The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan | Blog Tour, Giveaway, and Facebook Party

Meet best friends and flatmates Merinda and Jem, who launch their own Sherlock Holmes-esque consulting detective business in 1910 Toronto in Rachel McMillan’s The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder. The deaths of young Irish women lead Merinda and Jem deeper into the mire of the city’s underbelly. 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 is celebrating the release of The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder with a Murder Mystery Prize Pack giveaway (details below) and an author chat party on April 28!

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{More about The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder}

The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder (Harvest House, April 2016)

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.

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Rachel McMillan

{More About Rachel McMillan}

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.

Find out more about Rachel at http://www.a-fair-substitute-for-heaven.blogspot.com.
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Reviews

  • {BOOK REVIEW} ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ BY RACHEL MCMILLAN

    If you are looking for a quick read with bits of mystery, humor, history and romance, this is a wonderful choice for you! I cannot forget to mention the footnotes, which were quite hilarious at times, and the beautiful design of this book altogether. An overall great mystery read that I would highly recommend!

    Written by Momma of 2 Review on May 6, 2016

  • ‘BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’

    I loved the writing style of this book. The characters were fun and quirky, and there were these witty footnotes throughout the whole book that made it even more unique. I really enjoyed this story – it wasn’t bloody or gory, but still suspenseful and interesting. I can’t wait to read more adventures of these ladies!

    Written by The Talbert Report on May 6, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2PTME4627MEQG/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • A FUN WHO-DONE-IT

    If you’re a fan of Sherlock Holmes style, of mystery with a bit of quirky fun, you’ll really enjoy this book, which is the first in a new series by Rachel McMillan. In my opinion, it wasn’t quite a sit-at-the-edge-of-your-seat mystery, but it was more of a “I have to figure out who did it”. I guess the sign of any good book is when it ends, you wish there was still more, so I am looking forward to reading more in the series when they come out. Lots of sleuthing, getting themselves into and out of trouble, poo-pooing the societal expectations, and in the process the potential of true love.

    Written by Leafy Not Beefy on May 6, 2016

  • REVIEW OF ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’

    I love when reading a book that I can get lost in the story that I can imagine being there. Well Rachel McMillian’s debut book does just this. The book was an absolute page turner. I did find the novel interesting.

    Written by welcome to our crazy world on May 4, 2016

  • MIXED FEELINGS

    I really struggled with this book. I found the characters likable but something about the story just didn’t pull me in. I never got invested in the story and found it difficult to get sucked in like I normally do. I really don’t know why since it’s got such great reviews elsewhere. I will try more from this author but this story just didn’t cut it for me.

    Written by chickensbunniesandhomeschool.blogspot.com on May 4, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3LY6J0BZYW9EZ/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ BY RACHEL MCMILLAN (REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY!)

    What a delightful book this was! Author Rachel McMillan succeeded in creating the female versions of Sherlock and Watson in Merinda and Jem, best friends who shun convention and take up sleuthing instead.

    Although this book was a light and fun read, it was witty, comical, and romantic, too. I loved the Canadian historical setting and appreciated the author shedding light on some of the prejudices against single women and immigrants in Toronto at the turn of the 20th century.

    Written by Library of Clean Reads on May 1, 2016
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/customer-reviews/R2Q69HR2ZDE4LH/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B016NFXS2M

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ BY RACHEL MCMILLAN #BOOKREVIEW

    If dressing like men is what is necessary in order to investigate mysteries then that is what will be done by these two wanna be detectives. Humor, suspense, and romance all together in this engaging story about female versions of Holmes and Watson. This is, without doubt, one of the most enjoyable books that I have read for quite some time.

    Written by Frugal Shopping and More on April 30, 2016
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1J3I5OEAABERP/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B016NFXS2M

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ BY RACHEL MCMILLAN

    The Bachelor Girl‘s Guide to Murder book by Rachel McMillan has a little bit of everything in it such as, mystery, romance, friendship, humor, and history. Mystery novels are one of my favorite to read and I just love Rachel’s writing style as it is different from other mystery books I have read. The fact that she can cover that much in a book and still be fantastic is genius. After reading this book I am sure you will be a fan. She also has several others books written that are just as good so be sure to check them out.

    Written by Everyday Shortcuts on April 29, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2ABUL6Z8V2KF2/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ BY RACHEL MCMILLAN

    I’m pretty sure there’s no way to not enjoy Rachel McMillan’s The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder. With two friends-turned-detectives as adventurous and spirited as Merinda Herringford and Jemima Watts, it’s a delight to read. I highly recommend it.

