A Singular and Whimsical Problem by Rachel McMillan
Giveaway and Cover Reveal │ Herringford and Watts Mysteries
I don't want to say too much about this story because spoiling it would certainly spoil not just the plot but the "effect" of it. There is something remarkably addictive about this introductory story. The characters "pop" off the page with aplomb and the teasers of what is to come is written to perfection. If you're a fan of period mysteries (like Murdoch Mysteries or even Grantchester, despite its vastly different time period), you're sure to enjoy these women's world. I recognized so many nods to some of these series, which made me love this world all the more. Also a strong influence on not only the writing but the characters is Sherlock Holmes right down to the opposites scenario between the two main characters.
With the quick wit I've come to expect of Rachel and an intriguing mystery that actually is fleshed out nicely, this is sure to pique anyone's interest for The Bachelor's Guide to Murder, releasing March 1st. Spending time with these ladies isn't a bad way to enjoy a Saturday afternoon curled up on the couch and all of this is delivered with the pizazz of a singular new debut talent.
In this bonus e-only novella, what begins as the search for a missing cat leads to a rabble-rousing suffragette and the disappearance of several young women from St. Jerome’s Reformatory for Incorrigible Females. From the women’s courts of City Hall to Toronto’s seedy docks and into the cold heart of the underground shipping industry, this will be the most exciting Christmas the girls have had yet…if they can stay alive long enough to enjoy it. - Goodreads