Priceless artwork has gone missing from the home of a wealthy baronet, and his wife stands to take the blame. When Kat's employer asks for help in clearing her friend's name, Kat trades her kitchen for the homes of Mayfair's wealthiest families. Soon antiques are disappearing not only from the extravagant households of connoisseurs and collectors, but from the illustrious British Museum. As the thefts increase in frequency, Kat calls upon her friend Daniel McAdam, who has already set himself up in a pawnshop on the Strand as a seedy receiver of stolen goods. When a man is murdered in the shop, Kat must use all of her wits to see that the thieves are caught and justice is done....
|Title||:||Scandal Above Stairs (Kat Holloway Mysteries #2)|
|Number of Pages||:||309 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Scandal Above Stairs (Kat Holloway Mysteries #2) Reviews
A little while ago, I got a message on Goodreads from a lovely person named Jessica at Berkley Publishing Group asking if I would be interested in an ARC of the second book in Jennifer Ashley’s ‘Below Stairs’ series.
I would! I was! And it was like Christmas come again when I got the book in the mail!
And for all that I loved the first book, Death Below Stairs (it’s amazing, go read it now!), I love this second book, Scandal Above Stairs, even more! Is that possible? Yes!
Am I using too ma ...more
After delving into the Downstairs world in a Victorian era Upper class household with a mystery solving cook, I was eager to press forward with the next installment in the series.
Scandal Above Stairs is book two in the Kat Holloway series. For those new to the series, I would recommend starting with the prequel if you can where Kat and Daniel are introduced and they have their first murder investigation together.
Following not long after the last venture into detecting, Kat is content with her pl ...more
Scandal Above Stairs was just as fun as the first one though I must say I could have used more banter between Kat and Daniel!
Things below stairs is in a bit of a state as they are understaffed and it seems that Kat, the cook and Mr. Davis the Butler are trying to make up for the fact they have no housekeeper. This means they have to try and manage the downstairs and Kat is also in need of an assistant cook. Even with all of these she still manages to keep things flowing pretty good. Then Lady Cy ...more
Lady Cynthia asks for Kat's help when her friend's husband accuses his wife of stealing valuable paintings from their ancestral home to pay off gambling debts. That is quite the switch, No? When she bumps into Daniel he is working at an unsavory pawnshop. Once again he cannot tell her what he is doing, but when she shares her kitchen woes, he sends a clever street urchin, named Tess. I liked Tess and hope she continues to be a part of the series.
In this installment local homes are being pilfered ...more
Intrepid Victorian cook Kat Holloway is drawn into a second investigation; this time occurring among the aristocracy "above stairs." The young woman of the house where Kat works, Lady Cynthia, is very concerned about a close friend. Valuable paintings have gone missing in the friend's house, and her husband is blaming her for it. The friend has a gambling problem, and the husband thinks she has sold them to cover the debts. Lady Cynthia wants Kat to help clear her. While visiting the friend's ho ...more
I absolutely adore this series; it's so well written. I love period series on Britbox and Masterpiece theater and this series has the linguistics down to the proper mannerisms that they used back then.
This book introduces a street urchin, Tess to Mrs. Holloway’s kitchen. She was recommended by the elusive Mr. McAdam who knew that Mrs. Holloway needed a kitchen assistant. Tess proves to be a quick study in the kitchen as well as helping Mrs. Holloway and Lady Cynthia in their latest caper. She's ...more
I love this series SO hard. It's all about the characters, and they shine on these pages. I love Kat. Love James. Love Daniel, and am glad we're learning more about him and that Ashley isn't keeping us in the dark forever about that. And Tess? She's spot-on perfect to add to this motley crew.
Like others have said, the mystery this time is a little convoluted, and a little distant from Kat and her kitchen, which is both too bad and perfectly natural. It can't all be that close to home, although I ...more
Eagerly waiting for book number 3. Hope it comes soon.