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Death Below Stairs
Death Below Stairs | Jennifer Ashley
12 posts | 19 read | 21 to read
Victorian class lines are crossed when cook Kat Holloway is drawn into a murder that reaches all the way to the throne. Highly sought-after young cook Kat Holloway takes a position in a Mayfair mansion and soon finds herself immersed in the odd household of Lord Rankin. Kat is unbothered by the familys eccentricities as long as they stay away from her kitchen, but trouble finds its way below stairs when her young Irish assistant is murdered. Intent on discovering who killed the helpless kitchen maid, Kat turns to the ever-capable Daniel McAdam, who is certainly much more than the charming delivery man he pretends to be. Along with the assistance of Lord Rankins unconventional sister-in-law and a mathematical genius, Kat and Daniel discover that the household murder was the barest tip of a plot rife with danger and treasonone thats a threat to Queen Victoria herself.
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emtobiasz
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Kat Holloway is a cook in Victorian London with a new job when her kitchen assistant is suddenly brutally murdered. This cozy mystery by a romance author comes with a lot of the flaws I‘ve seen in other books like it, but it‘s still fun. My beefs: while well-researched, the characters seem to have endless time to leave their posts and go haring off on adventures; too much time devoted to a will-they-won‘t-they relationship. I‘ll read the next one.

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TaciturnWhenReading
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Not yet finished the first but I already have the sequel lined up and ready to go.

I like Kat and Daniel. I‘m questioning the historical accuracy a bit here and there but, still, I‘m enjoying this mystery.

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CaramelLunacy
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Haven't read the prequel novella that introduces the characters (will go back and do so), but if you like historical mysteries with strong romantic elements and no-nonsense competent heroines (and believe me I do), this is a fun series. Mrs. Kat Holloway gets a new position as a cook in a Mayfair household and in-between keeping the household well-fed investigates the death of a staff member, helped by handsome jack-of-all-trades, Daniel McMann

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Julsmarshall
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Charming! Light, cozy, enjoyable read that was perfect for me right now. Can‘t wait for the second one 😄

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Julsmarshall
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Well it isn‘t as much as I‘d hoped but with a busy weekend preparing for a new job, I‘ll take it! Loved seeing everyone‘s posts! #24in48 @24in48 #readathon

Librarybelle Good job! 1y
GypsyKat Great job! 📚🎉⏱ 1y
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Julsmarshall
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4 new releases from library and the next day? 3 holds pop up. Yikes! Better get to reading! #libraryproblems

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Traci1
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I loved this historical fiction mystery. Great characters, terrific plot, and wonderful setting. I can't wait to read the next in the series.

robinb Looking forward to getting to this series! 😊 1y
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brennahawleycraig
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We are dog-sitting for one of my best friends while she & her husband are visiting his home country of Peru. This is Pisco, & our current animal count inside is two cats & two dogs in a tiny house 😂 I‘m loving this mystery right now! My local bookstore started a monthly subscription service (several, actually) and I signed up for the mystery one. Think upstairs-downstairs like Downton Abbey with murder and a feisty female cook lead. #dogsoflitsy

Tanzy13 🐶 2y
mklong You had me at “Downton Abbey with murder” 2y
brennahawleycraig @mklong The main character is great. It‘s definitely a rich house with some eccentric folk. Very enjoyable. 2y
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Tameeka
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🌧Rainy Sunday plans. It's been grey and gloomy all day...and I ❤️ it 😊

#litsyatoz #litsyreadingchallenge2018

Chelleo Pretty!! 2y
Tameeka @Chelleo thanks! 2y
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SaraRosett
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A new historical mystery with a touch of Downton Abbey—cook as sleuth in Victorian London.
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#libraryfind #victorian #cozy #mystery #historicalmystery

Samantha.1020 I‘m reading that one too! 2y
SaraRosett @Samantha.1020 Hope you enjoy it! 2y
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LauraBrook
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My first #BlameitonLitsy purchase of the year has arrived. 🙄😂😊 #bookhoarder

Christine11 Love that pride and prejudice cover ! 😊 2y
Kalalalatja 😍😍 2y
tif That cover is breathtaking!!! 2y
kspenmoll That Pride & Prejudice edition is lovely! 2y
SilversReviews Love books like DEATH BELOW THE STAIRS. :) ENJOY!! 2y
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Amie
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First in new mystery series set in Victorian England. I liked that the main character was a cook rather than a member of the upper class like the main characters in many other historical mysteries.

Expected publication on January 2, 2018.

robinb Ooooh, I so wanted to get my hands on this ARC! So glad to hear it‘s good! 2y
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