Welcome to my tour stop for The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan, hosted by Litfuse Publicity Group. You can follow the rest of the tour here.
In 1910 Toronto, while other bachelor girls perfect their domestic skills and find husbands, two friends perfect their sleuthing skills and find a murderer.
Inspired by their fascination with all things Sherlock Holmes, best friends and flatmates Merinda and Jem launch a consulting detective business. The deaths of young Irish women lead Merinda and Jem deeper into the mire of the city’s underbelly, where the high hopes of those dreaming to make a new life in Canada are met with prejudice and squalor.
While searching for answers, donning disguises, and sneaking around where no proper ladies would ever go, they pair with Jasper Forth, a police constable, and Ray DeLuca, a reporter in whom Jem takes a more than professional interest. Merinda could well be Toronto’s premiere consulting detective, and Jem may just find a way to put her bachelor girlhood behind her forever–if they can stay alive long enough to do so.
First, let’s stop for a minute and admire that holly-molly-why-do-you-have-to-be-so-beautiful cover.
Ready? Let’s move on.
The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder is a YA Mystery, but it was such an entirely squeal-worthy read and I giggled and I loved it!! I mean, even the title said it all. Who wouldn’t love humorous account of two bachelor girls as they get into the detective world, right? This quirky read made me laugh out loud, and totally capture my heart from the very first chapter.
It’s also ridiculous adorable. But excuse me, I love that.
Things I absolutely love while reading this delightful little romp:
- This book is pretty. Like, not only words-pretty, but the physical book itself is a beauty.
- There is an Italian reporter.
- ….and of course he’s a swoonie.
- The friendship is fabulous!
- Also, there are very, very terrible “How To Swoon a Girl 101” poems…that I absolutely adore!
- The footnotes. THE FOOTNOTES!! It so adorable and funny and I love it!
“If female readers are under the impression that walking without moving one’s hips is easy, they are encouraged to try it sometimes.”
So, in case you haven’t noticed, I “dote” on this book, hard. The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder is such a delightful read about two detectives whom I think were definitely born in the wrong era. The quirky, humorous interactions between the characters are priceless, and although mystery wasn’t the main aspect of the story (which wasn’t unpredictable at all), the splendid writing, the charming characters, the hilarious adventures… All are guaranteed to keep readers on their backs laughing. I absolutely head over heels in love with this book.
Rachel is celebrating the release of The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder with a Murder Mystery Prize Pack giveaway (details below) and an author chat party on April 28!
- One copy of The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder
- A magnifying glass necklace
- A bowler hat
- A pocket watch
- A $30 Amazon gift card
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 4/28. The winner will be announced at The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder Facebook party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Rachel and other readers, as well as for a chance to win other prizes!
RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK, TWITTER, or PINTEREST and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 28th!