Thursday, May 11, 2017

The White Feather Murders (Herringford and Watts Mysteries #3) by Rachel McMillan

Uncommon Heroes...or Unsuspecting Victims?
Toronto, 1914. Merinda Herringford and Jem Watts never could have imagined their crime-solving skills would set them up as emblems of female empowerment in a city preparing to enter World War I at the behest of Great Britain. Yet, despite their popularity, the lady detectives can't avoid the unrest infiltrating every level of society.

A war measure adopted by Mayor Montague puts a target on Jem and her Italian husband, Ray DeLuca. Meanwhile, deep-rooted corruption in the police force causes their friend, Constable Jasper Forth, to wonder if his thirst for upholding the law would be best quenched elsewhere.

In spite of these distractions, Merinda, Ray, and Jasper join with other honorable and courageous city leaders in the Cartier Club, which exists to provide newly arrived residents of Toronto with a seamless integration in the city.

When a club member turns up dead, bearing a slanderous white feather, will Merinda, Jem, and those they hold dear be able to solve the high-stakes mystery before they're all picked off, one by one?


About The Author

Rachel McMillan is a keen history enthusiast and a lifelong bibliophile. When not writing or reading, she can most often be found drinking tea and watching British miniseries. Rachel lives in bustling Toronto, where she works in educational publishing and pursues her passion for art, literature, music, and theater.

My Review

The author has done a wonderful job of capturing the time, as the world is on the cusp of war, the year is 1914, and fear is everywhere. The story is set in Toronto, and we are there as their parent England declares war and now reality has hit.
Our detective teams of Jem and Merinda, our own female Sherlock Holmes, are soon at it again and this time there is a little white feather left on the bodies, coward?
One thing that is really upsetting is what is happening in the minority communities, so sad, but not something that happened in Canada only.
While this book is the third in this series, the author gives us enough information that we can read alone. Although this is the final book in the series, I am looking forward to the next book by this author!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Harvest House, and was not required to give a positive review.

1 comment:

  1. This book sounds great and is definitely on my wish list! Great review :)


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