Once Upon a Murder (A Lady Librarian Mystery)
by Samantha Larsen
I enjoyed the first Lady Librarian Mystery and I loved this second installment even more. ONCE UPON A MURDER is a gripping historical novel with an intriguing mystery.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
Take one unique amateur sleuth, a complicated bookseller, an adorable little boy, a powerful Duchess, a villainous victim, and a town full of suspects. Mix them into the Georgian era of British history and raise the personal stakes, and you’ve got an entertaining mystery that is more complex than it first appears.
~Reading Is My Superpower
To get the most enjoyment out of this novel, be sure to read A Novel Disguise first! I highly recommend Once Upon a Murder for its well-written characters, carefully plotted mystery, descriptive scenes, and for the romance.
~Christy’s Cozy Corners
Once Upon A Murder is a gripping chase with interesting developments, characters, and a wonderfully-paced murder plot replete with a myriad of possible suspects to keep you guessing.
I was happy to get my hands on book two of Samantha Larsen’s Lady Librarian Mystery, Once Upon a Murder because book one, A Novel Disguise was such a great read! And if a mystery features any type of librarian or book lover, it always goes to the top of my TBR.
~SARAH CAN’T STOP READING BOOKS
I give this book a five out of five stars.
I enjoyed this historical mystery filled with love and hate.
About Once Upon A Murder
Miss Tiffany Woodall must sleuth the slaying of a footman to clear her beloved’s name in the second Lady Librarian mystery, in the vein of Deanna Raybourn and perfect for fans of Bridgerton.
1784 England. Officially hired as the librarian for the Duchess of Beaufort, Miss Tiffany Woodall is through with masquerades and murders for good. That is, until she stumbles upon the frozen dead body of former footman Mr. Bernard Coram. The speed with which her peaceful new life is upended is one for the record books: the justice of the peace immediately declares her the primary suspect in the murder.
As Tiffany hunts for the truth to clear her name, she learns that Bernard got into a fight over a woman at the local pub the night of his death–but he was also overheard blackmailing Samir. The justice of the peace arrests Samir, and Tiffany realizes that her life may have more in common with a tragic play than a light-hearted romance.
With her love locked up in jail and her own reputation on the line, Tiffany must attempt to solve the murder before the book closes on her or Samir’s life.
About Samantha Larsen
Samantha Larsen met her husband in a turkey sandwich line. They live in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she spends most of her time reading, eating popcorn, having tea parties, and chasing her four kids. She has degrees from Brigham Young University, the University of North Texas, and the University of Reading (UK). She also writes historical romances under Samantha Hastings. Learn more at www.SamanthaHastings.com
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