Title: Atlas Catesby #2 – Murder in Bloomsbury
Author: D.M. Quincy
Genre: Fiction /Historical Fiction /Mystery Pages: 304
First published: to be published on 13 February 2018 by Crooked Lane Books
Edition: ARC e-book courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher
Aristocratic adventurer Atlas Catesby has spent the last year trying to forget Lady Lilliana Warwick, but when she reappears in hislife imploring him to help her solve a murder, Atlas feels compelled to say yes.
I had so much fun with this book. This is a well written murder mystery set in regency London with compelling characters and a slowburning romance. That is a lot of my boxes ticked.
I found both Atlas Catesby and Lady Lilliana very likeable and I enjoyed all the other characters that appeared involved in the murder case. I also loved Lord Charlton and Atlas’ sister Thea and their interactions.
Although I have not yet read the first book Murder in Mayfair, after reading this one I fully intend to. Murder in Bloomsbury does work as a standalone, even if background information, such as the history between Catesby and Lilliana, is only hinted at. It only served to make me more curious to read the first book.
The resolution of the murder case may not have been surprising, but I thought it was very well done. The writing kept me interested at all times and I would love to read more by this author, who brought the time period alive so vividly.
If you like historical fiction and murder mysteries, do yourself a favour and pick this book up.
On a sidenote, I am not that fond of the front cover
6 out of 7 stars