Book Review: “The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder” By Rachel McMillan

April 17, 2016 at 6:37 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Rachel McMillan in her new book, “Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder book coverThe Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder” Book One in the Herringford and Watts Mysteries series published by Harvest House Publishers introduces us to Merinda Herringford and Jem Watts.

From the Back Cover:   Beneath the facade of a wealthy aristocrat may beat the black heart of a killer…

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.

When Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes 129 years do you think he really knew he was creating a legend? Merinda and Jem were fascinated by Holmes and so they formed their own detective agency. I think the whole book is unique starting with Merinda and Jem, these two are not ordinary but they certainly are sleuths. Then the story takes place in Toronto. I commend Ms. McMillan for this as hardly any stories take place in Canada and this was pretty exciting. Murders have taken place and the hunt is on for this killer that will take you into places you would never go. This is quite a mystery that you will try to solve along with our two heroines. Don’t start this book late at night as it will cost you sleep as you will not want to put it down. I am already looking forward to the next book in this series.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from Harvest House Publishers for this review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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