Intrepid cook Kat Holloway puts aside her apron to delve into Victorian London’s high society and catch a killer in this thrilling new mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Murder in the East End.
While attending an exhibition at the Crystal Palace, young cook Kat Holloway is approached by a woman in distress. Lady Covington is a wealthy widow convinced that her entire family is trying to kill her. Kat feels compelled to help. So, she escorts the lady home to discover whether she is delusional or in true danger.
When it quickly becomes apparent that the threat is all too real, Kat promises aid. Her charming confidant Daniel McAdam is busy infiltrating a plot against the Crown, and she worries he will not have time to lend his sleuthing expertise. This might be for the best, as Kat fears her growing emotional entanglement with Daniel can only lead to disaster. But soon, Kat faces a more serious threat when her involvement in both investigations plunges her into peril.
About the Author
Jennifer Ashley is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Shifters Unbound series and the Mackenzies series. A winner of a Romance Writers of America RITA Award, she also writes as national bestselling and award-winning author Allyson James.
“Well-drawn supporting characters and logistical details of running a prosperous household complement the intricate plot. Downton Abbey fans will be delighted.” —Publishers Weekly
“Jennifer Ashley’s ability to bring the food, events, and attitudes of the Victorian era to a compelling mystery will leave you spellbound and literally hungry for more.” —Historical Novel Society
“Fans will enjoy the continuing exploits of the clever cook, who gets to solve two complex mysteries.” —Kirkus
“The Kat Holloway Mysteries are extraordinarily well-written and enjoyable visits to Victorian England, full of detail of lives both “Upstairs” and “Down.” The characters are vivid with all the virtues and defects of human beings in any age. I highly recommend the series and am looking forward to the next one.” —Mystery & Suspense Magazine
“[A]s always, Jennifer Ashley writes a well-written and page-turning novel.” —Fresh Fiction, on Murder in the East End
"The style is pitch-perfect, with varying and authentically voiced dialog combined with well-balanced description and consistent perspective. Ashley’s fans will be pleased, but it’s also highly recommended to new readers fond of Victorian settings and multilayered mystery." —Historical Novel Review, on Murder in the East End
"Jennifer Ashley definitely has a fan in me and I can't wait to read more in this series." —Robin Loves Reading, on Murder in the East End
"This was an exciting, unputdownable read and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. You certainly cannot go wrong when you have such engaging characters solving such intriguing mysteries." —Flippin' Pages, on Murder in the East End
"Murder in the East End is another winning entrée in an enthralling historical mystery series." —Criminal Element
“This series remains excellent: emotional and nuanced, with layers upon layers of resonance in how the characters care for one another.” —Smart Bitches Trashy Books, on Murder in the East End
“[F]ull of endearing characters and wonderful atmospheric Victorian England setting." —Open Book Society, on Murder in the East End
“Murder in the East End has a beautiful mix of suspense and romance that leaves a mark long after the story ends.” —Feathered Quill Book Review
"This is one of my favorite new series. Ashley writes exquisite historical romance and equally marvelous mysteries." —The Washington Post
"A top-notch new series that deftly demonstrates Ashley's mastery of historical mysteries by delivering an impeccably researched setting, a fascinating protagonist with an intriguing past, and lively writing seasoned with just the right measure of dry wit." —Booklist
"An exceptional series launch...Readers will look forward to this fascinating lead's future endeavors." —Publishers Weekly(starred review), on Death Below Stairs
"A smart and suspenseful read, Death Below Stairs is a fun series launch that will leave you wanting more." —Bustle