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Saturday, January 9, 2016

MURDER MOST MALICIOUS by Alyssa Maxwell_Tour

                                                                 Murder Most Malicious

by Alyssa Maxwell

I love the world Alyssa Maxwell creates for us in Murder Most Malicious.
~Back Porchervations

This book has a bit of the Downton Abbey feel to it…
~A Chick Who Reads

The story itself is created with immense precision and flowed so perfectly.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

Maxwell is able to combine historical fact with interesting characters to create a captivating mystery in Murder Most Malicious.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

Murder Most Malicious
(A Lady and Lady’s Maid Mystery Book 1)

New Series
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Kensington (December 29, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1617738302


In post–World War I England, Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her lady’s maid, Eva Huntford, step outside of their social roles and put their lives at risk to apprehend a vicious killer…
December 1918: As a difficult year draws to a close, there is much to celebrate for nineteen-year-old Phoebe Renshaw and her three siblings at their beloved family estate of Foxwood Hall. The dreadful war is finally over; eldest daughter Julia’s engagement to their houseguest, the Marquis of Allerton, appears imminent; and all have gathered to enjoy peace on earth, good will toward men.

But the peace of Foxwood Hall is shattered on the morning of Boxing Day, when the Marquis goes missing. Not entirely missing, however, as macabre evidence of foul play turns up in gift boxes given to lady’s maid Eva Huntford and a handful of others. Having overheard her sister and the Marquis in a heated exchange the night before, Lady Phoebe takes a personal interest in solving the mystery.

As the local constable suspects a footman at Foxwood Hall, Phoebe and Eva follow the clues to a different conclusion. But both young women will need to think outside the box to wrap up this case—before a cornered killer lashes out with ill will toward them…

About The Author

 Alyssa Maxwell has worked in publishing as an assistant editor and a ghost writer, but knew from an early age that being a novelist was what she wanted most. Growing up in New England and traveling to Great Britain fueled a passion for history, while a love of puzzles of all kinds drew her to the mystery genre. She lives in South Florida in the current year, but confesses to spending most of her time in the Victorian, Edwardian, and post WWI eras. In addition to fantasizing about wearing Worth gowns while strolling manor house gardens, she loves to watch BBC and other period productions and sip tea in the afternoons.

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Tour Participants

January 4 – Back Porchervations – Review

January 5 – Babs Book Bistro – Review

January 6 – A Chick Who Reads – Review

January 7 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Review

January 8 – Cozy Up With Kathy  – Review, Interview

January 9 – View from the Birdhouse– Review

January 10 – Mallory Heart Reviews – Review

January 11 – The Ninja Librarian – Review

January 12 – Jane Reads – Review

January 13 – The Girl with Book Lungs – Review

January 14 – Brooke Blogs – Review

January 15 – Omnimystery News – Interview

January 16 – LibriAmoriMiei – Review

January 17 – StoreyBook Reviews – Spotlight

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Review: MURDER MOST MALICIOUS by Alyssa Maxwell 
(A Lady and Lady's Maid Mystery Book 1)

MURDER MOST MALICIOUS is an enterprising historical cozy mystery, set in rural England in December 1918, the first peacetime Christmas for Western Europe since the First World War. Life at Foxwood has somewhat settled, until Christmas night, when nineteen-year-old Lady Phoebe overhears, then interrupts, a nasty and uncivil argument between her sister, Lady Julia, and the generally expected fiance to be, Lord Allerton.  Next morning, Boxing Day holiday,  he is nowhere to be found; until the family servants, and a few village shopkeepers, open their presents from the manor house, only to discover "gifts" they neither expected nor wished. A nefarious and clever killer is at large, and independent-thinking Lady Phoebe bends her keen intellect to discovery.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for joining in my Great Escapes Tour. I appreciate your taking the time to read and review my book!