Publication: August 4th 2020 by Berkley
When young cook Kat Holloway learns that the children of London's Foundling Hospital are mysteriously disappearing and one of their nurses has been murdered, she can't turn away. She enlists the help of her charming and enigmatic confidant Daniel McAdam, who has ties to Scotland Yard, and Errol Fielding, a disreputable man from Daniel’s troubled past, to bring the killer to justice. Their investigation takes them from the grandeur of Mayfair to the slums of the East End, during which Kat learns more about Daniel and his circumstances than she ever could have imagined.
This is my first Kat Holloway Mystery and it will not be my last. I cannot wait for more about these wonderful, intriguing, and unique characters. Kat is a skilled cook for a well-to-do family but that is not her whole story. She has a way with people that gets them to trust her, to tell their stories, and to help solve mysteries that may get overlooked by others.
In Murder in the East End she is asked to find out where foundlings, children without parents, are being sent when they disappear from the London Foundling Hospital. I was intrigued, I was invested in finding the truth, and I could not stop reading.
Add to your MUST-READ list on Goodreads
Jennifer Ashley is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Below Stairs Mysteries, the Shifters Unbound paranormal romances, and the Mackenzies historical romances. She also writes as USA Today bestselling mystery author Ashley Gardner. Jennifer lives in the Southwest with her husband and cats, and she spends most of her time in the wonderful worlds of her stories.
Praise for Jennifer Ashley’s Below the Stairs Mysteries
“This is one of my favorite new series. Ashley writes exquisite historical romance and equally marvelous mysteries.”
—The Washington Post
“A smart and suspenseful read, Death Below Stairs is a fun series launch that will leave you wanting more.”
“An exceptional series launch...Readers will look forward to this fascinating lead's future endeavors.”
—Publishers Weekly (STARRED review)
“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.”