It's Pub Day for DEADLY CURIOUS!
The day has finally come, Swooners! Deadly Curious by Cindy Anstey is hitting shelves TODAY!!! Treat yourself to a delightful comedy of manners slash cozy murder mystery (and perhaps a lovely cup of tea)!
Some secrets are better left buried.
1834. Sophia Thompson wants nothing more than to be one of the famed Bow Street Runners, London's most elite corps of detectives. Never mind that a woman has never before joined their ranks—and certainly never mind that her reclusive family has forbidden her from pursuing such an unladylike goal.
She gets the chance to prove her capabilities when an urgent letter arrives from her frantic cousin Daphne, begging Sophia to come look into the suspicious death of Daphne's brother.
As Sophia begins to unravel the tangled threads of the case—with the help of a charming young policeman—she soon realizes that the murderer may be even closer to her family than she ever suspected.
What people are saying about Deadly Curious and Cindy Anstey:
"Reminiscent of Deanna Raybourn’s Veronica Speedwell series ... I read it all in one day and couldn’t put it down. 5/5 stars." —Books Over Everything, on Deadly Curious
"A blend of Jane Austen, Jack the Ripper, and your favorite cozy mystery. ... The romance was lovely, sweet and a perfect subplot to the darker tones of murder, mystery and mayhem." —Isabel Ibañez, author of Woven in Moonlight, on The Hummingbird Dagger
"This Christmas tale set in the 1817 English countryside is a nod and a wink to the works of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. ... This book could serve as a stepping stone to classic read-alikes, such as Pride and Prejudice or Jane Eyre." —School Library Journal, on Carols and Chaos
"Jane Austen spiced with action, suspense, and humor." —VOYA, on Duels & Deception, starred review