Review: Detecting The Duchess by: Kate Parker

by - Thursday, July 20, 2017

Title: Detecting The Duchess
Author: Kate Parker
Publisher: JDP Press
Series: A Victorian Bookshop Mystery #5
Pages: 312
Format: e-book ARC
Source: GEBT


The only thing standing between Georgia and her fairy-tale wedding is a murder. Or two.

When a young woman pleads for help from Georgia Fenchurch in locating a missing Crown investigator, Georgia resists. Her wedding is only a week away. Before she can say no, she’s knocked to the ground by an assailant attempting to kill the young woman.

Georgia now feels she must help. She soon finds herself up to her wedding veil in stolen treasure and coded letters. With the Duke of Blackford’s help, Georgia follows a trail of missing men and dead bodies. Every victim had one thing in common – a desire to possess a fortune in gold.

In between the society balls and social calls of late Victorian London, Georgia works on her last case before the big day. Will she stop a ruthless killer in time? Or will Georgia find getting to the altar on time is going to be murder?

My Thoughts:

This book follows Georgia Fenchurch as she works in her bookshop and when a young woman approaches her for help before Georgia has a chance to yes or no the young woman and Georgia is attacked by a mysterious assailant.  Both of them not knowing their attacker.

Georgia is determined to find the missing Crown investigator.  Will she find him on time?  Will the wedding go off or will the murder get in the way?

I love this book set in Victorian England and the adventure it puts Georgia on.  Will murder afoot anything is possible.  Ms. Parker did a great job with this story and can't wait to see what is next!

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