Friday, June 26, 2020

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Deadly Curious by Cindy Anstey @CindyAnstey@XpressoTours

Deadly Curious
Cindy Anstey
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: June 23rd 2020
Genres: Historical Romance, Young Adult

A twisty tale reminiscent of Jane Austen—with a dash of murder—Cindy Anstey’s Deadly Curious is perfect for fans of Kerri Maniscalco and Agatha Christie.

Some secrets are better left buried…

1834. Sophia Thompson wants nothing more than to be one of the famed Bow Street Runners, London’s most elite corps of detectives. Never mind that a woman has never before joined their ranks—and certainly never mind that her reclusive family has forbidden her from pursuing such an unladylike goal.

She gets the chance to prove her capabilities when an urgent letter arrives from her frantic cousin Daphne, begging Sophia to come look into the suspicious death of Daphne’s brother.

As Sophia begins to unravel the tangled threads of the case—with the help of a charming young policeman—she soon realizes that the murderer may be even closer to her family than she ever suspected.

My Review:

A young woman Sophia Thompson believes that she will be single for the rest of her life without any marriage prospects wants more than anything to be a Bow Street Runner helping to solve crimes. There is one little problem standing in her way, there has never been a female Bow Street Runner ever well at least not in the year 1834. Sophia has no intentions of following her mother around for the rest of her life, sitting around sewing and mending and just thinking about hair styling products and styles.

Sophia is determined to prove that she can do the job just as good as any man and is so happy when she receives a letter from her cousin Daphne asking for her help in solving her brother, Andrew’s murder. Andrew was killed over a year ago but there has been no evidence, no suspects or witnesses. Her cousin’s letter could not have come at a better time for Sophia so she accepts her invitation to visit and help with the case.

Daphne and her family have been trying for a year to get someone from the Bow Street Runners to investigate the case but without any such luck. On the day that Sophia and her family arrive at their cousin’s estate a Bow Street Runner, Jeremy is sent out to look into the case. This is Jeremy’s first murder case. Jeremy and Sophia decide to hook up together to go around town interviewing town folk.

Strange accidents start happening around the estate and bodies keep turning up as Sophia, Daphne and Jeremy continue looking into the case. The more time Sophia and Jeremy spend together the closer they become and the romance ramps up.

Can Sophia prove that she has what it takes to be a Bow Street Runner? Will she prove that a woman can be a Bow Street Runner? Will Sophia and Jeremy be able to solve her cousin’s murder before any more bodies turn up?

Deadly Curious has plenty of mystery and suspense to keep you glued to the pages waiting and wanting to know more and racing to the end to see whodunit. Join Sophia and Jeremy on their journey as they try to find the clues and the evidence needed that will hopefully lead them to the murderer. Who is the killer?

Deadly Curious is a great novel for any fans of Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys mysteries. One click your copy of Deadly Curious today to begin this wonderful adventure with a couple of crime solving sleuths.  

Author Bio:

Whenever she is not sitting at the computer, throwing a ball in the backyard, gardening or reading, Cindy can be found–actually, not found–adventuring around the world with her hubby.

She has lived on three continents, had a monkey in her yard and a scorpion under her sink, dwelt among castles and canals, enjoyed the jazz of Beale St and attempted to speak French.

Cindy loves history, mystery and… a chocolate Labrador called Chester.



Giselle said...

Thanks for being on the tour! :)