It’s 1890 in Bath, England. Independent-minded Lady Amy finds her recently ex-fiancé dead in the new historic cozy mystery, A Study in Murder.
“How dare St. Vincent come here uninvited and then land on the floor in her library with a knife in his chest? The whole thing was so unbelievable, she wouldn’t even use it as a plot in one of her [mystery] books.”
When the police assume Lady Amy is the murderer, she and her Mystery Book Club friend, Lord William, decide to find the real murderer. They will have to go down some dark alleys to find St. Vincent’s enemies. The man was an opium smuggler and a drug dealer.
The mystery in A Study in Murder was good and reminded me of some of the lesser golden-age mysteries. It didn’t have many Victorian details as most books set in this period do, which was disappointing. However, I did love the budding romance between Amy and William. For that alone, I will look for the next book in the Victorian Book Club Mystery series. 3 stars.
Thanks to Crooked Lane Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.