Synopsis: England, 1865 : As one of England’s most notorious newspaper columnists, Lady Katherine Bascomb believes knowledge is power. And she’s determined to inform and educate the ladies of London on the nefarious-and deadly-criminals who are preying on the fairer sex. When her reporting leads to the arrest of a notorious killer, however, Katherine flees to a country house party to escape her newfound notoriety-only to witness a murder on her very first night. And when the lead detective accuses Katherine of inflaming-rather than informing-the public with her column, she vows to prove him wrong.
Detective Inspector Andrew Eversham’s refusal to compromise his investigations nearly cost him his own career, and he blames Katherine. To avoid bad publicity, his superiors are pressuring him to solve cases quickly rather than correctly. When he discovers she’s the key witness in a new crime, he’s determined to prevent the beautiful widow from once again wreaking havoc on his case. Yet as Katherine proves surprisingly insightful and Andrew impresses Katherine with his lethal competency, both are forced to admit the fire between them is more flirtatious than furious. But to explore the passion between them, they’ll need to catch a killer.
My thoughts: I was lucky enough gifted this book from Forever publishing. I’m so glade I was. I love historical romances. This book was based in London 1865. I loved this book from the first page and as I read more and learned about Katherine pass marriage. It hit home because it’s exactly what I’m going thru with my husband. Lucky for her she didn’t have kids by him. This book made me giggle. I love books with a strong 💪 female role. This book tested my knowledge for sure. I had Google as my best friend. 😁 There’s a couple parts of the book that stuck with me. This was snippt from a conversation between Eversham and Katherine.
“I have to admit to a certain…. curiousity about how it will be between us.
He raised a brow. ” You know how that ended up for the cat, my dear.
If I’m going to be killed, she said seriously, I’d rather it be with pleasure than pain. ”
My favorite quote: “Men who felt the need to boast about the size of their…estates…rarely came up to snuff when it came time for the big reveal” -Katherine
If your looking for a wity mystery , with some romance this is the book for you.
My rating: 🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕
I want to thank Jodi Rosoff at Forever Pub for this gifted copy of Lady’s guide to mischief and mayhem. If you made it this far. I can’t wait for book 2 to this series to come out the fall of 2021