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On the eve of the Victorian era, London has a new sleuth....

In the winter of 1835, young Charles Dickens is a journalist on the rise at the Evening Chronicle. Invited to dinner at the estate of the newspaper's co-editor, Charles is smitten with his boss' daughter, vivacious 19-year-old Kate Hogarth. They are having the best of times when a scream shatters the pleasant evening.

Charles, Kate, and her father rush to the neighbors' home, where Miss Christiana Lugoson lies unconscious on the floor. By morning, the poor young woman will be dead. When Charles hears from a colleague of a very similar mysterious death a year ago to the date, also a young woman, he begins to suspect poisoning and feels compelled to investigate. The lovely Kate offers to help - using her social position to gain access to the members of the upper crust, now suspects in a murder.

If Charles can find justice for the victims, it will be a far, far better thing than he has ever done. But with a twist or two in this most peculiar case, he and Kate may be in for the worst of times....

©2018 Heather Redmond (P)2018 Tantor

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Wow! Pulls you back in time. Amazing!

I'm on my 2nd read of the book. The story telling is spot on . The author does a full immersion back in time With descriptions that allowed the reader to feel see smell and taste the story. Loved it! I can't wait to see Dickens again With His natural curiosity and Journalistic integrity.

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Kept me guessing until the very end

When I first came across this book on NetGalley, I decided then and there that A Tale of Two Murders was a book that I needed to read.

I am a huge fan of Victorian Era mystery novels such as The Murdoch Mystery Series and the Dody McCleland series, so I figured that I would love this brand new book featuring Charles Dickens as the main protagonist. I was not wrong,

I enjoyed every minute of this book. So much so that I purchased the audiobook to accompany the text.

I loved that the mystery was reasonably complex, and the author had you attempting to guess the outcome until the very end. I may have had a few late nights in my desperation to find out whodunit.

Additionally, in regards to the audio narration, I felt that Tim Campbell did an outstanding job on this book. I wouldn't hesitate to listen to more narrated works from him.

Overall, I truly adored this mystery and hope that Kate Redmond continues on as a series.

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Enjoyable From Start To Finish..!!

I began looking for a British based Cozy mystery set in winter.. This one was superior in my estimation.
It had all of the right ingredients.