    Written by Book by Book on April 28, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2LOJXH8YUMW6Z/

  • A FUN MURDER MYSTERY

    Filled with witty dialogue and characters you just won’t be able to get enough of, The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder is a clever mystery that you will definitely want to get your hands on!

    Written by Christian Fiction Addiction on April 28, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2HVL69626ULQ0/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • WHAT A FUN READ! ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ {BOOK REVIEW}

    Even for a lifelong reader, there’s still something special about a “lighthearted” mystery novel….and I didn’t realize that until I read The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder two days during my kids’ spring break. It took me back to that simpler time in my life (yes, all the way back to grade school) when I’d stay up past my bedtime and not put the book down until I reached the last page. I thoroughly enjoyed the friendship between Merinda & Jem, their strengths as well as their mishaps, their subtle push for women’s equality, their interaction with both male protagonists as well as male antagonists, and the ‘gumption’ they show when trying to solve two murders.

    Written by Rockin’ My Mom Jeans on April 28, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1KF5IK2FUO8HS/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ REVIEW

    Adventurous, creative and mysterious. This book is filled with surprises! Fans of Nancy Drew and Sherlock Holmes will definitely want to read this book.The characters are a bit quirky and zany, but likeable. Well, most of them. Merinda tended to get on my nerves. I know that she’s supposed to be independent and all about women’s rights, but she was also selfish and self-centered.

    Written by Dixie n Dottie on April 28, 2016

  • FAVE CRIME-FIGHTING GAL PALS SINCE NANCY DREW & HER CHUMS!

    Jem and Merinda make me smile.

    Mystery, romance, friendship, humor, and history – all wrapped up in a meticulous attention to detail both on the page and surrounding it. Merinda and Jem are quite possibly my favorite crime fighting gal pals since Nancy Drew and her chums, and Jasper and Ray make much better love interests than Ned Nickerson ever did. Even if Ray does write bad poetry (something I learned from one of those footnotes I mentioned), he still merits several dreamy sighs throughout. And he speaks Italian… so… there’s that.

    Written by Reading Is My SuperPower on April 28, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3GQAXNRR07324/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • IF YOU’RE A FAN OF SHERLOCK-TYPE STORIES, YOU’LL PROBABLY LIKE IT EVEN MORE THAN I DID.

    I had mixed feelings about this book going in, because while I had read rave reviews from people who loved it, I recently read the prequel (A Singular and Whimsical Problem) and didn’t really care for it. I’m happy to say, though, that this one was better than I expected and I ended up liking it.

    I liked Jem – she was probably my favorite character. I also liked the mystery.

    Written by Christian Bookshelf Reviews on April 28, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/gp/review/R17241Y90S1SHP?ref_=glimp_1rv_cl

  • AN ENJOYABLE DETECTIVE STORY

    This compact novel is an enjoyable weekend read. It took me a while to get into because of the authenticity of the language. But once I did, I found that the prose actually has the flavor of a Sherlock Holmes story. The writing is intelligent and articulate, vivid and humorous.

    Written by WORD Up! on April 28, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2TVFT0SW71K7W/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’

    I was utterly delighted to read this book as I always love a good mystery and Sherlock Holmes type theme made it all the more intriguing and it certainly did not disappoint! Some aspects of the books were not as well executed as I would have liked but I truly feel that this author has so much promise and I eagerly look forward to the next book in the series.

    Written by Perfect Beginnings on April 28, 2016

  • BOOK REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY – ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ BY RACHEL MCMILLAN

    The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder is such a fun, unique historical mystery. The tone is light, and the story is a romp with both a mystery and a bit of romance (I loved reporter Ray DeLuca!).

    Written by View from the Birdhouse on April 28, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R38IMSODE24AWC/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ BY RACHEL MCMILLAN

    I found this an enjoyable read, and I enjoy the graphic art at the start of each chapter. If you enjoy history, and mysteries, you will enjoy The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder.

    Written by Life at Rossmont on April 28, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1TTYE798Q9XQN/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • RACHEL MCMILLAN’S MURDER MYSTERY PRIZE PACK AND FACEBOOK PARTY

    I do love historical books, especially those with strong female leads trying to conquer the world. However, this book was a little confusing to me at times, and I just couldn’t connect well because of it. I generally love mysteries and historical fiction, so I was sad to see that I didn’t enjoy it much past the banter between Merinda and Jem. They were charming at least!

