Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: June 23rd 2020
Genres: Historical Romance, Young Adult
A twisty tale reminiscent of Jane Austen—with a dash of murder—Cindy Anstey’s Deadly Curious is perfect for fans of Kerri Maniscalco and Agatha Christie.
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.
Whenever she is not sitting at the computer, throwing a ball in the backyard, gardening or reading, Cindy can be found–actually, not found–adventuring around the world with her hubby.
She has lived on three continents, had a monkey in her yard and a scorpion under her sink, dwelt among castles and canals, enjoyed the jazz of Beale St and attempted to speak French.
Cindy loves history, mystery and… a chocolate Labrador called Chester.
Review of Deadly Curious
Review (4 Stars): Deadly Curious was a delightfully entertaining mystery that kept me guessing. All Sophia wanted to be was the first female detective for the Bow Street Runners but her troubled family history kept this dream away from her fingertips. When she gets the opportunity to help her cousin solve their own family murder, she feels that this is finally her chance to proved what she can do. She never imagined that her mystery solving skills would put her in harm’s way and she must find a killer before it is too late.
This was a great mystery and I loved the dark historical atmosphere. This mystery had so many wonderful twists and turns, which showed Sophia that could do what she needed to do to help those in need. This is my first mystery by Ms. Antsey and I’m so excited to go back and read more of her exciting novels. Deadly Curious is definitely one that shouldn’t be missed.
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