Highly sought after cook Kat Holloway takes a position at a Mayfair mansion and soon finds herself immersed in the odd household of the hunky Lord Rankin. She's fine with all the odd residents of the manse as long as they keep out of her kitchen but guess what! Her young assistant is found murdered below the stairs. Afraid for her life, Kat turns to the mysterious Daniel McAdam for help. McAdam takes a post as footman in the house so he can investigate, but Kat decides to whip up a suspect list of her own. And as they begin to uncover secrets, Kat also begins to discover secrets of the man she's falling in love with - Lord Rankin.
I'm not much on historical but this is a neatly crafted little mystery. Ashley weaves in plenty of authentic historical details so as to make the reader think they are actually back in that century! DEATH BELOW STAIRS is definitely worth a look! Four paws!
Victorian class lines are crossed when cook Kat Holloway is drawn into a murder that reaches all the way to the throne.
Highly sought-after young cook Kat Holloway takes a position in a Mayfair mansion and soon finds herself immersed in the odd household of Lord Rankin. Kat is unbothered by the family’s eccentricities as long as they stay away from her kitchen, but trouble finds its way below stairs when her young Irish assistant is murdered.
Intent on discovering who killed the helpless kitchen maid, Kat turns to the ever-capable Daniel McAdam, who is certainly much more than the charming delivery man he pretends to be. Along with the assistance of Lord Rankin’s unconventional sister-in-law and a mathematical genius, Kat and Daniel discover that the household murder was the barest tip of a plot rife with danger and treason—one that’s a threat to Queen Victoria herself.