every penny to send her deaf brother to school. Late one night, she sneaks in to find Lord Kaldaire badly injured in his study. Unwilling to abandon him, she calls for help.When Kaldaire dies without revealing who attacked him, his widow agrees to keep Emily’s secrets ― if Emily will help find her husband’s killer. A bigger danger is a Scotland Yard inspector who threatens to arrest Emily — unless she spies on her father’s family of swindlers and conmen. Worst of all are the attacks from an unknown assailant. What will Emily face first, jail or death?
This cozy mystery is set in the era of My Fair Lady and Mary Poppins, of early automobiles and aeroplanes, and of King Edward VII and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. If you enjoyed the Victorian Bookshop Mysteries, you’ll like Emily Gates and the collection of aristocrats and thieves in her world as they step into the 20th century.
About the Author
Kate Parker has wanted to travel to 1930s England since she read her mother’s Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers mysteries when she was a schoolgirl. After many years of studying science, she decided a time travel machine was out of the question so she found herself limited to reading about the period and visiting historic sites. Her love of this fascinating and challenging period led her to the research from which the Deadly series grew. Eventually, she found it necessary to spend several days in the British Library reading old newspapers, which meant another trip to England. Near Christmas. A sacrifice she’d gladly make every year.
Author Links:Website: www.KateParkerbooks.com
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*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.
What a great start a new series. We get to meet Emily an accomplished millimeter in the early 1900s. She is related to a well known crime family which causes her some problems when she finds a man that had been attacked just before he dies. Several people manipulate her into investigating and man does some crazy stuff happen after that. It seems like one thing after another until I got to the last page still not sure it was really done. If you enjoy cozy mysteries that have an historical flair you should really give this book a shot. I really enjoyed it so I give it 4/5 stars.
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