A Gentlewoman's Guide to Murder

A Gentlewoman's Guide to Murder


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"[An] outstanding series launch. ... Hamilton expertly balances the page-turning detection with the story of a hypocritical society where women, whether they are scullery maids or orphans, rarely get to make their own decisions."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Scandal and slayings among Regency London's elite

The shocking murder of Sir Henry Claybourne leaves Regency London shaken and horror-struck. But for genteel spinster Miss Emmeline St. Germaine, the crime slices far too close to home. Just hours before the knight's death she held a dagger to him, threatening him to stay silent as she rescued a scullery maid he had procured for his pleasure.

Did the man—or woman—who murdered the knight know of her visit? Her secret identity at risk, her reputation and life in jeopardy, Emmeline must solve the crime or face scandalous exposure and ruination, or worse—the hangman's noose—for a crime she did not commit.

"Hamilton's novel will appeal to fans of Anne Perry's Charlotte and Pitt mysteries."—Booklist

"A simply riveting and compulsive page-turner of a read from cover to cover. A deftly scripted mystery with more twists and turns than a Coney Island roller coaster."—Midwest Book Review

Title:A Gentlewoman's Guide to Murder
Edition Language:English
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    A Gentlewoman's Guide to Murder Reviews

  • Barbara Rogers

    Series: A Gentlewoman’s Guide To Murder #1Publication Date: 2/8/19Number of Pages: 360** 1.5 stars rounded up **I love this author’s Vintage Kitchen Mysteries series so I couldn’t wait for this ...

  • N.N. Light

    This was so delicious, I savored every word. If you like historical mystery, pick this up right now!Highly recommend!My Rating: 5 startsReviewed by: Mrs. N...

  • Nicole (TheBookWormDrinketh)

    3.5 out of 5 StarsThis book fell into my lap at the perfect time. My reading material has been a lot of strong women going against the social norm, and this novel was no different! So, after I got my ...

  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard

    So giant trigger warning: this is about stopping a pedophile ring. Think of it like holding Jeffree Epstein and Prince Andrew accountable for the filth that they are but a century or two ago.also, Eps...

  • Ashley Cate

    A Gentlewoman's Guide to Murder is the first book in a new historical mystery series by Victoria Hamilton. Previous books that I read by Victoria Hamilton were all cozy mysteries (some of the Vintage ...

  • Donna

    This book and I got off on the wrong foot right from the start because it turns out that light, cosy-style prose doesn't mix well with the subject of pedophilia. When Emmeline's POV mentioned (in the ...

  • Barbara Monajem

    This mystery takes place in 1810 and centers around the sexual abuse of young girls. It also deals with the subjugation of women (which I suspect will continue to be a central topic if the heroine, Em...

  • Eileen Lynx

    The characters did not act like characters of that time would have acted....

  • Katie

    The writing was clunky and disjointed, the dialogue felt like something written for a high school creative writing class, and the plot was both distasteful and nonsensical. It did not feel at all rela...

  • Sarah

    DNF at 60%, and not for lack of trying.The Gentlewoman's Guide to Murder had a slow start, not for a lack of interesting things happening. But because I didn't feel like we got to really know the main...