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  1. says:

    25 stars This book started off much stronger than it finishedI had an instant connection to this novel I immediate

  2. says:

    This is a historical mystery which shows a great deal of research and thoroughness from the author It is less of a whodunnit and of a slow moving character driven suspense I especially enjoyed the delicious and lu

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    25 Oh dear wellI usually love Victorian mysteries Liked that Kit was a cook in a wealthy household upstairs downstairs kind of scenario When her young assistant cook is found dead in the larder Kit tries to find out the who and whyMy favorite parts were the food description and learning about the inner workings of a largish household This w

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    This was a good start to what I'm assuming will be a pretty good mystery seriesI liked KatShe was cool under pressure but not in a superhuman way She was justcompetent Kat Holloway is a cook An excellent cook But when she discovers her young assistant dead she sets about trying to solve her murder with the help of her love interestThere is much to her story but I think you should read it for yourselfIf you're looking for a good

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    ✮✮✮ 45 STARS ✮✮✮Review Vanilla Spice Books Jennifer Ashley is one of my favorite HR authors and The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie is one of my top three all time favorites Under her pen name Ashley Gardner she writes a similar series like this one Captain Lacey Regency MysteriesHeads up right away this isn't

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    25This book didn't work for me It is a cozymystery with a Victorian setting with a mansion fully staffed with cooks servants footman butlers etc I liked learning about them as well as Lord Rankin and his family that owned

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    Kat Holloway is employed as the head cook for Lord Rankin in London She finds the family members to be a bit odd

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    The first book in the new Kat Holloway Victorian mysteries Pub date January 2018 with book 2 to follow closely behind it The novella Soupcon of Poison I am now calling a preuel and letting the first full length book Death Below Stairs be Book 1 Author name for this series is now Jennifer Ashley was Ashley Gardner but publisher wanted JA

  9. says:

    I really miss Downton Abbey So when I saw the description of this book I jumped right on it I loved all the descriptions of the workings of Lord Rankin's householdthe meals the running of a large house the different servants and the family members and all the Victorian trappings Add a murder mystery and treason to the mix and it's a very suspenseful and fun romp The basics Kat Holloway is hired as a cook in Lord Ranki

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    I had a strong connection to this story from the start It had a classic murder mystery feel but based in a Downtown Abbey flair The pa

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SUMMARY Ë SUBTENSE.CO.UK ↠ Jennifer Ashley

He 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 than the ch. 45 STARS Review Vanilla Spice Books Jennifer Ashley is one of my favorite HR authors and The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie is one of my top three all time favorites Under her pen name Ashley Gardner she writes a similar series like this one Captain Lacey Regency MysteriesHeads up right away this isn t romance although it does have romantic elements and I m pretty confident that those will become significant in later installments It is a historical mystery set in the late 19th centuryIn DEATH BELOW STAIRS we are introduced to the main protagonists Kat Holloway a cook starting her new employ and the mysterious Daniel McAdam If you want to know how they meet try Ms Ashley s novella A Soup on of Poison that starts off the series It s also a nice way to become acuainted with her writing styleThe political atmosphere is tense in the Victorian age Fenians are up to no good and one of their devious plans is to kill the ueen The author catches the mood uite well it s obvious that she has done her researchKat is a very likable heroine with a clever head on her shoulders a no nonsense attitude keeping Daniel a bit at arm s length because the man has so many different faces and plays so many roles that she doesn t know who the real Daniel is What she is keenly aware of though is that he is a good man She can t deny their attraction although she keeps trying but you know you KNOW it s all just bluster What I do know Daniel is what you are It doesn t matter whether you re a gent in a posh suit who can purchase first class railway tickets on the spur of the moment or a deliveryman who talks like a South London villain I ve seen you I can t remember a single hero in Ms Ashley s book that I didn t adore and Daniel is no exception He doesn t hide his affection for Kat there is no doubt that he is hers but it s just not the right time Daniel is entirely endearing protective of Kat and his son and always looking out for them He is charming a little sweet talker but I m sure that there is a darker side to him Uncovering his secrets will be interesting and I can t wait to meet the real Daniel McAdam He was studying me with a look I d caught on my own face during a visit to someone I was deeply fond of There was caring in that look and worry and gentle wonder The mystery is well executed and to unravel it Kat and Daniel are supported by two phenomenal sidekicks a trousers wearing lady and a mathematical genius both of them wonderful in their own way One unusual thing is that the main characters are working class or at least Kat is Daniel the chameleon feels comfortable in any role he chooses I believe I adore you Kat Admittedly the story starts out a bit slow but I think it s because introduction needs to be made and the plot has to be set up It s in no way frustratingly slow though and it picks up soon enough Yes there are a lot of details you have to work through I never felt that it was overwhelming thoughDeath Below Stairs is a gem and knowing Jennifer Ashley this series will only get better with each installment I am looking forward to discovering about Kat and Daniel If you are a fan of Downton Abbey mixed with a classic whodunit mystery pick this up

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Arming 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 ueen Victoria herse. I really miss Downton Abbey So when I saw the description of this book I jumped right on it I loved all the descriptions of the workings of Lord Rankin s householdthe meals the running of a large house the different servants and the family members and all the Victorian trappings Add a murder mystery and treason to the mix and it s a very suspenseful and fun romp The basics Kat Holloway is hired as a cook in Lord Rankin s household Things seem a bit strange but she s so happy to have the position that she doesn t care When her assistant is found murdered in the pantry it s time to do some investigation and find out who killed the Irish kitchen maid She gets help from a friend Daniel McAdams who is much than he appears to be I was a bit astounded that a cook in such a large house would have the time to run around investigating as much as Kat didbut I m happy to suspend reality for such a fun mysteryI love the cover art for this bookThis is an awesome start to a new series A second book Scandal Above the Stairs is coming out in June I will definitely be reading I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy of this book from Berkley Publishing via NetGalley All opinions expressed are entirely my own

SUMMARY Ë SUBTENSE.CO.UK ↠ Jennifer Ashley

Victorian class lines are crossed when cook Kat Holloway is drawn into a murder that reaches all the way to the throneHighly 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 t. 25 stars This book started off much stronger than it finishedI had an instant connection to this novel I immediately loved the characters and found myself captivated by the Victorian mansion household and how it was run It had such a Downton Abbey feel to it that I couldn t help but love it Unfortunately my connection was short lived as the plausibility of the story became highly unrealistic once the crime was committed about 13 of the way in The novel revolves around a cook of a high power household investigating a murder How could a head cook of such a household have time to run around town on a daily basis investigating a crime It just didn t make sense to me I really liked the cook s character and enjoyed her dealings with the house staff and family but I lost interest in the crime solving side of the book which was the main storyline The author Jennifer Ashley did a fantastic job creating the Victorian atmosphere and characters The storyline simply didn t work for meThis was a Traveling Sister Read with Brenda Diane and Holly We each felt similarly on this one with one of us not even being able to finish As always it was a pleasure reading with these lovely ladiesA big thank you to Edelweiss Berkley Books and Jennifer Ashley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest reviewExpected Date of Publication January 2 2018