by Debbie Cowens
Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: Paper Road Press
Pub Date: April 2015
Genre: New Adult
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The young ladies of Hertfordshire are dropping like flies.
Miss Elizabeth Bennet could not be more pleased when the famous London detective Mr Sherlock Darcy makes it his business to solve the mystery of three young ladies’ deaths – not least because he shares her suspicion that there must be more behind the deaths than mere accident. But even she never could have guessed, as they embark upon the investigation, how close to home the solution lies.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a mother in possession of unmarried daughters must be in want of eligible bachelors. Less well known are the lengths to which she might go to attract them…
Bursting with subterfuge, flirtation, and murder most foul, Murder & Matchmaking will lure you into a world of romantic intrigue, family drama, and amateur detectiving. Jane Austen’s witty prose meets the perplexing mysteries of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in a book that finally answers the question: if Mrs Bennet is so concerned about her daughters finding suitable matches, why doesn’t she really do something about their chances?
My Review: Elizabeth and Sherlock are great characters! They are well written and you will easily like them. Elizabeth is lovely and when a few ladies die, she doesn't think its just an accident. So in comes Sherlock and hopefully he can shed some light on what really went down in the deaths of those ladies.
The book is fun and moves at a great pace. I loved the writing and mystery involved, it always keeps you on your toes and waiting to know what comes up next. The book turned in different directions when you least expect it and was just done so well. One of my favorites yet.