    Written by findingmyyellow.com on April 27, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2KQU5NZVPFJBO/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • {{BOOK REVIEW}} ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’

    Rachel McMillan is a new author to me, I found the book The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder quirky and sort of eccentric. The characters, Jem and Merinda are very interesting.

    Written by Our Perfectly Imperfect Life! on April 27, 2016

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’

    Merinda’s zest for life and her one track mind to find the murder was captivating. She didn’t let anything or anyone stop her from achieving her goal. I like how Jem tried to keep Merinda out of trouble with the Morality Squad and just in general. They both had a heart for women and tried to give them a voice, even if it was just find something that was lost.

    Written by Our Little Corner of the World on April 27, 2016
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Bachelor-Girls-Murder-Herringford-Mysteries/product-reviews/0736966404/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_btm?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=recent

  • RACHEL MCMILLAN’S MURDER MYSTERY PRIZE PACK AND FACEBOOK PARTY

    I tried two different times to read this book but just couldn’t get into the story line and characters so I never finished. It has great reviews online though, even though I didn’t care for it. The story is set in the early 1900s in Toronto.

    Written by EmpowerMoms on April 27, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R15JBY9Q30L705/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘A BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ BY RACHEL MCMILLAN

    Interesting characters, the perfect setting, a mysterious storyline and a fascinating time period all come together to create a charming story full of wit that was just plain fun to read! The references to Sherlock and Watson will bring a smile to the face of any Sherlock fan.

    Written by Adventures in Unsell Land on April 27, 2016

  • REVIEW: ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’

    From its ingenious cover to the charm, wit, and wonderful historical detail that fill its pages, this is a fascinating and highly entertaining read. This story is different – quite different from anything I’ve ever come across, in fact – and different is very good. The historical detail is fantastic, for not only is Rachel extremely knowledgeable, but the narrative exudes her love and passion for Toronto during this era. Rachel has an ability to not only pull you into the scenes, but make you feel them as well. There are some delightfully romantic scenes between Ray & Jem; most touching is their openness & honesty with each other. Spiritual elements run beneath the surface, yet are cleverly woven throughout. Loved this story!

    Written by The Power of Words on April 26, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R8HMNUI7GB973/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • DELIGHTFUL TURN OF THE CENTURY MYSTERY

    The characters are fun and quirky with Merinda diving into all kinds of chaos and more than a little uncomfortable in her own skin, and Jem following along because she just can’t say no to Merinda. Together with the help of a demoted police investigator and a reporter, they set out to solve the murders of two young women. The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder has political intrigue, romantic entanglements, and a mystery that is well-layered. I found it a fun read and am already looking forward to the next novella and the novel, both of which will release in the next few months.

    Written by Cara Putman on April 26, 2016
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Bachelor-Girls-Murder-Herringford-Mysteries/dp/0736966404?ie=UTF8&keywords=bachelor%20girls%20guide%20to%20murder&qid=1461700994&ref_=sr_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’

    I absolutely LOVE this book! I LOVE these characters and I am soooo ready for more! There is nothing like a great mystery….well, ok I guess the only thing greater would be a great mystery series! Rachel McMillian delivers all the goodies in her newest release!

    Written by JoJo’s Corner on April 26, 2016

  • LIGHTHEARTED AND FUN

    This may be picky and small, but I had a hard time getting past all the pretentious names. I can tolerate a character here and there having a name that sounds a little stuffy or so uncommon as to make you wonder where in the world it came from. This book seems to have all names like that. Once I got past that, I did begin to enjoy the story. It’s lighthearted and fun but at the same time tackles some issues and has intrigue and danger!

    Written by A Dusty Frame on April 25, 2016

  • RACHEL MCMILLAN’S MURDER MYSTERY PRIZE PACK AND FACEBOOK PARTY

    Rachel is a new author to me, the book had a feel of Ms. Marple by Agatha Christie, quirky and somewhat eccentric. The characters, Jem and Merinda are quite interesting. It wasn’t a bad book, sadly it wasn’t a page turner for me. If you enjoy Sherlock Holmes type mysteries this one is definitely for you!

    Written by Radiant Light on April 25, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1T7G5PJ6M3S9O/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • WONDERFUL MYSTERY!!

    This is one of the best, funniest, brilliant mystery books I’ve read in a long, long time. It was so fun with the Sherlock and Watson references as I am a huge Sherlock fan. I loved the setting and the peek back into history, too, and the book was written in a way that you felt you were there. This is just a really good story and is great for a nice cozy read. I really loved this story and highly recommend it!

