Murder Most Malicious
by Alyssa Maxwell
I love the world Alyssa Maxwell creates for us in Murder Most Malicious.
This book has a bit of the Downton Abbey feel to it…
~A Chick Who Reads
The story itself is created with immense precision and flowed so perfectly.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
Maxwell is able to combine historical fact with interesting characters to create a captivating mystery in Murder Most Malicious.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
I had high hopes for Murder Most Malicious and was delighted to find that this historical mystery not only met, but exceeded, my expectations.
~View from the Birdhouse
…an enterprising historical cozy mystery…
~Mallory Heart Reviews
Ms. Maxwell hit on one of my favorite historical periods for her new series, and did a creditable job with the time and the story.
~The Ninja Librarian
I recommend Murder Most Malicious to all fans of historical mysteries, particularly those set in England in the post-WWI era. I think it will have special appeal to fans of Downton Abbey and, of course, Alyssa Maxwell’s Gilded Newport Mysteries.
…a wickedly clever cozy mystery…
~The Girl with Book Lungs
I really liked this historical cozy mystery. The setting and characters felt authentic to me. I was easily drawn into the story and wanted to find out what would happen next.
This is a wonderful mystery with charming characters, strong and captivating storyline.
Murder Most Malicious
(A Lady and Lady’s Maid Mystery Book 1)
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Kensington (December 29, 2015)
E-Book ASIN: B00VQFKHPQ
In post–World War I England, Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her lady’s maid, Eva Huntford, step outside of their social roles and put their lives at risk to apprehend a vicious killer…
December 1918: As a difficult year draws to a close, there is much to celebrate for nineteen-year-old Phoebe Renshaw and her three siblings at their beloved family estate of Foxwood Hall. The dreadful war is finally over; eldest daughter Julia’s engagement to their houseguest, the Marquis of Allerton, appears imminent; and all have gathered to enjoy peace on earth, good will toward men.
But the peace of Foxwood Hall is shattered on the morning of Boxing Day, when the Marquis goes missing. Not entirely missing, however, as macabre evidence of foul play turns up in gift boxes given to lady’s maid Eva Huntford and a handful of others. Having overheard her sister and the Marquis in a heated exchange the night before, Lady Phoebe takes a personal interest in solving the mystery.
As the local constable suspects a footman at Foxwood Hall, Phoebe and Eva follow the clues to a different conclusion. But both young women will need to think outside the box to wrap up this case—before a cornered killer lashes out with ill will toward them…
About The Author
Alyssa Maxwell has worked in publishing as an assistant editor and a ghost writer, but knew from an early age that being a novelist was what she wanted most. Growing up in New England and traveling to Great Britain fueled a passion for history, while a love of puzzles of all kinds drew her to the mystery genre. She lives in South Florida in the current year, but confesses to spending most of her time in the Victorian, Edwardian, and post WWI eras. In addition to fantasizing about wearing Worth gowns while strolling manor house gardens, she loves to watch BBC and other period productions and sip tea in the afternoons.
Webpage – www.alyssamaxwell.com
Twitter – @Alyssa__Maxwell
IndieBound – http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781617738302
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