In return for a random act of kindness, scholar Li Bai Chang presents Kat with a rare and precious gift—a box of tea. Kat thinks no more of her unusual visitor until two days later when the kitchen erupts with the news that Lady Cynthia’s next-door neighbor has been murdered.
Known about London as an “Old China Hand,” the victim claimed to be an expert in the language and customs of China, acting as intermediary for merchants and government officials. But Sir Jacob’s dealings were not what they seemed, and when the authorities accuse Mr. Li of the crime, Kat and Daniel find themselves embroiled in a world of deadly secrets that reach from the gilded homes of Mayfair to the beautiful wonder of Kew Gardens.
About the Author
Jennifer Ashley is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 90 novels and novellas in mystery, romance, and fantasy. Mystery is her first love, which she has been reading since a tender age; her house could double as a mystery bookshop. Jennifer also writes the USA Today bestselling Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries series under the name Ashley Gardner.
Review of Death in Kew Gardens
Review (4 Stars): This is the third book in the Below Stairs mystery series and I loved spending time with the smart, opinionated Kat. In this book, Kat finds herself involved in another mystery when her next door neighbor is found murdered after a visitor gives Kat a box of precious tea. Now, it is up to Kat and Daniel to clear their friend’s name before he goes to jail for a crime he didn’t commit.
This series is always fun and entertaining and I love the historical aspect involved in each of the mysteries. Kat is one of my favorite characters and you will enjoy this well-written tale. Looking forward to book number four.