    Written by Julie – More Of Him on April 25, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R15TMNXD4MVM0F/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’

    What an exciting and suspenseful story. I had a great time reading this fairly quick and delightful novel! I would recommend this book to readers that enjoy historical, mystery tales.

    Written by Singing Librarian Books on April 25, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R144YT69I3SAJL/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ BOOK REVIEW

    Filled with mystery, The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder is my new favorite. Set in Toronto, this is the story of two friends Merinda and Jem who make it their mission to help solve the murders of two Irish woman. Even though it is highly unacceptable for women to be detectives in their society these ladies have the skills to be top detectives in their field. Their journey is not a dull one and the author’s clever writing will keep the reader turning the page for more.

    Written by Rejoice Evermore on April 25, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3FBLGJVLG0W9U/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • FUN BEGINNING TO HISTORICAL MYSTERY SERIES

    What a fun read! And in my favorite genre: historical mystery! I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Merinda and Jem and their new entrepreneurial adventure in a city I know little about—Toronto. Along with the mystery, I laughed out loud (and shed some tears) over the struggles, frustrations, and blessings of Merinda and Jem and the men who love them, Jasper and Ray. I’m looking forward to reading more from this author and in this series.

    Written by The Writer’s Tool on April 25, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1TKJ2XBYF3QE9/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’

    I’m not usually a fan of the color green but I have to admit that this cover is absolutely adorable. After reading this book I think I’ll pick up a Sherlock Holmes book. Nope I’ve never read one although I’ve heard of him. This is a fun book that takes place in 1910.

    Written by Fic Gal on April 25, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/REVKRR1G3IDVS/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ BY RACHEL MCMILLAN | RE:VIEW

    Fun, fanciful, mysterious – the perfect read for fans of Sherlock Holmes.

    I enjoyed this jaunt through the streets of Toronto on the heels of mystery and discovery inspired by Sherlock Holmes. I’ve long been a fan of Holmes and enjoyed this nod to his mysteries and detective acumen.

    I would recommend this to fans of Sherlock Holmes, historical fiction, and lovers of fun and lighthearted mysteries.

    Written by Thinking Thoughts on April 25, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3DWHV52FITSRP/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • WITTY AND FUN

    Seriously, who would NOT laugh at the title of this book? It just entices you to the humorous account of two bachelor girls as they get into the detective world. This story had me laughing aloud–and that doesn’t usually happen when I read.

    However, it is yet another book that seems to have only “partial Christianity” in it and then both Jem and Merinda are independent, feministic women – which knocks off a star for me.

    Written by With a Joyful Noise on April 25, 2016
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Bachelor-Girls-Murder-Herringford-Mysteries/dp/0736966404?ie=UTF8&ref_=cm_cr-mr-title

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ BY RACHEL MCMILLAN

    THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER was an absolutely fantastic read! The characters, setting, suspense, and romance were all spot on, blending into a highly enjoyable read. Recommended to readers who like Sherlock Holmes, women who go against societal norms to be detectives and even dress as men to do so part of the time, a fabulous but honest Edwardian historical setting, adventure, suspense, witty banter, some seriously fabulous chemistry, and superb writing.

    Written by Wishful Endings on April 25, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R376Z02LPE1HWP/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0736966404

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ BY RACHEL MCMILLAN

    The characters are all charming in their own unique ways as well as extremely likable. Readers who enjoyed Nancy Drew or Trixie Belden as young girls are certain to enjoy these women detectives who seem to always jump headlong into trouble. Their interesting disguises and witty conversations are sure to entertain the readers to the point of laughing out loud.

    Written by Accelerate the Jesus Movement on April 24, 2016

  • A GOOD PLOT, NEED SOME CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

    I really, really wanted to like this book and I did – the mystery of the three murders of Irish women had me flipping the pages faster than I should have. I did enjoy learning that the Morality Squad was made up by the author for the book, however she does say at the end that in Toronto women were tried in courts for things such as idleness,dissolution and incorrigibility. What did drive me slightly crazy while reading this was Merinda’s constant refusal to hear anything about God and her staunch women’s lib mindset. I have to reiterate that I did like the book, it was an enjoyable read even with some of the issues I found in it – I hate to throw the baby out with the bathwater.

