in Bath, England, in 1890, this historical mystery follows
Lady Amy Lovell as she learns her fiancé, Ronald St.
Vincent, has been up to illegal activity in the drug trade.
Lady Amy quickly ends the engagement, but Mr. St. Vincent
soon turns up on her doorstep. She sends him to the library
room in her house where she later finds him dead: murdered
with a knife in his chest!
The local police assume she is the killer, so Lady Amy and
her friend, Lord William Wethington, must work to clear her
good name. Unbeknownst to most, Lady Amy is secretly the author
of mystery books and as such, she is well versed in using
The list of suspects grows and includes a gardener who was
previously imprisoned for murder and another woman spurned
by Mr. St. Vincent before he proposed to Lady Amy. Will Lady
Amy and Lord William solve the puzzle and find the killer
before it’s too late?
Historical mysteries are not a genre I read on a regular basis.
This is also a new genre for the author. Callie Hutton did
such a fantastic job with the setting, the characters, and
the storyline that I was engrossed from the first page through
the last page.
It is such a treat to find the first book in a new series
and enjoy it thoroughly. Reading A Study in Murder was the
perfect distraction from all that is going on in the world.
I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to read an advanced
reader copy for review. It came my way at the perfect time.
I recommend that you purchase a copy and plan a good block
of uninterrupted time to enjoy a special book. I look forward
to the next in the series.
Notes: The author has written more than 35 historical
romances as well as humorous and spicy Regency books.