Death Below Stairs

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Penguin, 2018 - Fiction - 336 pages
7 Reviews
Victorian class lines are crossed when cook Kat Holloway is drawn into a murder that reaches all the way to the throne.

Highly sought-after young cook Kat Holloway takes a position in a Mayfair mansion and soon finds herself immersed in the odd household of Lord Rankin. Kat is unbothered by the family's eccentricities as long as they stay away from her kitchen, but trouble finds its way below stairs when her young Irish assistant is murdered.

Intent on discovering who killed the helpless kitchen maid, Kat turns to the ever-capable Daniel McAdam, who is certainly much more than the charming delivery man he pretends to be. Along with the assistance of Lord Rankin's unconventional sister-in-law and a mathematical genius, Kat and Daniel discover that the household murder was the barest tip of a plot rife with danger and treason--one that's a threat to Queen Victoria herself.

 

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User Review  - ouroborosangel - LibraryThing

Solid victorian mystery. But I do have a hard time believing that a head cook in a large household would have had the amount of time necessary to do the things this one does. I will probably have to read the 2nd Kat Holloway mystery to see where the series goes. Read full review

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User Review  - pomo58 - LibraryThing

Death Below Stairs is the first book in a new historical mystery series from Jennifer Ashley. If you are reading this because you like to read a series I would suggest getting the novella Soupcon of ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
10
Section 3
25
Section 4
37
Section 5
49
Section 6
61
Section 7
73
Section 8
82
Section 16
182
Section 17
193
Section 18
205
Section 19
219
Section 20
225
Section 21
239
Section 22
251
Section 23
262

Section 9
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Section 10
109
Section 11
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Section 12
131
Section 13
145
Section 14
159
Section 15
175
Section 24
271
Section 25
304
Section 26
311
Section 27
317
Section 28
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About the author (2018)

Jennifer Ashley is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Death Below Stairs; the Shifters Unbound paranormal romances, including Red Wolf and Guardian's Mate; and the Mackenzies historical romances, including The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie and The Stolen Mackenzie Bride. Winner of a Romance Writers of America RITA Award, she also writes as USA Today bestselling mystery author Ashley Gardner. She lives in the Southwest with her husband and cats, and spends most of her time in the wonderful worlds of her stories.