The Killing at Kaldaire House
by Kate Parker
This cosy mystery is a very enjoyable read, I really liked Emily and her love for her little deaf brother shines through . . .
~CAROLE’S BOOK CORNER
What a great start a new series. . . If you enjoy cozy mysteries that have a historical flair you should really give this book a shot.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
The plot of The Killing at Kaldaire House is quite entertaining and imaginative. . . I absolutely adored The Killing at Kaldaire House by Kate Parker, and hereby grant it our highest rating of Five Kitties!
I loved the whole premise of this story which is book one of a new series – The Milliner Mysteries. It’s the spunk of Eliza Doolittle and the class and nurturing of Mary Poppins, all wrapped up in a fashionable dress with a spectacular hat.
~Bubby at Bubble Bath Books
I was drawn into this book immediately. The writing style was smooth and compact, which kept the story moving swiftly.
~Mysteries with Character
THE KILLING AT KALDAIRE HOUSE is a fun trip back to Edwardian England. Kate Parker infuses the book with fascinating details of the time, from fashion to mourning rituals, and more.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
About the Book
The Killing at Kaldaire House
(The Milliner Mysteries)
Release Date – April 2, 2018
Paperback: 318 pages
Digital ASIN: B079ZBJ935
A dying man. The painting within her reach. What’s a thief to do?
Talented London milliner Emily Gates creates amazing hats for Society ladies, but to collect from those who don’t pay her bill, she burglarizes their homes. She needs every penny to send her deaf brother to school. Late one night, she sneaks in to find Lord Kaldaire badly injured in his study. Unwilling to abandon him, she calls for help.
When Kaldaire dies without revealing who attacked him, his widow agrees to keep Emily’s secrets ― if Emily will help find her husband’s killer. A bigger danger is a Scotland Yard inspector who threatens to arrest Emily — unless she spies on her father’s family of swindlers and conmen. Worst of all are the attacks from an unknown assailant. What will Emily face first, jail or death?
This cozy mystery is set in the era of My Fair Lady and Mary Poppins, of early automobiles and aeroplanes, and of King Edward VII and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. If you enjoyed the Victorian Bookshop Mysteries, you’ll like Emily Gates and the collection of aristocrats and thieves in her world as they step into the 20th century.
About the Author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kate Parker has wanted to travel to 1930s England since she read her mother’s Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers mysteries when she was a schoolgirl. After many years of studying science, she decided a time travel machine was out of the question so she found herself limited to reading about the period and visiting historic sites. Her love of this fascinating and challenging period led her to the research from which the Deadly series grew. Eventually, she found it necessary to spend several days in the British Library reading old newspapers, which meant another trip to England. Near Christmas. A sacrifice she’d gladly make every year.
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