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A Study in Murder
Victorian Book Club #1
BY Callie Hutton

Crooked Lane
May 12, 2020/ ISBN 978-1-64385-302-4

Reviewed by Laura Hinds


Set 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 deductive logic.

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.

Reviewer Notes: The author has written more than 35 historical romances as well as humorous and spicy Regency books.

Reviewed 2020