Tuesday, April 19, 2016

{Book Recommendation + Giveaway} The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan

If you love Sherlock Holmes -- or just adventure and clever writing in a historical setting -- you'll love The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder, debut novel from Rachel McMillan and the first in her Herringford and Watts Mysteries.

Oh. My. Goodness. The story takes place in 1910, where our heroines Jem and Merinda are sleuthing in the streets of Toronto instead of behaving and preparing for marriage like most girls their age. Readers will love being a third-wheel to their adventures -- and want Merinda to be a "bad influence" on them, too -- as they become embroiled in solving murders with these strong female characters.

McMillan lends a strong voice laced with humor and intrigue. I love this unique, incredibly intelligent addition to the inspirational fiction market. I (Laurie) have had the privilege of meeting her in person (she once saved me when this conference newbie asked a top editor what she writes. Oops!) and she's just as colorful and sensational as her characters.

I received this book from LitFuse in exchange for my honest review and, as always, wouldn't share it unless I totally loved it!

About the Book

In 1910 Toronto, while other bachelor girls perfect their domestic skills and find husbands, two friends perfect their sleuthing skills and find a murderer.

Inspired by their fascination with all things Sherlock Holmes, best friends and flatmates Merinda and Jem launch a consulting detective business. The deaths of young Irish women lead Merinda and Jem deeper into the mire of the city’s underbelly, where the high hopes of those dreaming to make a new life in Canada are met with prejudice and squalor.

While searching for answers, donning disguises, and sneaking around where no proper ladies would ever go, they pair with Jasper Forth, a police constable, and Ray DeLuca, a reporter in whom Jem takes a more than professional interest. Merinda could well be Toronto’s premiere consulting detective, and Jem may just find a way to put her bachelor girlhood behind her forever—if they can stay alive long enough to do so.

The book is available at bookstores nationwide + these online retailers:

About the Author

Rachel McMillan is a keen history enthusiast and a lifelong bibliophile. When not writing or reading, she can most often be found drinking tea and watching British miniseries. Ra
chel lives in bustling Toronto, where she works in educational publishing and pursues her passion for art, literature, music, and theater.


Leave a comment for the chance to win a copy! Annnnnd....

Rachel is celebrating the release of The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder with a Murder Mystery Prize Pack giveaway (details below) and an author chat party on April 28!


One grand prize winner will receive:
Enter today by clicking the icon below. The winner will be announced at The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder Facebook party on 4/28.


Happy reading!


Casey said...

Ooh, I wish I could enter! I'm anxious to get my hands on this one. :-))

Laurie Tomlinson said...

@ Case - Enter the Litfuse Prize Pack! <3

Jeanne Takenaka said...

Rachel, your book sounds so good. :) I love Sherlock Holmes, and having two heroines in 1910 who solve murder mysteries? Intriguing. :)

Congratulations on your release!

And please, definitely enter me in the drawing. :)

Unknown said...

I read the prequel and it was so good. Can't wait to read this one!!

Loraine Nunley said...

The more I read about this book, the more I want to read it. I love the timeframe and the Sherlock Holmes angle. Thanks for the giveaway!

Angie Dicken said...

This sounds great!! Can't wait to read it. Glad to see it on the Alley today!

Anonymous said...

Cannot wait to read this! =D

Unknown said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Unknown said...

The plot sounds great ^^
I'm also trying to get into mystery books, so it sounds especially interesting