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Download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¼ Jennifer Ashley Priceless artwork has gone missing from the home of a wealthy baronet and his wife Scandal Above ePUB #8608 stands to take the blame When Kat's employer asks for help in clearing her friend's name Kat trades her kitchen for the home. I've given this a C at AAR so 35 starsScandal Above Stairs the second book in Jennifer Ashley’s series of historical mysteries featuring the no nonsense cook Kat Ashley takes place a few months after the events of book one Death Below Stairs and sees our intrepid heroine once again embroiled in the search for a killer aided by her love interest – the enigmatic Daniel McAdam – his son James and her new assistant Tess Parsons It’s a well written ‘cosy’ mystery and the reviews I’ve seen have been overwhelmingly positive – but I have to confess to being a bit bored until about the last uarter of the book when the pacing which is pretty pedestrian throughout finally picks up as we head into the dénouement and resolution of the central plotlineIt’s been a couple of months since Kat helped Daniel to foil a plot to assassinate the ueen and she’s just a little bit miffed that she hasn’t seen or heard from him in all that time She still doesn’t know much about him other than that he’s a chameleon who can blend in with workmen toffs and all the social spectrum in between and that he must be working for the police or some other government agency In Death Below Stairs he promised that one day he’d tell her everything – but that time obviously hasn’t arrived yet But Kat isn’t one to mope over a man – she knows Daniel must be alright because James would have told her if he wasn’t and she goes about her normal business as usual – cooking for the Bywaters now in residence at Lord Rankin’s Mayfair home they are his cousins and Lady Cynthia his sister in law who continues to wear men’s suits smoke cheroots and with her small group of like minded friends to infiltrate such bastions of masculine privilege as gentleman’s clubs and gaming houses whenever they canWell aware of Kat’s sleuthing talents Lady Cynthia asks if Kat will help a friend of hers whose husband has accused her of stealing some valuable paintings in order to pay off her gambling debts On the pretext of visiting the house’s cook – most servants in grand houses knew each other –Kat accompanies Lady Cynthia to the home of Lady Clementine Godfrey to see what she can see – and it doesn’t take her long to work out exactly what’s going on and announce that Sir Evan Godfrey is selling the paintings himself because he’s in need of fundsThe mystery doesn’t end there however Before the visit Kat had found Daniel again this time working as the proprietor of a dingy pawnbrokers in the Strand where he tells her he’s been placed in order to investigate the recent thefts of a number artefacts and antiuities from museums that have never made it into exhibitions and have been put into storage and forgotten Not long after this a dead body is found in Daniel’s shop and it doesn’t take long for Kat to realise that Daniel’s investigation and her previous observations about the Godfreys’ missing paintings are somehow linkedI liked the way Ms Ashley laid out her different plot elements and then gradually drew them together and I was pleased to learn a little about Daniel – although it is a very little and we’re no closer to knowing exactly

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Scandal Above Stairs Summary ☆ 0 â ❴Epub❵ ➟ Scandal Above Stairs Author Jennifer Ashley – Priceless artwork has gone missing from the home of a wealthy baronet and his wife stands to take the blame When Kat's employer asks for help in clearing her friend's name Kat trades her kitchen for t Priceles S of Mayfair's wealthiest families Soon antiues are disappearing not only from the extravagant households of connoisseurs and collectors but from the illustrious British MuseumAs the thefts increase in freuency Kat calls upon her fr. I absolutely adore this series; it's so well written I love period series on Britbox and Masterpiece theater and this series has the linguistics down to the proper mannerisms that they used back then This book introduces a street urchin Tess to Mrs Holloway’s kitchen She was recommended by the elusive Mr McAdam who knew that Mrs Holloway needed a kitchen assistant Tess proves to be a uick study in the kitchen as well as helping Mrs Holloway and Lady Cynthia in their latest caper She's rough around the edges but with Mrs Holloway as a mentor she's coming around If you like Victorian mysteries this one doesn't disappoint I can't wait to read the next installment in this series

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Scandal Above StairsIend Daniel McAdam who has already set himself up in a pawnshop on the Strand as a seedy receiver of stolen goods When a man is murdered in the shop Kat must use all of her wits to see that the thieves are caught and justice is done. Lady Cynthia asks for Kat's help when her friend's husband accuses his wife of stealing valuable paintings from their ancestral home to pay off gambling debts That is uite the switch No When she bumps into Daniel he is working at an unsavory pawnshop Once again he cannot tell her what he is doing but when she shares her kitchen woes he sends a clever street urchin named Tess I liked Tess and hope she continues to be a part of the seriesIn this installment local homes are being pilfered for ancient artifacts and something is going on with the kitchen door Is it Tess the new help or is this somehow linked to Lady Cynthia's friend Kat will face danger before it's all sorted out and what an adventure it wasOnce again Ashley pulled me right into the story I found myself at the kitchen table below stairs sipping tea and taking it all in I love not only the mysteries in Kat Holloway mysteries but the talks of food as Kat prepares meals I will not be applying for Kat's job anytime soon We even get to visit another kitchen in the area and oh my what a night that wasKat Holloway is one of my favorite characters and I love the relationship she has both with Lady Cynthia and the staff Then there is her complicated relationship with Daniel We see some development and it delighted me Secondary characters from suspects gentry and staff added depth to the story and were all colorfulDanger near death suspense and delightful banter made Scandal Above Stairs a splendid read Fans of historical fiction cozy mysteries and strong heroines will enjoy spending time with these characters This review was originally posted at Caffeinated Reviewer