My thanks to Melanie Price of Aria for inviting me to take part in today’s Blog Tour for Anita Davison’s Flora’s Secret. This is the first in a series of historical cosy mysteries and definitely one I’ll be following!
About the Book
NEW YORK 1900. A captivating historical drama on-board the maiden voyage of the S.S. Minneapolis featuring series character Flora Maguire.
Young governess Flora Maguire is on her way home from America on the maiden voyage of the S.S. Minneapolis with her young charge Eddy, Viscount Trent, when she discovers a dead body.
Unconvinced when the death is pronounced an accident, Flora starts asking questions, but following threats, a near drowning and a second murder, the hunt is on for a killer. Time is running out as the Minneapolis approaches the English coast.
Will Flora be able to protect Eddy, as well as herself?
Is her burgeoning relationship with the handsome Bunny Harrington only a shipboard dalliance, or something more? And what secrets must Flora keep in order to stay safe?
About the Author
Anita writes historical fiction. After a sojourn in the 17th Century with The Woufe Family Saga set during the Monmouth Rebellion and the Glorious Revolution, she also wrote Royalist Rebel, under th name Anita Seymour, based on the youth of Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale.
Anita’s latest novels are the Flora Maguire Mysteries, an Edwardian Cosy Mystery series published by Aria Fiction, the first release is Flora’s Secret set on an Atlantic Steamship in 1900. Floowed by Betrayal at Cleeve Abbey, A Knightsbridge Scandal. The fourth book, The Forgotten Children will be available in November with the fifth in the series due for publication in summer 2018
I love a cosy mystery, and definitely have a fondness for ones with a historical setting so it was fairly certain that I would enjoy this one. I would venture that Flora Maguire enjoys them too, as right from the very first moment that a body is discovered – by her – she questions the procedure, or rather the lack of it by the ship’s crew.
Well written, full of historical information and lots of small details of life on a cruise liner, this is such an enjoyable read! The characters are well defined, the story really well plotted and the mystery fully entertaining!
I completely adored this book, and the best bit is discovering that it’s the first in a series! I’m so looking forward to indulging in those other novels. It almost feels like Christmas – oh wait, it almost is!
My thanks to NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.