    Written by Growing for Christ on April 24, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R11UPFJ62QBFC4/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ BY RACHEL MCMILLAN—DELIGHTFULLY CLEVER!

    It was a true pleasure to read this book! If you enjoy a good mystery, delightful characters, a bit of humor and intrigue this book is for you!

    Written by Morning Glories and Moonflowers on April 23, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1MP90ZUFUGSIF/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • THE WOMEN COUNTERPARTS OF HOLMES AND WATSON

    The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder is a revelation of McMillan’s talent in storytelling, of translating historical events in a medium that is more understandable and relatable, and in bringing to life women characters who, in the midst of discrimination, managed to come out triumphant.

    If you grew up with Nancy Drew, then you will love The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder. Think of it as your adult Nancy Drew times two. Still, I highly recommend this book to those who don’t know Nancy Drew. Detective stories are perfect tools to exercise your brain muscles.

    Written by Reading Ruffolos on April 23, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1YEFKWDMCBJ8V/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’

    The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan has all the makings of a perfect mystery novel: set in historical Toronto, Victorian era surroundings, and daring female lead characters. Unfortunately it fell flat for me and I was unable to get past the first fifty pages. The dialogue didn’t read well and the book was littered with these odd footnotes that disrupted the flow of the book. I lost interest after not connecting to the characters, put the book down, and now just hours later couldn’t even tell you what the main characters names were. The footnotes were a major distraction and didn’t add anything to the story.

    Written by Clicking Her Heels on April 23, 2016
    Read my full review: https://smile.amazon.com/review/R1B0YVDOU5UWP4/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • NEW SPIN ON CLASSIC SHERLOCK!

    I thought it was a nice spin on the traditional stories of Sherlock Holmes. Fans of mystery and suspense will probably enjoy this book very much. I didn’t figure the mystery out until almost the end of the book, so the author definitely keeps you guessing.

    Written by Loving Mommahood on April 22, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R38GP4ZEIC7HUV/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0736966404

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ BY RACHEL MCMILLEN

    Rachel McMillan has captured 1910 Toronto in her new mystery THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER. I loved that although it appears that Mirenda is the “brains” of the duo, much of the story centers on Jem. Footnotes are almost never used in fiction, but McMillan has added them for points of clarification a that would not be possible with her narration style. Although footnotes can be annoying and slow down the reader, these tiny messages add a layer of wit and insight.

    Written by Thoughts from Mill Street on April 22, 2016
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Bachelor-Girls-Murder-Herringford-Mysteries/dp/0736966404/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1461348272&sr=1-1&keywords=bachelor+girl%27s+guide

  • JUST OK FOR ME

    Although I really like the history of this book, strong female characters who want to make a difference in the world and the historical time setting of the book, this book was a little confusing to me at times and just didn’t flow well. The characters weren’t developed well and I just couldn’t get into the book as much as I really wanted to.

    However, if you really like murder mystery books with a historical setting mixed in, this may be the book for you!

    Written by The Review Stew on April 22, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R5LAF3PR7WJAA/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • INTERESTING

    This book reminded me of a mixture of the writings of Jane Austen’s novels and Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder (Herringford and Watts Mysteries Book 1) is a form of cozy mystery even though they are working in competition with the police instead of alongside them. It was interesting, and I did finish it. I’m not sure if I liked it or not. LOL I think my uncertainty comes from not having anything in common with the heroines of the book. However, I would pick up the next one in the series to see how the story continues.

    Written by Jendi’s Journal on April 21, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R39AM1U7R53D92/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0736966404

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ BY RACHEL MCMILLAN REVIEW+ A MURDER MYSTERY PRIZE PACK & FACEBOOK PARTY

    The cover art and page art a super intriguing. You can tell that McMillian put a lot of thought into the main players of this book Merinda and Jem – two women way ahead of their time. These girls are not at all squeamish and are very interested in solving murders. This is a light and fun read perfect for spring time.

    Written by A Rup Life on April 20, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2Z7DN7VAIGN1M/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ (HERRINGFORD & WATTS MYSTERIES)

    I loved Ray’s character. The information included on immigrants was also interesting. I hope to see more of Jasper in the next story as well. I also liked the funny footnotes at the bottom of some of the pages as well as the snippets included at the beginning of each chapter from the detective handbook. I liked the shorter chapters and the author’s note. I look forward to the next mystery for Herringford & Watts.

