A couple of days left in the HUGELY AWESOME Readers Appreciation Giveaway put together by 10 of your fave authors! Today we get to hear from the super cool and always delightful Rachel McMillan.
I am an author, but I am first and foremost a reader. I love readers because I am one. I would encourage readers to never feel that they have to be eloquent in their expressions about a book. Nor that they have to hide their true feelings to anything that didn’t jive with them in a book. I love to talk about books and I love to talk about my own books and I hope that readers will always let me know what they think— good or bad—- I really love the reader connection the most. BECAUSE I AM A READER and I know HOW COOL it is to talk to an author whose book I just read.
In 1910 Toronto, while other bachelor girls perfect their domestic skills and find husbands, two friends perfect their sleuthing skills and find a murderer.
Inspired by their fascination with all things Sherlock Holmes, best friends and flatmates Merinda and Jem launch a consulting detective business. The deaths of young Irish women lead Merinda and Jem deeper into the mire of the city’s underbelly, where the high hopes of those dreaming to make a new life in Canada are met with prejudice and squalor.
While searching for answers, donning disguises, and sneaking around where no proper ladies would ever go, they pair with Jasper Forth, a police constable, and Ray DeLuca, a reporter in whom Jem takes a more than professional interest. Merinda could well be Toronto’s premiere consulting detective, and Jem may just find a way to put her bachelor girlhood behind her forever–if they can stay alive long enough to do so.
Rachel McMillan is a keen history enthusiast and a lifelong bibliophile. When not writing or reading, she can most often be found drinking tea and watching British miniseries. Rachel lives in bustling Toronto, where she works in educational publishing and pursues her passion for art, literature, music, and theater. Connect with Rachel on her website, Facebook, or Twitter.