Monday, April 25, 2016

Book Review - The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder


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.


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.


This is one of the best, funniest, brilliant mystery books I've read in a long, long time. It was so fun with the Sherlock and Watson references as I am a huge Sherlock fan. I loved the setting and the peek back into history, too, and the book was written in a way that you felt you were there.

I loved Merinda and Jem and felt like they are new friends! The author developed these characters so well that you truly feel like they are real people. I love books like this where you put the book down and feel like you've gotten to know new people that won't soon leave your mind. 

I also love the really sweet romance that is part of the storyline. It's very realistic and not ridiculously sappy as some romance storylines can be. Just really sweet and realistic. 

It's so fun to see Merinda and Jem going about town, in 1910 Toronto trying to solve the murders when their friends are all about the social aspects of life. Their parallels to Sherlock and Watson are especially fun and added so much to the story for me. 

This is just a really good story and is great for a nice cozy read. I really loved this story and highly recommend it!

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

Blessings - Julie

1 comment:

  1. Enjoyed reading your review! I too, really liked reading this book!
    Your blog is so lovely!
    Have a great day!


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