The Right Sort of Man

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I received an email from Kayla Janas at Minotaur Books inviting me to read this book on NetGalley. Now, I had sworn I would not request or press “read now” for anything else on NetGalley until I caught up with my backlog, but (1) Minotaur Books publishes some of my absolute favorite books, and (2) it was a special invitation, and (3) the description sounded charming and fun, so I caved.

I am so glad I caved. I absolutely loved this book and am beyond grateful to the publisher and NetGalley for providing a free copy in exchange for my honest review. I laughed and cried throughout this historical mystery. It was completely worth dropping all of my other current reads to pick up this one.

Gwen Bainbridge and Iris Sparks run the Right Sort Marriage Bureau, providing matchmaking services for men and women in post-WWII London. When one of their clients ends up murdered, and another client is arrested as the culprit, things look bad for Gwen, Iris, and their fledgling business. Convinced of his innocence and desperate to save their company, Gwen and Iris put their detective skills to the test.

These two are brilliant. They are intelligent, sassy, and determined. It was a joy to read a murder mystery that did not have graphic, violent scenes. The cast of secondary characters is fantastic as well and I really hope this is the start to a long series, because I want so much more of Gwen, Iris, and their adventures. I will absolutely be buying a finished copy and enthusiastically recommending this to all my friends. 4 1/2 stars!

~ by Rachel on April 27, 2019.

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