    Written by Seeking with All Yur Heart on April 20, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R4BCO1ZE8077R/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’: MURDERY MYSTERY PRIZE PACK

    It’s incredibly clean, which is a breath of fresh air when it comes to murder mysteries, and although it wasn’t my favorite read-it was still light and fun. The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder has also integrated faith into the story, which also bumped up the star rating from me. It’s not preachy by any means, but doesn’t shy away from it either. I think McMillan has a winning series on her hands.

    Written by Mama Bear Reads on April 19, 2016

  • A DELIGHTFUL AND WHIMSICAL MYSTERY!

    The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder is such a delightful read about two detectives whom I think were definitely born in the wrong era. The quirky, humorous interactions between the characters are priceless, and although mystery wasn’t the main aspect of the story (which wasn’t unpredictable at all), the splendid writing, the charming characters, the hilarious adventures… All are guaranteed to keep readers on their backs laughing. I absolutely head over heels in love with this book.

    Written by Book Is Glee on April 19, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R14W5U0M9UBVNR/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • MY BOOKSHELF: ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ BY RACHEL MCMILLAN

    I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect going in, but I will say I never expected there to be so many funny parts! Rachel is definitely very clever, and I really enjoyed all of the funny little notes she added to the bottom of many of the pages. However, I will be honest and say that the story was just a little slow for me, and some of the interactions seemed a little forced. It was a perfectly adorable little story, and it was the perfect debut for Rachel!

    Written by Spreading His Grace on April 19, 2016

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’

    A cute, enjoyable romp that will take readers through the underbelly of Toronto at the turn of the century. Filled with witty dialogue, improbable scenarios, budding romances, and unforgettable characters this inspirational cozy mystery will find many fans.

    Written by Tragically Dull Adventures of an Almost Librarian on April 19, 2016

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRLS GUIDE TO MURDER’

    McMillan has an amazing way with words that makes her books captivating and fun. Her cast of characters is diverse, with the two leads being reminiscent of Sherlock and Watson, they are polar opposites who compliment each other and go on quite the adventures through the streets of Toronto.

    Written by Elle in Organic Shoes on April 18, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2DD7H46OW5WDS/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’

    They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but in this case, the story inside is every bit as charming and whimsical as the exterior. Rachel McMillan whisks the reader to 1910 Toronto in her debut novel as two plucky, not-quite-spinster-age young women set out to solve the crimes and injustices in their city. Plenty of adventures-and not a few mishaps-await as they endeavor to avoid those who would stand in their way, be it the less-honorable members of society or the unremitting threat of the Morality Squad (my favorite!)[…] Mystery and romance combine in this engaging tale…..

    Written by Mocha with Linda on April 18, 2016
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R3NTHOLGMK7741/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0736966404

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ BOOK REVIEW BY RACHEL MCMILLAN

    Great first book! I cannot wait to read the rest of the series! This is super fun for a historical mystery. Give it a try!

    Written by Running Through The Storms on April 18, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/create-review?ie=UTF8&asin=0736966404&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=283155&ref_=cm_cr_dp_wrt_summary&store=books#

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’

    This book is the best. The characters, themes, plot, setting, all are so unique to the genre (Christian fiction) and so absolutely refreshing. In a world of Pride and Prejudice inspired tales, which are great by the way, it was so fun to read a story influenced by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective serials. Even if you aren’t into the Christian genre, but happen to be of a “Sherlocked” state of mind and enjoy a little intrigue and a dash of romance every now and then, I think you just might get a kick out of this little paperback from Rachel McMillan.

    Written by Black ‘n Gold Girl’s Book Spot on April 18, 2016
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  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ BY RACHEL MCMILLAN

    When I first received this book in the mail, it was about half as thick as I was expecting it to be. However, McMillan managed to squeeze a lot into those 200 some pages, leaving me with a picture of a city and its inhabitants that was rather complete. Merinda and Jem kept the pace of the story going with their “improper” behavior and Ray’s perspective allowed me to see a side of the city that Jem and Merinda were largely removed from.

    Written by Backing Books on April 18, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/gp/review/RC4IKK06DNLK8?ref_=glimp_1rv_cl

  • {BOOK RECOMMENDATION + GIVEAWAY} ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ BY RACHEL MCMILLAN

    If you love Sherlock Holmes — or just adventure and clever writing in a historical setting — you’ll love The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder, debut novel from Rachel McMillan and the first in her Herringford and Watts Mysteries. The story takes place in 1910, where our heroines Jem and Merinda are sleuthing in the streets of Toronto instead of behaving and preparing for marriage like most girls their age. Readers will love being a third-wheel to their adventures — and want Merinda to be a “bad influence” on them, too — as they become embroiled in solving murders with these strong female characters. McMillan lends a strong voice laced with humor and intrigue. I love this unique, incredibly intelligent addition to the inspirational fiction market.

