A great new murder mystery series set in post World War II London, England

The Right Sort of Man

By: Allison Montclair 

Rating: 5 of 5

Miss Iris Sparks and Mrs. Gwendolyn Bainbridge are two survivors of World War II England. They come from different backgrounds (though they knew each other slightly before the war.) The are trying to find their way after the war has shattered the futures they envisioned for themselves.

They come together to make new lives for themselves. Iris is looking for a way to forget her past and settle into a safer life. Gwendolyn is a war widow and is struggling to prove that she can support her young son and wrest control of his future from his father’s family.

The come up with The Right Sort of Marriage. It is a modern marriage bureau and promises its prospective clients that they will help them find a mate who is the perfect one for them. They are doing okay but they do have an individual who collects payment when it is not forthcoming. This is one of the funnier parts of an amusing tale.

This is not a rom-com, it is a murder mystery. For that you need a murder and one is forthcoming. Unfortunately, it involves one of their new clients and the finger of guilt is pointed at another client.

In order to save the reputation and, in fact, the very existence of their marriage bureau, Iris and Gwendolyn determine they must solve the mystery of the murder and clear their company of any hint of wrongdoing.

It’s a great start to a new cozy murder mystery series and I will be looking forward to many more books about the exploits of these two intrepid ladies.

I was provided a digital advance reader copy of this book by the publisher via Netgalley.

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