The Royal Assassin

A Victorian Bookshop Mystery, #3

Georgia Fenchurch is the owner of a great bookstore as well as a private investigator. Georgia is the main character in the Victorian Bookshop Mystery series by Kate Parker.

In this book the Duke of Blackford has shown up in her bookstore and Georgia is ready to help the Archivist Society in whatever they need. The Queen has asked Blackford to keep Kira, a Russian princess, safe because her bodyguard has been found dead. Kira is visiting Queen Victoria and they wants to keep this a secret. The royalty in Russia want to start hanging people and they do not want anyone's help in solving the murder, but the English do not like that idea. Georgia has decided to pose as Kira's secretary and help in any way she can. Will they be able to solve the murder before the whole world finds out?

Cozy mystery readers that like historical fiction will want to get started on this series. It’s a nice blend of both genres. The author will draw you into Georgia’s life as you join her on her adventures. Get a cozy spot ready for hours of reading as you are transported back in time and into the fun and enjoyable mystery.


Book Blurb for The Royal Assassin

From the author of The Vanishing Thief and The Counterfeit Lady comes an all-new Victorian mystery featuring antiquarian bookseller Georgia Fenchurch, who doubles as a private investigator for the secret Archivist Society…

When the Duke of Blackford enters her bookstore, Georgia knows the Archivist Society is in need of her services. The Tsar of Russia and his family are visiting Queen Victoria on the auspices of the engagement of the Russian princess Kira to the son of the Queen’s cousin. When Kira’s bodyguard is found dead on a train returning from Scotland, the Queen calls on Blackford to discreetly protect the princess and prevent an international incident.

The Russian royalty refuses help in finding the murderer, suspecting anarchists and demanding every extremist in London be hanged. But that is far from the English way. To get the job done, Georgia must go undercover as Kira’s English secretary. She soon discovers that anarchy isn’t the only motive in the case—and that someone is determined to turn royal wedding bells into a funeral dirge.


Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2015 4.00