Jem and Merinda are back! In this second full length installment from Rachel McMillian, not only do we deal with mystery and detective work, but McMillian dives deeper into themes of independence, friendship, and family.
From political danger to personal drama, life is about to get explosive…
The legacy of literary icon Sherlock Holmes is alive and well in 1912 Canada, where best friends Merinda Herringford and Jem Watts continue to develop their skills as consulting detectives.
The city of Toronto has been thrown into upheaval by the arrival of radical anarchist Emma Goldman. Amid this political chaos, Benny Citrone of the Royal North-West Mounted Police arrives at Merinda and Jem’s flat, requesting assistance in locating his runaway cousin—a man with a deadly talent.
While Merinda eagerly accepts the case, she finds herself constantly butting heads—and hearts—with Benny. Meanwhile, Jem has her hands full with a husband who is determined to keep her out of harm’s way.
As Merinda and Jem close in on the danger they’ve tracked from Toronto to Chicago, they uncover a sinister plot to assassinate presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt. Will they be able to save the day and resolve the troubles threatening their future happiness before it’s too late?
Independence, love, and lives are at stake in A Lesson in Love and Murder, the gripping second installment of the Herringford and Watts Mysteries series.
If you have enjoyed McMillian’s previous books, then you’ll want to add this one to the list. In her entertaining and endearing writing style, Rachel draws the readers deeper into the lives of Merinda and Jem. I really enjoyed seeing how each has changed as their lives change and the tension there is in figuring it all out.
The mystery is creative and intriguing and the characters brought in mix things up. I always appreciate when things don’t go as you expect and I’m excited to see where the story of our two favorite female detectives goes. I also continue to be a fan of Merinda and Jem’s friendship – it is such a gift for women and I love seeing that!
What was the last mystery you read?
(Thank you to Harvest House for a copy of the book. All views expressed are my own.)