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Saturday, February 15, 2020

A Study in Murder by Callie Hutton (A Victorian Book Club Mystery #1)

A Study in Murder

(A Victorian Book Club Mystery #1)

5 stars

This is the first book in the Victorian Book Club mystery by Callow Hutton.

In the style of the classic Sherlock Holmes mysteries, Hutton has created a true gem with her new series featuring Amy Lovell and her good friend and book club cohort, Lord Wellington. Set in Bath, England, this murder mystery was so captivating I almost didn't want it to end. The setting, the mystery and everything inbetween made me fall in love with this Victorian world.

Basic premise, Amy wants to break her engagement with the man her father had betrothed her to, Mr. St. Vincent. She does so since his connection to the opium trade was discovered via an anonymous note. Days later, the man calls on her and when she goes down to see why he had come she discovered his dead body and this thrust herself straight into the path of the detectives who seemed to believe her capable of murder.

I loved the idea that Amy was a mystery author and took action by diving right into an investigation to clear her name. Since this is set at the turn of the century it might not be everyone's cup of tea but I believe if you start reading you won't put this one down until the murder is solved.

Totally digging this book and look forward to any new offering this author will come up with. This is one roller coaster ride you won't want to miss!

If you love a good Victorian cozy mystery, definitely check this one out. You won't be disappointed.

I received this as an ARC via NetGalley in return for an honest rebiew. I thank NetGalley the author and the publisher for allowing me to read this book.

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