--> The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder (Harvest House, April 2016)
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.
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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.
Find out more about Rachel at http://www.a-fair-substitute-for-heaven.blogspot.com.
Margie’s Comments: What a fun read! And in my favorite genre: historical mystery! I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Merinda and Jem and their new entrepreneurial adventure in a city I know little about—Toronto. I love getting to know the history of places, and while the author took a few liberties (which historical author doesn’t??), it was believable and made for an excellent read. Along with the mystery, I laughed out loud (and shed some tears) over the struggles, frustrations, and blessings of Merinda and Jem and the men who love them, Jasper and Ray. The mystery is well developed and enjoyable to read, as well. The plight of the immigrants in this city and in this time period (1910) is real and hard, but Merinda and Jem become the champions of their hardships and seek to ease their pain by finding the killers responsible for the deaths of the young Irish women that Jasper and Ray (an Italian immigrant himself) bring to their attention.
I’m looking forward to reading more from this author and in this series.
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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.
Rachel is celebrating the release of The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder with a Murder Mystery Prize Pack giveaway (details below) and an author chat party on April 28!
One grand prize winner will receive:
- One copy of The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder
- A magnifying glass necklace
- A bowler hat
- A pocket watch
- A $30 Amazon gift card
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