Murder at Archly Manor (High Society Lady Detective Series)

by Sara Rosett

See my REVIEW of Murder At Archly Manor … and also for a chance to win a SPECTACULAR GIFT PACKAGE at the end of the post!

About the Book

Murder at Archly Manor (High Society Lady Detective Series)
Historical Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Self Published (October 15, 2018)
Approximately 250 Pages
BN ID: 2940161789018
The book is not up on Amazon or GoodReads yet.

A high-society murder. A spirited lady detective. Can she out-class the killer before an innocent person takes the fall?

London, 1923. Olive Belgrave needs a job. Despite her aristocratic upbringing, she’s penniless. Determined to support herself, she jumps at an unconventional job—looking into the background of her cousin’s fiancé, Alfred. He burst into the upper crust world of London’s high society, but his answers to questions about his past are decidedly vague.

Before Olive can gather more than the basics, a murder occurs at a posh party. Suddenly, every Bright Young Person in attendance is a suspect, and Olive must race to find the culprit because a sly murderer is determined to make sure Olive’s first case is her last.

Murder at Archly Manor is the first in the High Society Lady Detective series of charming historical cozy mysteries. If you like witty banter, glamorous settings, and delightful plot twists, you’ll love USA Today bestselling author Sara Rosett’s series for Anglophiles and mystery lovers alike. Travel back to the Golden Age of detective fiction with Murder at Archly Manor.

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Sara Rosett writes light-hearted escapes for readers who enjoy puzzling mysteries, interesting settings, and quirky characters.

She is the author of the Murder on Location series, the Ellie Avery series, the On the Run series, and the High Society Lady Detective series. Sara also teaches an online course, How to Outline A Cozy Mystery.

Publishers Weekly called Sara’s books, “satisfying,” “well-executed,” and “sparkling.” Sara loves to get new stamps in her passport and considers dark chocolate a daily requirement. Find out more at


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Murder at Archley Manor is a well written, very delightful cozy mystery with an easy-to-like young female sleuth. The setting is classic 1920’s English countryside, the characters mostly upper class society with their various servants, maids, butlers, and cooks. And… a very interesting, wounded-in-the-war, Scotland Yard detective that I hope makes an appearance in future books.

Olive Belgrave, our young sleuth, is down on her luck (self-banished from her home due to a clash with a step-mother), and struggling to make it on her own in London. A call for help from her cousin Gwen brings her back to the country. It seems that Gwen’s younger sister Violet has gotten herself engaged to a very charming man which her family suspects is not quite up to snuff. They hire Olive, known for her curiosity, to check him out, a task that turns out to be easier said than done.

The possibility of quizzing him and his acquaintances more thoroughly has Olive joining her cousins at a posh weekend costume party. But even there, no one will talk about Violet’s fiancé. What’s up with the guy, anyway? (The answer will wow you!)

Then a murder takes place right before Olive’s eyes!! But alas, it is too far away to see details! And who is suspected for the killer? None other than Olive’s young cousin. The rest of the book follows Olive on a very thorough investigation into the death of the victim and the culpability of each of the party guests who fit the description. Sometimes she bucks the local constabulary (and that handsome Yard fellow), sometimes she is actually of some help.

I have to admit, I was wrong about the one person… and then the other person, I suspected was  the killer. Whoa! This truly is a well-plotted mystery that Sara Rossett wrote! See if YOU can guess before the final pages!

A very enjoyable read that I hated to see end. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. And meanwhile, I will check out the author’s other books.

 Full Disclosure – I received a digital ARC of this book for review from the publisher 

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2 thoughts on “Murder at Archly Manor (High Society Lady Detective Series)

  1. Thanks for featuring and reviewing Murder at Archly Manor on your blog. I enjoy reading about this time period and look forward to reading this new book!

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