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Series: Lady Alkmene Mystery #1
Title: A Proposal to Die For
Author: Vivian Conroy
Publisher: Carina, Carina UK
Published: September 19th, 2016
This is a delightful cosy mystery set mainly in 1920’s London, involving Lady Alkmene and the multi-faceted journalist, Jake Dubois, as they work together to discover what really happened to Silas Norwhich. The wealthy art lover was found dead but was it accidental? What would the motive be and who carried out if it was murder? These amateur sleuths will work together to solve the mystery, even though they are from very different social classes in this inviting read.
The characters are well crafted, the plot engaging and it is a brilliant story to escape into. I love the author’s writing style, taking the reader into the story and painting pictures of the scenarios in their imagination. With death, blackmail, double crossing, deceit and so much more this is a fun read. I look forward to reading more in this series and will be particularly interested in if and how the relationship between the disparate pair of sleuths develops in future!
I requested and was given a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion after choosing to read it.
A murderous beginning.
With her father away in India, Lady Alkmene Callender finds being left to her own devices in London intolerably dull, until the glamorous Broadway star Evelyn Steinbeck arrives in town! Gossip abounds about the New York socialite, but when Ms Steinbeck’s wealthy uncle, Silas Norwhich, is found dead Lady Alkmene finds her interest is piqued. Because this death sounds a lot to her like murder…
Desperate to uncover the truth, Lady Alkmene begins to look into Ms Steinbeck’s past – only to be hampered by the arrival of journalist, Jake Dubois – who believes she is merely an amateur lady-detective meddling in matters she knows nothing about!
But Lady Alkmene refuses to be deterred from the case and together they dig deeper, only to discover that some secrets should never come to light…
The twenties have never been so dangerous