Monday, May 13, 2019

Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours: A Murderous Malady

A Murderous Malady by Christine Trent

Publication Date: May 7, 2019
Crooked Lane Books
Hardcover & eBook; 336 Pages
Genre: Historical Mystery
For fans of Charles Todd and Deanna Raybourn comes Christine Trent’s second Florence Nightingale mystery. Cholera has broken out in London, but Florence Nightingale has bigger problems when people begin dying of a far more intentional cause—murder. The London summer of 1854 is drawing to a close when a deadly outbreak of cholera grips the city. Florence Nightingale is back on the scene marshaling her nurses to help treat countless suffering patients at Middlesex Hospital as the disease tears through the Soho slums. But beyond the dangers of the disease, something even more evil is seeping through the ailing streets of London. It begins with an attack on the carriage of Florence’s friend, Elizabeth Herbert, wife to Secretary at War Sidney Herbert. Florence survives, but her coachman does not. Within hours, Sidney’s valet stumbles into the hospital, mutters a few cryptic words about the attack, and promptly dies from cholera. Frantic that an assassin is stalking his wife, Sidney enlists Florence’s help, who accepts but has little to go on save for the valet’s last words and a curious set of dice in his jacket pocket. Soon, the suspects are piling up faster than cholera victims, as there seems to be no end to the number of people who bear a grudge against the Herbert household. Now, Florence is in a race against time—not only to save the victims of a lethal disease, but to foil a murderer with a disturbingly sinister goal—in A Murderous Malady.

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Review: The comparison to Deanna Raybourne was the ticket to getting me to read A Murderous Maladay. This is the second book in the Florence Nightingale series.

I was hooked pretty much from the start. I love that Florence Nightingale is a sleuth in this series. It puts an interesting spin on history.

The plot was intriguing and fast paced. Oh and can I say I loved the cover of the book too.

A very captivating read that will keep you turning the pages until the very end!

Rating: 5 Flowers

About the Author

Christine Trent is the author of the Florence Nightingale Mysteries, the Lady of Ashes historical mystery series, about a Victorian-era undertaker, and three other historical novels. Christine’s novels have been translated into Turkish, Polish, and Czech. She writes from her two-story home library, where she lives with her husband, four precocious cats, a large doll collection, entirely too many fountain pens, and over 4,000 catalogued books. Learn more about Christine at You can also follow her on Facebook and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, May 6 Interview at Let Them Read Books Review & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, May 7 Review at Peppermint Ph.D.

Wednesday, May 8 Review at Proverbial Reads Review at Impressions In Ink Excerpt & Giveaway at Old Timey Books

Thursday, May 9 Guest Post at Short Book and Scribes

Friday, May 10 Review at Broken Teepee Feature at The Book Junkie Reads Review & Excerpt at Clarissa Reads it All

Saturday, May 11 Review at Donna's Book Blog

Sunday, May 12 Review at A Bookish Affair

Monday, May 13 Review at A Chick Who Reads Feature & Giveaway at Queen of Random Interview at Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots

Tuesday, May 14 Excerpt & Giveaway at To Read, Or Not to Read

Wednesday, May 15 Review at Historical Fiction with Spirit Excerpt & Giveaway at Kimber Li's Blog

Thursday, May 16 Feature at CelticLady's Reviews Review at History from a Woman’s Perspective

Friday, May 17 Review at The Lit Bitch

Saturday, May 18 Review at Just One More Chapter

Sunday, May 19 Review, Q&A, and Giveaway at Maiden of the Pages

Monday, May 20 Giveaway at Coffee and Ink Review & Excerpt at Jathan & Heather


Passages to the Past said...

Thank you for hosting the blog tour!

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Debra Coleman Jeter said...

Love your titles and the sound of the series about the Victorian Undertaker.

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