A Most Murderous Wedding

Murder Most Gilded Age, Book 1

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Pub Date Jan 30 2024 | Archive Date Feb 28 2024

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A jilted heiress, a blood-drenched ex-fiancé, and scandal in Gilded Age Boston.

Boston 1892. Ruby Irving, heiress of a Nevada tycoon, is thrilled to have landed a viscount. Ascending to the English aristocracy is normally reserved for elegant New Yorkers and New Englanders. Unfortunately, when she stands at the altar before Boston’s bewildered elite, decked in a bridal gown from the House of Worth, and the church brimming with orchids shipped from Africa, her fiancé jilts her. Shortly after, she discovers him dead, stabbed with the wedding cake knife.

The scandal is immediate, and everyone declares her father the killer. If only Pa hadn’t loudly threatened to kill the viscount when he jilted her, and if only the police didn’t insist Boston’s high society was incapable of committing such an atrocity. Ruby’s father might be brash, and his money might be the unappealing new variety, but Ruby knows he’s no murderer.

Since the police insist they’ve solved the case, Ruby decides to discover who killed the viscount herself. Unfortunately, catching a murderer is rather more difficult than achieving good grades in Renaissance art, and she has the dreadful suspicion her own life might be at stake. 

A delightful cozy historical mystery from the USA TODAY bestselling author of the Sleuthing Starlet series.

A jilted heiress, a blood-drenched ex-fiancé, and scandal in Gilded Age Boston.

Boston 1892. Ruby Irving, heiress of a Nevada tycoon, is thrilled to have landed a viscount. Ascending to the English...

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This is the first book by this author that I have read and appears to be the first in the series. It was an interesting quick read that kept me turning the page. It wasn’t easy to work out the murderer which was good. The characters were well written, with humor and the story line followed nicely. It was a quick read so there was not a lot of development in the story but I enjoyed it as a quick mystery read. I received this as an Arc from Netgalley and freely give my review.

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This is a Historical cozy mystery set in Boston during the Gilded Age. I loved the setting, the dynamic characters, the mystery was excellent. I absolutely loved this! This is the first in a new series and I cannot wait to read the next book!! This had become one of my favorite cozy historical mysteries. Love it!!
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I really enjoyed this historical cozy mystery. All the characters were a fun cast to be around, her family and friends. I really liked her parents. And the hint of romance with Mr. Harrington, is something I look forward to being developed in the future. The mystery also kept me engaged and I did guess the killer but that's cause I watch tio many hallmark mysteries i think. I'm not docking it any stars cause it didn't take me out of the mystery, but I think the tone was a little more modern than the time period it was set it. I'm gonna check out this authors back catalog for sure. Thank you to the publisher ANF NetGalley for the chance to read this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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A Most Murderous Woman is the first entry in this lighthearted historical cozy mystery.
When heiress Ruby Irving is jilted at the altar by an impoverished Viscount, her father threatens to kill him. When humiliated Ruby finds the viscount dead, stabbed with the cake knife, her dad is the main suspect. The police are doubtful any of the high society wedding guests are responsible, so Ruby sets out to find the real killer and clear her dad's name. This was a fun fast paced mystery with witty dialogue sprinkled with a touch of humor. I especially enjoyed the brash staight talking characters of Ruby's parents. I can't wait to read the next book in this series!

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