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Scandal Above Stairs

Friday, March 20, 2020

Scandal Above Stairs (2018) Jennifer Ashley (Kat Holloway Mysteries)

Scandal Above StairsSet in London in 1881

Kat Holloway is still cook at Lord Rankin’s house, even though he has retired to the country, Lady Cynthia remains, and to give her countenance, her aunt and uncle are living with her. Kat and the rest of the staff may be fond of Cynthia (despite her eccentricities)

(M)en do become titillated at the thought of females in gentlemen’s clothing— do not tell me they do not.”

“I grant you that. But it does make me wonder, in that case, why you do it.”

Cynthia flashed me a sudden grin. “That is because you have no idea what it is like to stride around in perfect freedom, able to go where you please, purchase what you wish, and speak as you wish, because people believe you are a man.

But less so her parsimonious aunt and uncle, who keep putting off hiring another housekeeper and cook’s assistant, leaving more work to Kat.

Lady Cynthia asks Kat to come talk to her friend–paintings have been stolen from Clemmie’s house, and her husband is blaming her for the thefts.

But this case quickly becomes more complicated than it seems, and once again Kat and Daniel McAdams are working together.

This is a fun series, and I do love the cooking bits.

Publisher: Berkley
Rating: 7.5/10

Categories: 7.5/10, British, Female, Historical, Mystery     Comments (0)    

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