Kate has convinced the town of Asheboro, Maryland to return the town to its Victorian roots to attract tourists. Her first project is the old Barton Mansion. Its owner willed the property and its contents to the town decades ago. While renovating Kate finds an ancient dead body in The Secret Staircase within the mansion. Later, another body is found. To avoid the bad publicity, Kate and her friends must find the killers and their motives.
The Secret Staircase is a quick and easy beach read of a cozy mystery. You will learn about the Victorian life of the original mistress of the Barton Mansion through her diaries. I found that part very interesting. Overall, 3.5 stars!
Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.