The Resource Death below stairs, Jennifer Ashley

Death below stairs, Jennifer Ashley

Label
Death below stairs
Title
Death below stairs
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Ashley
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Language
eng
Summary
Highly sought-after young cook Kat Holloway takes a position in a Mayfair mansion and soon finds herself immersed in the odd household of Lord Rankin. Kat is unbothered by the family's eccentricities as long as they stay away from her kitchen, but trouble finds its way below stairs when her young Irish assistant is murdered. Intent on discovering who killed the helpless kitchen maid, Kat turns to the ever-capable Daniel McAdam, who is certainly much more than the charming delivery man he pretends to be. Along with the assistance of Lord Rankin's unconventional sister-in-law and a mathematical genius, Kat and Daniel discover that the household murder was the barest tip of a plot rife with danger and treason--one that's a threat to Queen Victoria herself.--Provided by Publisher
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Review
  • Kat Holloway knows accepting a new position always means making adjustments. A good cook must not only adapt to a new kitchen and new coworkers but she must also discern the culinary likes and dislikes of the household. Although Kate is perfectly willing to cater to the tastes of her new employer, Lord Charles Rankin, she does draw the line at dealing with a murder in her kitchen. So when she stumbles across the body of her assistant, Sinead, in the larder, she decides something must be done. With some help from her old “friend” Daniel McAdam, Kat sets out to see that justice is served so that she can get back to preparing dinner! Best-selling Ashley, known primarily as a versatile romance writer, first introduced Kat Holloway in a novella, A Soupçon of Poison (2015). Now Kat is back to launch a top-notch new series that deftly demonstrates Ashley’s mastery of historical mysteries by delivering an impeccably researched setting, a fascinating protagonist with an intriguing past, and lively writing seasoned with just the right measure of dry wit. -- Charles, John (Reviewed 11/1/2017) (Booklist, vol 114, number 5, p19)
  • /* Starred Review */ Set in 1881, this exceptional series launch from Ashley (the Shifters Unbound series) introduces Kat Holloway, a brilliant cook employed in the lavish London home of Lord Rankin. The cast of distinctive, well-drawn characters includes Lady Cynthia, Lord Rankin’s cross-dressing sister, who embodies the plight of Victorian women forced into lives that don’t fit them; Daniel McAdam, a charming, secretive delivery man who helped Kat in a time of great need before she joined Lord Rankin’s household; and James, Daniel’s sweet, fiercely independent 15-year-old son. Kat and Daniel, aided by James and Lady Cynthia, investigate the murder of a young servant, battle Fenians, and race to thwart an act of terrorism. Meanwhile, Kat, a single mother, must deal with the possible loss of her 10-year-old daughter, who lives with a couple who now propose to adopt the girl. Kat’s displays of her knowledge of food and preparation techniques add to the story’s appeal. Readers will look forward to this fascinating lead’s further adventures. Agent: Bob Mecoy, Bob Mecoy Literary Agency. (Jan.) --Staff (Reviewed 10/30/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 44, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10603014
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ashley, Jennifer
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Below stairs mysteries
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Social classes
  • Cooks
  • Cooks
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Label
Death below stairs, Jennifer Ashley
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Publication
Note
"First in a new series"--cover
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1905506
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
329 pages
Isbn
9780399585517
Lccn
2017012873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399585517
  • (OCoLC)982448601
Label
Death below stairs, Jennifer Ashley
Publication
Note
"First in a new series"--cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1905506
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
329 pages
Isbn
9780399585517
Lccn
2017012873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399585517
  • (OCoLC)982448601

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