Kat makes fast friends with a Chinese gentleman the police suspect of the murder next door, but she is adamant it couldn't have been him. Anne Perry fans will find a lot to like. Kat apologizes and later he shows up at the Victorian home in which she works. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. These books are not at all my usual type of read. This is one of my favorite series so I was so excited to read this one and it did not disappoint! Kat makes a great detective, as she is always helping solve crimes. I hope Kat and Daniel will stop fighting their mutual attraction soon. In addition there is also trouble at the home that she works for with the arrival of a new housekeeper. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. The secret Chinese man becomes a prime suspect, and now Kat and Daniel must run against time to find the murderer. According to Wikipedia, the characteristics of Wuyi teas " have a characteristic smoky flavor with notes of stone fruit. The secret Chinese man becomes a prime suspect, and now Kat and Daniel must run against time to. A mystery that has you sat wondering who could it actually be as well as really just enjoying the people altogether. Kat is talented, smart, beautiful, and kind. She is a smart, confident, independent, and very loyal and protective to the household staff, where Kat reigns. It's not what I was expecting, but with how in love I fell with this book I do not mind at all. The cast has very much come together in this third entry. And involve so much sleuthing and murder? by Berkley Books. I thought that this book was going to be five stars for me but the climax was a bit too long and dragged. Overall, I enjoyed this book. The murderer killed the man owning the house next door to the one in which Kat is employed, so that he could get access to some very costly tea plants the man, Sir Jacob, had taken back from China to England on one of his expeditions. The ending was super satisfying. I know this is a mystery series with a slow burn romance but I need at least something to keep me going. Please try your request again later. So very enjoyable. I love these characters more with each book. Refresh and try again. Well, I definitely didn't guess the villain in this one! There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. We have been learning little things about Daniel in each installment but this one was seriously lacking in new info about Daniel. Kat Holloway once again dives into an investigation when her neighbour is found murdered. It is a rare box of tea, and that same night Kat’s next door neighbor, Sir Jacob Harkness is found dead. For light reading I have enjoyed this Kat Holloway "below stairs" series. As you know, I don’t read mysteries for the “puzzle-mystery-solution”, or for the criminal’s motive or psychology, but the detecting main character and, in Ashley’s series’ case, her marvelous detecting team of “below stairs” maids, butlers, housekeepers, and mysterious policeman/detective/government agent Daniel McAdam (man of many roles and disguises) and his friends. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. From the New York Times bestselling author of Scandal Above Stairs Kat Holloway steps out from beneath the stairs and into international intrigue, where murder and stolen treasure lurk among the upper echelons of Victorian London. Laura was almost envious of the look contentment on his face, as if garden parties, baskets, and all of life’s particularities were behind him. “Indeed, timing a meal correctly was an art in itself.”. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 October 2018. What I enjoyed the most about this series is the wonderful feel of ‘Downton Abbey’, with the normal household staffing with housekeepe. I DNF' d the audio around the 50% mark I was just unbelievably bored I don't think I was in the mood for this . The Wikipedia has a page on Wuyi tea and mentioned Robert Fortune, a Scottish Botanist, who "...stole and smuggled out a number of tea plants and seeds from the Wuyi Mountains, and learned from the monks there the full process of planting, picking, and processing the leaves to make tea. It’s a refreshing change to read a very British based book and I can honestly say I’ve been to most of the places visited so far. The mystery was solid and I loved the main characters. In Death In Kew Gardens, Kat’s kindness sets off the novel’s mystery. Another entertaining book in this series by Ms. Ashley. The murderer killed the man owning the house next door to the one in which Kat is employed, so that he could get access to some very costly tea plants the man, Sir Jacob, had taken back from China to England on one of his expeditions. Things were a bit slow for me this time around, but overall, I liked it. She quickly finds herself deep into the case when a Chinese man that she recently met is accused of the crime. June 4th 2019 Death in Kew Gardens is the third book in the A Below Stairs Mystery series. I like also how these books comment on the role of women in society at that time. Ashley does a fine job portraying urban life among the well-to-do and those who serve them, though the rich characterization and abundance of domestic detail sometimes threaten to overwhelm the unusual and well-thought-out plot. Who knew the life of a cook for a wealthy household could be so exciting? Death in Kew Gardens is Jennifer Ashley’s third book in the Below Stairs Mysteries, featuring the fantastic Kat Holloway. It's a mild-mannered series about a young cook in a Victorian household who gets herself involved in mysteries, usually with the above stairs folk. The plot was complex and with several suspects both Kate and Daniel have their hands full to solve this one. Their little talk at the end was cute but I need more. This series takes place in Victorian England, and Kat is our heroine and cook extraordinaire. I do, however, love the characters... plucky Kat, mysterious Daniel, sassy Tess, eccentric Lady Cynthia, and the ever helpful James. Kat and Tess, her assistant, arms are laden with baskets with there food purchases, as they are coming out of a store, Kat bumps into a Chinese man, LiChang, and knocks him over. Kat has just met an unusual but elegant man from China named Li Bai Chang. 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