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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Felicity Carrol & the Murderous Menace by Patricia Marcantonio

I like detective fiction set in this time frame and when this particular detective story was set in two countries - worlds apart in many ways it added interest to the story.

Felicity is an aristocrat. She does not conform to the manner in which young women of her era are supposed to behave, though she is every inch a lady. She is very well educated, very well versed in the martial arts and how to defend herself and does not faint away at the sight of blood. She now sets herself the task of finding justice for all the prostitutes killed in London by Jack the Ripper. When the killings stop in London and then start off again in far off Montana, she sets off to the unknown to come to grips with this killer and uncover him.

The story from the manor in England to the hurly burly town of Placer in Montana are poles apart in character and style and the people who inhabit them. However, both towns are not used to a woman of Felicity's stature and style and she faces the same animosity in both towns by men who feel that their noses are put out of joint by a smart woman.

Detection aside, her getting the better of the men for me was a great enjoyment in the story.
Well written and very descriptive of Montana the story comes to a very unexpected conclusion.

Thanks to Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books for sending this to me for an unbiased review.


  1. I really like historical mysteries, especially when the woman comes out on top. This sounds like a good one.

  2. This sounds nice. I like a good historical mystery as well.

  3. I like historical mysteries with uncommon women too. Thanks for sharing this one.

  4. This sounds like my kind of book. Thanks for the review. I'll look for it.