Today’s book review features
To Write a Wrong by Jen Turano.
Miss Daphne Beekman is a mystery writer by day, inquiry agent by night. Known for her ability to puzzle out plots, she happily works behind the scenes for the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency, staying well away from danger. However, when Mr. Herman Henderson arrives on the doorstep of the agency, desperate for someone to investigate numerous attempts on his life, Daphne soon finds herself in the thick of a case she’s determined to solve.
Mr. Herman Henderson is also a mystery writer, but unlike the dashing heroes he pens, he prefers living a quiet life, determined to avoid the fate of his adventurous parents, who perished while searching for the Lost City of Gold.
As the list of suspects grows and sinister plots are directed at Daphne, the situation quickly deteriorates, and a revealed secret jeopardizes their newfound affection. Only time will tell if Daphne will be able to regain Herman’s trust and save both their lives.
Named One of the Funniest Voices in Inspirational Romance by Booklist, Jen Turano is a USA Today Best-Selling Author, known for penning quirky historical romances set in the Gilded Age. Her books have earned Publisher Weekly and Booklist starred reviews, top picks from Romantic Times, and praise from Library Journal. She’s been a finalist twice for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards and had two of her books listed in the top 100 romances of the past decade from Booklist. When she’s not writing, she spends her time outside of Denver, CO. Readers may find her at www.jenturano.com or https://www.facebook.com/jenturanoauthor/or on Twitter at JenTurano @JenTurano.
From Author Website
To Write a Wrong is the second book in Jen Turano’s Bleeker Street Inquiry Agency series. Daphne Beekman is a mystery author who must write under a male pen name. Herman Henderson is also a mystery writer, but his adventures turn into real life ones when he becomes the target of several murder attempts. He turns to the Bleeker Street Inquiry Agency and though they’ve never solved an attempted murder, Daphne takes the case.
With Jen Turano’s customary humor, Daphne and Herman attempt to wade through the clues. This becomes even more complicated when Daphne goes undercover as his sophisticated typist, a persona exactly opposite Daphne’s true personality. Danger follows, of course, but Daphne also finds herself in the cross-hairs, too.
Without giving anything away, the ending takes a rather serious turn I hadn’t anticipated. But I thought the author handled it well, given the situation. She gave it respect it deserved while keeping things light enough not to cause the it to derail the story.
I loved how Daphne displayed the many layers of her self and Herman is quite the gentleman. I especially enjoyed that they were both writers. Plus, Cooper is a fantastic side character. Now I can’t wait for book three!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.
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