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  • Published: 29 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781643858029
  • Imprint: Crooked Lane Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $47.99

The Mystery of Albert E. Finch

A Victorian Bookclub Mystery



In USA Today bestselling author Callie Hutton's third Victorian Book Club mystery, will wedding bells or death knells ring for Lady Amy and Lord William?

Bath, England, 1892. Celebrated mystery author Lady Amy Lovell is set to tie the knot with Lord William Wethington, a fellow member of the Mystery Book Club of Bath. Amy's great-aunt, Lady Priscilla Granville, has offered to host their wedding at her stately Derby Manor House. But on the eve of the ceremony, the festive air in the drawing room is marred by Mrs. Alice Finch's argument with her husband, Albert, in another room. The next morning at the wedding breakfast, Alice falls face-first into her breakfast—dead.

When Amy and William's favorite detectives are summoned to the house, they see two champagne glasses in front of Mrs. Finch and none in front of her husband. Did Albert give his wife a poisoned drink? Always looking for the easiest solution, the detectives charge Albert with the murder.

But Lady Amy is not convinced that Albert is guilty. There are too many things that don't add up. In the hopes of being able to leave Bath and begin their honeymoon, Amy and William once again take things into their own hands. Suspects begin to pop up, but nothing takes them more by surprise than the discovery of a second body.

Stuck in Bath until the whole poisonous predicament is solved, Amy and William are anxious to collar the perfidious poisoner and be on their way to their honeymoon. If they can't catch the killer, not only is their newlywed bliss under threat, but they may not live to see happily-ever-after at all.

  • Published: 29 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781643858029
  • Imprint: Crooked Lane Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $47.99

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Praise for The Mystery of Albert E. Finch

Praise for The Sign of Death: “A delightful combination of mystery and romance with some unexpected twists.” —Kirkus Reviews "A fun, character-driven mystery." —Library Journal Praise for A Study in Murder: “A cozy delight, with a charming heroine.” —New York Journal of Books “A breath of fresh air with a heroine that is smart, clever, and brazen.” —Manhattan Book Review “We’ll be looking forward to the next in the series for sure!” —Eyes on World Culture "This book is a delight! Lady Amy Lovell is a Victorian author and sleuth, fearless and fearsome, thrusting herself into danger with courage and aplomb. All the elements of the English Country House mystery are present--Victorian England, toffs and swells, servants, tea, and malevolent murder. A Study in Murder has clear echoes of Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, and of course, Sherlock Holmes. You will love this book." —William Bernhardt, author of The Last Chance Lawyer “A Victorian lady who not only secretly writes murder mysteries but also investigates real murders – how fun! With A Study in Murder, Callie Hutton has begun a one-of-a-kind new series that's packed with surprises and will leave readers eager for more.” —Mary Ellen Hughes, bestselling author of A Curio Killing   "[A] lively and entertaining mystery...I predict a long run for this smart series." —Victoria Abbott, award-winning author of The Book Collector Mysteries    "With a breezy style and alluring, low-keyed humor, Hutton crafts a charming mystery with a delightful, irrepressible sleuth." —Madeline Hunter, New York Times bestselling author

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