Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Murder at Archly Manor by Sara Rosett - Blog Tour, Book Review & Giveaway (US only)

Murder at Archly Manor (High Society Lady Detective Series) by Sara Rosett

About the Book

  Historical Cozy Mystery 
  1st in Series Self Published (October 15, 2018) 
  Paperback: 252 pages 
  ISBN-10: 0998843164   
ISBN-13: 978-0998843162 
  Digital ASIN: B07H2P8J3H

A high-society murder. A spirited lady detective. Can she out-class the killer before an innocent person takes the fall? 
London, 1923. Olive Belgrave needs a job. Despite her aristocratic upbringing, she’s penniless. Determined to support herself, she jumps at an unconventional job—looking into the background of her cousin’s fiancé, Alfred. He burst into the upper crust world of London’s high society, but his answers to questions about his past are decidedly vague.
Before Olive can gather more than the basics, a murder occurs at a posh party. Suddenly, every Bright Young Person in attendance is a suspect, and Olive must race to find the culprit because a sly murderer is determined to make sure Olive’s first case is her last.
Murder at Archly Manor is the first in the High Society Lady Detective series of charming historical cozy mysteries. 
If you like witty banter, glamorous settings, and delightful plot twists, you’ll love USA Today bestselling author Sara Rosett’s series for Anglophiles and mystery lovers alike. Travel back to the Golden Age of detective fiction with Murder at Archly Manor.

I really enjoyed the writing style of Murder at Archly Manor right from the opening as Olive tries to secure herself a job.  She wanted to be one of that fascinating breed - the working girl.  

I thought the era of the 1920's really came to life as I got to know Olive, her background, her unlikeable stepmother, there were hints of her father's unwise investments, and the reason why she was penniless.

Invited to a party at the splendid Archly Manor, she and her cousins are surrounded by the high society of the time, but a murder is committed and, rather than see someone innocent take the blame, Olive, being the independent lady that she is, decides to try and discover who the actual culprit is.

The story is perfectly paced, I did not guess the killer's identity, there is jealousy, snobbish behaviour, blackmail and even a suggestion of drugs, all very plausible for the times.

A brilliant start to a brand new historical cosy mystery series and one which I would highly recommend.

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Sara Rosett writes light-hearted escapes for readers who enjoy puzzling mysteries, interesting settings, and quirky characters.
She is the author of the Murder on Location series, the Ellie Avery series, the On the Run series, and the High Society Lady Detective series. Sara also teaches an online course, How to Outline A Cozy Mystery.
Publishers Weekly called Sara's books, “satisfying,” “well-executed,” and “sparkling.” Sara loves to get new stamps in her passport and considers dark chocolate a daily requirement. Find out more at
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