To celebrate the birthday of Arthur Conan Doyle, we’re writing about all things Sherlockian/ACD today. This piece on Victorian female detectives is sponsored by The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton.
The most inventive debut of 2018, this clever, mind-bending murder mystery will leave readers guessing until the very last page.
One of Stylist Magazine’s 20 Must-Read Books of 2018.
One of Harper’s Bazaar’s 10 Must-Read Books of 2018.
One of Marie Claire, Australia’s 10 Books You Absolutely Have to Read in 2018
At a gala party thrown by her parents, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed. Again. She’s been murdered hundreds of times, and each day, Aiden Bishop is too late to save her. Doomed to repeat the same day over and over, Aiden’s only escape is to solve Evelyn Hardcastle’s murder. However nothing and no one are quite what they seem.
“Criminals are both masculine and feminine—indeed, my experience tells me that when a woman becomes a criminal she is far worse than the average of her male companions, and therefore it follows that the necessary detectives should be of both sexes.” —Miss Gladden, The Female Detective