Hallo, Hallo dear hearts!
This particular series has been on my radar for the past few years – it was a series I was grateful to have found as I love finding Cosy Historical Mysteries! I have enjoyed tucking into Historical Mysteries moreso than Contemporaries (with a few exceptions) as I love getting the chance to see the historic past as a portal of a glimpse into what it might have been like to live during the moments bursting to life whilst being explored through the setting of the mysteries. Mysteries are a lot of fun to read as well – seeing if I can keep pace with the sleuths and their methodologies of uncovering the truth whilst seeing which of the characters I feel left the strongest impression on me.
I have the tendency to seek out more stories featuring strong women as lead sleuths than men but there are some series out there where a male is in the lead role and I love it as dearly as the women I’ve found over the years who are giving me a charming dose of mystery with a setting and/or a plot that gives me a heap of joy to be reading!
What I find endearing about the Lady Evelyn series is how she has a fiancé and how he worries after her as she seems to have the luck of placing herself in pickles of danger! I know I haven’t yet had the joy of reading one of these lovelies – but from the prior blog tour and this one, I’ve been gaining more information about the series and am finding it a sweet fit as a #mustread! I love when Mysteries can afford themselves a secondary thread of connection – such as through a romance and/or a relationship which continues to build through the different installments.
The full rounding of a character’s life and their motivations is what inspires me the most to be reading these kinds of stories. I like seeking out Mysteries which are charming to read and give me a healthy dose of mystery which isn’t easily resolved and/or solved. I truly look forward to gathering these stories in print (although the inventory seems to be quite low right now) and starting to read them from start to finish. For this conversation I wanted to dig into the heart of the story whilst pulling forward the author’s writerly process and for her to talk about the different components of both this latest release and the series overall.
Be sure to brew yourself a cuppa
and let’s discover more about this series together!
The Quality of Mercy
Subtitle: A Lady Evelyn Mystery
by Malia Zaidi
After years spent away, Lady Evelyn is at long last back in her home city of London and she has returned with a rather controversial plan. The Carlisle Detective Agency is born, and it does not take long for the bodies… ahem, cases, to start piling up. With her friend and assistant Hugh, Evelyn embarks on the quest to solve the crimes. Yet the London she encounters is not the London of her coddled youth, and she is forced to learn that there is more to discover than the identity of a murderer. It isn’t only her city which reveals it is not what she always believed it to be, but the people she encounters as well. Secrets are revealed that have her thinking twice about everything she thought she knew about the society in which she grew up.
Evelyn’s love for her hard-won independence confronts her with yet another mystery, whether she is ready or willing to give up any of it for marriage. And then there is the arrival of rather a familiar face in London, one Daniel is none to pleased to see. Evelyn must find not one but two murderers, as well as make a decision that could determine her future. From the mansions of Mayfair to the dark alleys of Whitechapel, can Evelyn catch the killers before another life is taken?
Places to find the book:
Also by this author: The Golden Hour (Spotlight)
Also in this series: The Golden Hour (Spotlight)
Published by Book Baby
on 25th August, 2020
A Poisonous Journey (book one)
A Darker Shore (book two)
The Study of Silence (book three)
The Golden Hour (book four) | see also Spotlight w/ Notes
The Quality of Mercy (book five)
Published by: Book Baby
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Available Formats: Trade paperback and Ebook