Monday, January 1, 2018

I'm thrilled to join Berkley Mystery in celebrating the January 2 release of 
by author
Jennifer Ashley

is book 1 in the Below Stairs Mysteries

Victorian class lines are crossed when cook Kat Holloway is drawn into a murder that reaches all the way to the throne.
Highly sought-after young cook Kat Holloway takes a position in a Mayfair mansion and soon finds herself immersed in the odd household of Lord Rankin. Kat is unbothered by the family’s eccentricities as long as they stay away from her kitchen, but trouble finds its way below stairs when her young Irish assistant is murdered. 

Intent on discovering who killed the helpless kitchen maid, Kat turns to the ever-capable Daniel McAdam, who is certainly much more than the charming delivery man he pretends to be. Along with the assistance of Lord Rankin’s unconventional sister-in-law and a mathematical genius, Kat and Daniel discover that the household murder was the barest tip of a plot rife with danger and treason—one that’s a threat to Queen Victoria herself.


"I've become quite taken with Kat Holloway; a master cook who rules the kitchen in Society digs." ~ RachelW (BamaGal)

"Yay, I have another great heroine to add to the list of my favorite female sleuths!" ~ Milena

"Kat is an engaging protagonist. She works hard and takes great pride in her ability to make a respectable living for herself . . . " ~ Linda



New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Jennifer Ashley writes historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance, mysteries, and historical fiction as Jennifer Ashley; paranormal romance and urban fantasy as Allyson James; and mysteries as Ashley Gardner. Jennifer's novels have won RWA's RITA and RT Reviewer's Choice awards among others. 

For information on her novels as Jennifer Ashley and Allyson James visit Also see (Ashley Gardner) for her other works.

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