Read Murder in Mayfair (Atlas Catesby #1) Online Free - In 1810, Atlas Catesby, a brilliant adventurer and youngest son of a baron, is anxious to resume his world travels after a carriage accident left him injured in London. But his plans are derailed when, passing through a country village, he discovers a helpless woman being auctioned off to the highest bidder--by her husband.
In order to save her from being violated by another potential buyer, Atlas purchases the lady, Lilliana, on the spot to set her free. But Lilliana, desperate to be with her young sons and knowing the laws of England give a father all parental rights, refuses to be rescued--until weeks later when her husband is murdered and Atlas is the only one who can help clear her name of the crime.
Fortunately, Atlas is a master at solving complicated puzzles, both with games and the intricacies of human motivation, and finds himself uniquely suited to the task, despite the personal peril it may put him in. But soon Altas learns the dead man had many secrets--and more than a few enemies willing to kill to keep them quiet--in Murder in Mayfair, the first in a new historical mystery series by D. M. Quincy.
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July 05, 2017
Atlas Catesby, the disposable fourth son of a baron, is a restless world traveler who never stays in one place for long. By chance, he's traveling through the English country village of Slough when he witnesses something foreign even to his worldly ways: a man auctioning off his own wife. Atlas's...
July 08, 2017
Fans of Georgette Heyer's Regency romances or Charles Finch's Charles Lenox mysteries will want to try D.M. Quincy's debut historical mystery, Murder in Mayfair. The wit, clothing and setting brings Regency London to life in a mystery with satisfying twists.
"Had his mount not lost its shoe on the...
July 07, 2017
An above average historical mystery. Entertaining characters, clear writing.
I definitely recommend it and look forward to more.
I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
July 06, 2017
I loved this debut historical mystery. It had the right amount of tension and plot twists that kept me guessing. I love the Regency and Quincy showed an excellent knowledge of the time period. Wonderful characterization, too. I cannot wait to read the second installment. If you're a historical my...
September 17, 2017
I don't usually bother with too much plot summary in my reviews; it seems a bit pointless when it only takes a couple of clicks or a scroll to read a blurb. But this time I'm going to make an exception. Copied from Goodreads:
In 1810, Atlas Catesby, a brilliant adventurer and youngest son of a ba...
July 07, 2017
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Oooh, D.M Quincy, you did a mighty fine job with this debut historical mystery! An excellent read where I just couldn't get enough of the characters, their lives and of course the mystery they...
July 10, 2017
Murder in Mayfair by D. M. Quincy
Atlas Catesby Mystery #1
Did you know that in England in the past a husband and wife would dissolve their marriage through the sale of the wife to another – a sale that took place publically – and perhaps acted in place of a divorce? With women being “owned” by the...
September 22, 2017
3.5 stars for the first in a new series.
I'm not sure I really need yet another Regency mystery series--I'm already following 3 such series.
But this was inoffensive, fairly intelligent, with a likeable main character, a charming lady in distress and stellar supporting characters. The villain (and...
June 27, 2017
Atlas Catesby is the youngest son of a baron and a world traveler who delights in solving puzzles. A carriage accident and a damaged foot have kept him in England longer than he would like. His stay becomes more interesting when he discovers a young woman being sold to the highest bidder by her h...
July 15, 2017
Perhaps my favorite book of 2017. It has everything a reader could want and left me wanting the next book. Ms Quincy set her world up in a smart and simple way using characters and places that keep the reader turning the page for more. I felt she left the clues for me to find right before exposin...