Death in Kew Gardens
Book Feature - Death in Kew Gardens by Jennifer Ashley
HBL Note: I’m happy to feature another book by Jennifer Ashley on this blog. The first book I read and reviewed by this author was Death Below Stairs (click here to see my review and click on the author’s name to see out interview) and I absolutely loved how those pictures turned out. I still like to use photos from that shoot whenever I need a good reading photo for social media or events. It sometimes baffles me that I’ve been blogging long enough that I get to feature authors for a second and sometimes third time! Death in the Kew Gardens is the third book in “A Below Stairs Mystery” series. Read more about it below:
From the publisher:
From the New York Times bestselling author of Scandal Above Stairs
Kat Holloway steps out from beneath the stairs and into international intrigue, where murder and stolen treasure lurk among the upper echelons of Victorian London.
In return for a random act of kindness, scholar Li Bai Chang presents young cook Kat Holloway with a rare and precious gift—a box of tea. Kat thinks no more of her unusual visitor until two days later when the kitchen erupts with the news that Lady Cynthia's next-door neighbor has been murdered.
Known about London as an "Old China Hand," the victim claimed to be an expert in the language and customs of China, acting as intermediary for merchants and government officials. But Sir Jacob's dealings were not what they seemed, and when the authorities accuse Mr. Li of the crime, Kat and Daniel find themselves embroiled in a world of deadly secrets that reach from the gilded homes of Mayfair to the beautiful wonder of Kew Gardens.