Monday, 19 September 2016

Rae reads... A Proposal to Die For by Vivian Conroy

About the book:

With her father away in India, Lady Alkmene Callender finds being left to her own devices in London intolerably dull, until the glamorous Broadway star Evelyn Steinbeck arrives in town! Gossip abounds about the New York socialite, but when Ms Steinbeck’s wealthy uncle, Silas Norwhich, is found dead Lady Alkmene finds her interest is piqued. Because this death sounds a lot to her like murder…
Desperate to uncover the truth, Lady Alkmene begins to look into Ms Steinbeck’s past – only to be hampered by the arrival of journalist, Jake Dubois – who believes she is merely an amateur lady-detective meddling in matters she knows nothing about!
But Lady Alkmene refuses to be deterred from the case and together they dig deeper, only to discover that some secrets should never come to light…
The twenties have never been so dangerous

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My thoughts:

I was drawn to the cover straight away and after reading the description I was pretty certain I would enjoy this book.

So what did I think...

The first chapter introduces Lady Alkmene beautifully and instantly sets the scene. A death that sounds suspicious so of course she has to investigate. Alkmene is a strong, determined and a very likeable character. Pairing her with Jake Dubois is brilliant, I loved their interactions and how they went about trying to solve the mystery.

The story moved at a good pace and kept my interest throughout. I loved the mystery and how Alkmene and Jake joined forces to uncover the truth.

I enjoyed the fact that the story was set in the 1920's it made this book all the more interesting. The story is easy going and I was totally immersed in the plot whilst reading.


Both the story and characters were well written and whenever I had to put the book down I couldn’t wait to start reading again. I can't wait to read the next book in the Lady Alkmene Callender Mystery series, I am definitely hooked!

A Proposal to Die For has two great characters who made this story even more enjoyable!

Five stars from me!

Thank you to Carina UK & Netgalley for my copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion.

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