    Written by The Writer’s Alley on April 18, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RN8C6LQ4QA5LB/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’

    I wanted to like this book. It has great reviews, and there has been quite a bit of hype around it in my reading circles. However, it just didn’t do it for me.

    I found I could not relate to these characters very well. One of them seemed over-the-top naïve while the other had a horrible attitude and even worse manners. They seemed to squabble more than they got along, and their personalities started to get on my nerves rather quickly.

    Written by Ting’s Mom Books on April 18, 2016

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ REVIEW!

    These girls are breaking boundaries and busting bad guys! A totally treat from start to finish! I really enjoyed this fun, adventures and courageous story of two bachelor girls trying to start a consulting detective business in a time where women couldn’t even vote yet!

    Written by Coffee&Chapters on April 17, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.ca/review/R3SDEBX2YY0X7S/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B016NFXS2M&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=2972705011&store=digital-text

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ BY RACHEL MCMILLAN

    The Bachelor’s Girl’s Guide to Murder is quirky. It’s not like any other love story I’ve ever read. If you find yourself in the mood for a realistic historical mystery romance, give this book a try.

    Written by A Nest in the Rocks on April 17, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R16IMFX7LH0FG0/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • FUN MYSTERY!

    I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder, but I thought it looked like fun … and it certainly was! The novel feels old-timey—in a good way! Merinda and Jem do bear a resemblance to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, and I loved seeing all the parallels. Also, the book just reads like an older mystery—like something Agatha Christie or Dorothy L. Sayers would have written.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this first encounter with Herringford and Watts, and I look forward to their future adventures!

    Written by Christian Chick’s Thoughts on April 17, 2016

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’

    This is quite a mystery that you will try to solve along with our two heroines. Don’t start this book late at night as it will cost you sleep as you will not want to put it down. I am already looking forward to the next book in this series.

    Written by Vic’s Media Room on April 17, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2WB1C649FG6O8/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • A FUN MYSTERY

    This was a new author to me. I enjoyed the mixture of history and mystery in this book. Two of my favorite things to read about so what was not to like. There is also an added bonus with just a touch of romance. I thought the author did a good job with the research as well as catching the time and place. The characters were well developed and I enjoyed the relationship between Merinda and Jem. They were funny together.

    Written by A Holland Reads on April 16, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RL3YTEUU229V3/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • SUCH A FUN STORY

    The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan was a fantastic book. When I opened the package that the book came in, I had to smile because there was a note that the author wrote tucked in the book, and it made me laugh.

    Written by The World As I See It on April 15, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1U7YXHXNY0FA3/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’

    It’s a fun ride indeed! This may be a murder mystery but there is heaps more fun to be had then darkness! I think I smiled pretty much through the whole story, finding many Sherlock puns sprinkled throughout.

    Written by Saved by Grace on April 15, 2016

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ REVIEW!!!!

    …Rachel writes in a style and format that is entertaining and unique from any other fiction book I’ve read…..Filled with simply fabulous characters, good and bad, and a highly entertaining plot, I can’t wait to see what the next case has in store for us!….

    Written by ASC Book Reviews on April 14, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2JFWONH1HZVX4/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’

    The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder is an imaginative and entertaining tale.

    Written by Buzzing About Books on April 14, 2016
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  • SPRING READS: ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’

    At only 224 pages, the author wastes no time introducing the two main heroines, Merinada and Jem, whom are both very different from each other, but they do work well together to solve the murder case. These characters, along with the minor ones too, are all well-written. Overall, along with the clever dialogue and great descriptions, The Bachelor Girls Guide To Murder is a must-read page-turner of 2016.

    Written by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer on April 14, 2016
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  • MY REVIEW OF THIS READ

    I have a mixed feelings on this book. I enjoyed the Historical background included in this novel. It does give you what women went through during the 1900’s and also what the immigrants went through in Canada and not just in America.

    Written by Caffeinated Christian Raves – N – Reviews on April 14, 2016

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’

    If you are a fan of the Canadian television series Murdoch Mysteries you will want to leap right into the pages of this book. The same quirky ambiance of the TV show can be found in The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder. Just as campy. Just as fun.

