Monday, May 30, 2016

Review: A Lesson in Love and Murder

A Lesson in Love and Murder A Lesson in Love and Murder by Rachel McMillan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Canada, 1912.
Herringford and Watts are detecting again. Or should I say Herringford and DeLuca? As Jem is married now.

For me, there are two sides to this book: the historical research, which is fantastic. The Morality Squad, women getting fired for being married (as they have to tend to her husbands and houses), the political corruption! The suffragettes and the anarchists have an important part in the book also. Even if -as she says- Miss McMillan has taken many historical liberties in depicting the city, there is a very solid base. It's extremely well written and interesting.

But I'm a bit puzzled by Merinda and Jem.
From being "bachelor girls", and quite happy with it, Jem got hastily married and she just butts heads with her husband and does whatever she wants. Or rather what Merinda wants?
And Merinda is as self centered as she was in the first book.

But all in all, a very recommendable book and series.

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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