Saturday, June 13, 2015

Book 3 in the Victorian Bookshop Mystery series 
by Kate Parker

From the author of The Vanishing Thief and The Counterfeit Lady comes an all-new Victorian mystery featuring antiquarian bookseller Georgia Fenchurch, who doubles as a private investigator for the secret Archivist Society…

When the Duke of Blackford enters her bookstore, Georgia knows the Archivist Society is in need of her services. The Tsar of Russia and his family are visiting Queen Victoria on the auspices of the engagement of the Russian princess Kira to the son of the Queen’s cousin. When Kira’s bodyguard is found dead on a train returning from Scotland, the Queen calls on Blackford to discreetly protect the princess and prevent an international incident.

The Russian royalty refuses help in finding the murderer, suspecting anarchists and demanding every extremist in London be hanged. But that is far from the English way. To get the job done, Georgia must go undercover as Kira’s English secretary. She soon discovers that anarchy isn’t the only motive in the case—and that someone is determined to turn royal wedding bells into a funeral dirge.


THE ROYAL ASSASSIN is an enjoyable mix of mystery, drama, fun, and romance.

I’ve recently started reading more historical cozy mysteries and this trip to Victorian England was simply delightful. Author Kate Parker has obviously done her research and it shows.

Georgia Fenchurch is a wonderfully written heroine for the time period. While she has a lot of the traits of a true Victorian woman, she is also independent and doesn’t like being told what to do.

Lord Blackford enlists Georgia to help solve the murder of the bodyguard of a Russian Princess. What follows next is a story full of excitement and intrigue with twists and turns that kept my head spinning and my brain working overtime right up to a reveal that I never saw coming. 

This book has a little something for fans of many genres. You just can’t go wrong with it!

Take a trip back to the Victorian era the summer and pick up a copy of THE ROYAL ASSASSIN. 

releases on 
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  1. Happy Saturday, Lisa! I need to check out this author. Thanks!

  2. Sounds like a fun read. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Kate Parker is a new author for me, and I'm interested in reading the series. Thank you for the review. :)

  4. Oh, I haven't seen this one yet. Read the 2nd and enjoyed it. Thanks for the review! jeaniedannheim ( at ) ymail ( dot ) com