    Written by Best Reads on April 14, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1WT4E9Q4X78R4/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • RACHEL MCMILLAN’S MURDER MYSTERY PRIZE PACK AND FACEBOOK PARTY

    I was so intrigued by the title of this book and then also by the actual book itself when it arrived, it has such a different look to it that really drew me in. The passages included at the start of each chapter from Dorothea Fairfax’s Handbook to Bachelor Girlhood adds so much to the book as it helps set the scene and the time period. Jen and Merinda are such fun characters to spend time with as they are struggling to live their lives in a way that is deemed not socially appropriate and what is acceptable for a lady.

    Written by Moments on April 14, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2WQHZAWHJ0DLV/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0736966404

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ BY RACHEL MCMILLAN

    I enjoyed The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan, and was happy to discover that Merinda and Jem also appear in A Lesson in Love and Murder, coming this fall.

    Written by Greatly Blessed on April 13, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/gp/r.html?C=3EWUX9XMFO3LG&K=A2SOTLPKKIMLMB&R=1R6AVA4KSE907&T=C&U=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Freview%2FR2JLQ89R8F41%2Fref%3Dpe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv&A=RI3ADMZXXIC8V4GKNJV10DT6ZNMA&H=EVXRWGETS0LVH8EXIPRO93IUUGEA&ref_=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ BY RACHEL MCMILLAN

    This was a fun, witty (and short!) novel that I really enjoyed! I do wish it had been longer and some parts drawn out a smidge. A bit more Spiritual Content would have been nice too, but it was good. I personally think the novella would be most enjoyed if read after this one, since this book has a bit more background on who’s-who and how they met. Overall, I really enjoyed the writing style and can’t for the next books to come out! 🙂

    Written by Books for Christian Girls on April 11, 2016

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’

    I found this novel quite entertaining, just not riveting. I was actually able to put it down between reading sessions, unlike other books I have read. However, I thought the novel gave a good representation of the life women lived in the early 1900’s, and I did enjoy that aspect of it very much.

    Written by I’m Hooked on Books on April 9, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R34H40RV9VY8OU

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ BY RACHEL MCMILLAN

    I loved this refreshing historical mystery! It was so nice to pick up a book that wasn’t totally predictable with the romance and mystery. The characters are fun and quirky, going against what is expected of them as young, unmarried women in the early 1900’s by opening a detective agency instead of pursuing marriage alone. I would of liked a bit more explanation of the mystery at the end, but otherwise, enjoyed the story immensely! The historical aspect was quite interesting.

    Written by Inklings and Notions on April 9, 2016

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’

    The story has touches of humor, plenty of murder mystery, and two clueless women playing sleuth. There was nothing wrong with Ms. McMillian’s writing and this series will likely be a success.

    Written by Lighthouse Academy on April 9, 2016

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’

    A fantastic novel about two women who have given up traditional expectations of them to follow their passion. I loved how independent and strong these two women were under the oppression they faced. Not to mention a great murder mystery and a little romance to add some flavour to the story.

    Written by Working Mommy Journal on April 9, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1Q510H90GVWCD/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • MODERN WOMEN SOLVING CRIMES

    Marvel at the antics of two very modern women at the dawn of the twentieth century in Toronto. Journey with them as they attempt to solve a double murder. Uncover corruption within the city. And chuckle at the exploits of accident prone Jem.
    An entertaining afternoon’s read.

    Written by Christian Bookaholic on April 9, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R3KBTOMJC9G8NP/ref=pe_1572281_66412651_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ BY RACHEL MCMILLAN

    Overall, a wonderful read for mystery lovers, fun and fresh with lots of disguises and moments of humor. I think this is a great start for a series, and I like that this book ended with lots of room for continuing character development. A fun read, with a dynamite ending, a great book to give a shot if you are looking for something with a different flavor of historical fiction.

    Written by Labor Not in Vain on April 7, 2016

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ + GIVEAWAY

    Think Sherlock and Watson, but in female form! Yep! Our heroines in The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan are just HILARIOUS to boot! Not to miss!

    Written by Just Commonly on April 7, 2016

  • ‘THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER’ BY RACHEL MCMILLAN

    The Bachelor Girl’s Guide To Murder is book one in the Harrington and Watts Mystery series. The amazing book reminded me a great deal of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. Which of course I love. I really really enjoyed reading this book, everyone loves a good mystery. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series, A Lesson in Love and Murder.

    Written by A Simple Life, really?! on April 7, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RVAUZQ70QEKNI/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv