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The Right Sort of Man
The Right Sort of Man | Allison Montclair
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"A delightful immersion in the period and personalities, with that touch of depth that transforms a good series to a great one." Laurie R. King In London, 1946, the two women who recently started The Right Sort Marriage Bureau find their new livelihood endangered when one client is arrested for the murder of another. In a London slowly recovering from the ravages of World War II, two very different women join forces to launch a business venture in the heart of MayfairThe Right Sort Marriage Bureau. Miss Iris Sparks, avuncular and unmarried, and Mrs. Gwendolyn Bainbridge, practical and widowed with a young son, are determined to achieve some independence and do some good in a rapidly changing world. But the promising start to their marriage bureau is threatened when their newest client, Tillie La Salle, is found murdered and the man arrested for the crime is one Dickie Trower, the prospective husband they matched her with. While the police are convinced they have their man, Miss Sparks and Mrs. Bainbridge are not. To clear Trowers nameand to rescue their fledging operations reputationSparks and Bainbridge decide to investigate on their own, using the skills and contacts theyve each acquired through life and their individual adventures during the recent war. In this charming, compelling mystery, Allison Montclair blends meticulous research with two brilliantly imagined main characters into the first in a wonderful new series.
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An intriguing historical mystery about a pair of friends who run a marriage bureau and wind up searching for a murderer when one of their clients is found dead.

+2 for a mystery

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon

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#LetstravelAugust #shelter

Ignore the title & this audiobook so far is witty, engaging dialogue, intriguing mystery & well developed main characters, female friendship, post WWII England social issues. Reminiscing of underground bomb shelters during London‘s bombing.

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Aims42
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A great read! I loved it and couldn‘t put it down. One thing I noticed was it‘s very heavy on dialogue, like several pages of just dialogue. This wasn‘t an issue at all, just an observation. I‘ll definitely read anything from this author in a heartbeat ❤️👍🏻

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Aims42
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My favorite type of summer nights 😎🍷📚❤️

britt_brooke Looks lovely! 4mo
DGRachel Beautiful! I adored that book. 4mo
Bookwm85forever Lucky you!! 4mo
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Aims42 @britt_brooke aww thank you! Gorgeous night to sit outside here 😊 4mo
Aims42 @DGRachel Yay!!! I‘m 100 pages in and really enjoying it 👍🏻 4mo
Aims42 @Bookwm85forever Thanks!! No complaints from me ☺️ 4mo
Tamra Lovely! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
Aims42 @Tamra it was ☺️ inside tonight, but still with my book and wine 4mo
Aims42 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks awww thanks!!!! 4mo
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Aims42
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Kinda wished this book had a different title, seems a bit cringe-worthy to me 🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ But the summary hooked me, so hoping the story redeems the title 🤞🏼

Tamra The blurb sounds fun! 4mo
Aims42 @Tamra It‘s next on my TBR pile 🤞🏼 4mo
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Amie
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A fantastic start to a new historical mystery series. I liked the witty, clever main characters and will be interested to see how the friendship develops between this mismatched pair.

Crazeedi I *may* have to start another series 😉 5mo
Amie @Crazeedi I can't resist historical mysteries like this 😄 5mo
Lillie Yes! Loved the interaction between Gwen and Iris. Loved how different they were from each other and their friendship worked for them. Loved how they took the mystery on. Lovely new cozy mystery series. Can't wait till their next outing. 4mo
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DGRachel
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#AprilStats Thank God for audiobooks. Five of my completed reads were audio. It‘s been another rough month - struggled to focus on reading anything, but the tagged last minute NetGalley offering was my favorite read. The top row of books in the image were also great fun.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Well done! 📖💖 6mo
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DGRachel
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A delightful historical mystery set at the end of WWII. The MCs were smart, strong, and sassy. The secondary cast was entertaining. I laughed and cried, cheered and held my breath. Not quite a cozy, but not a hard-boiled detective novel either. Definitely special and I‘m glad I dropped my other reads for this one. Exactly what I needed. Full review on my blog: https://tailsfromthedogside.blog/2019/04/27/the-right-sort-of-man/

BookNAround I‘m glad to hear it‘s a good one. I have a copy here on my stacks. 6mo
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DGRachel
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Between listening to a couple audiobooks at work and a bit of reading the tagged NetGalley eBook, I‘d say I had a fair start on the #24b4monday readathon. Sadly, I cannot keep my eyes open any longer, so it‘s off to sleep for me! Goodnight, Litsy!

TheReadingMermaid Sleep tight sweetie 😴💤 7mo
Andrew65 A good start. Enjoy your sleep. 👍 7mo
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DGRachel
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Y‘all, I have ZERO self control. 🤦🏻‍♀️ After promising myself no more NetGalley until I was all caught up, I accepted invitations to read these. I didn‘t even like the Ann Cleeves book I read last year, so what makes me think I will enjoy this one more? Send psychiatric help, please, as I clearly need it. Until it arrives, I‘ll be reading...

At least they are both the first books in new series. Series...🤪

TrishB I‘m reading the second one in the Ann Cleeves series you didn‘t like last year! It‘s really good and I‘m glad I‘ve given the series another go. (edited) 7mo
DGRachel @TrishB I‘m glad you‘re enjoying it. My fingers are crossed that it was just a timing issue for me and that I will enjoy this one more. We‘ll see. Who knows, with your endorsement, I may give her other series another chance. 😉 7mo
rretzler Oh no! Just yesterday I got The Long Call (I enjoy Cleeves - Shetland better than Vera IMO) and Deborah Crombie‘s A Bitter Feast. Last week Elly Griffiths‘ The Stone Circle. Now I want The Right Sort of Man! Off to NetGalley I go again!😝 7mo
DGRachel @rretzler I was all set to ignore the invite, but it‘s from Minotaur Press and they publish some of my favorite books, so I definitely want to stay in their good graces. 😆 Plus, the book sounds good. I started it last night and it‘s been entertaining so far. 7mo
rubyslippersreads I‘m so behind on Netgalley (but that doesn‘t stop me from requesting more books. 😊) 7mo
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Isn‘t it weird when you‘ve never heard of a thing, and then somehow it comes up in multiple books?

That‘s what happened with me and marriage bureaus! Last month I read a nonfiction book called THE MARRIAGE BUREAU.

And then this month Shelf Awareness sent me a fictional book about a marriage bureau with two women who team up to solve the murder of one of their marriage clients, and the result is delightful! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #howjessreadsin2019

MelissaSue81 Not quite “a thing” in multiple books but I had never heard of Flannery O‘Connor (which is probably weird, but true!) until a few weeks ago when I came across her during a work project.. and then all of a sudden I started seeing/getting asked about her work EVERY WHERE.. even in my planner. 7mo
tammysue Oooh it sounds pretty interesting - stacked 👌🏻 7mo
howjessreads @MelissaSue81 Haha! We read a few Flannery O‘Connor short stories in middle school... I remember liking them. Maybe I‘ll have to read a little more of her. 🙂 7mo
howjessreads @whatshesreadingnow It was super fun. I‘ll definitely keep up with this series! 7mo
BookNAround I have this one (and read the non-fiction one a year or two age). Obviously I‘m intrigued by the whole idea. 7mo
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