Monday, April 9, 2018

The Killing at Kaldaire House by Kate Parker

The Killing at Kaldaire House
by Kate Parker

About the Book

The Killing at Kaldaire House

(The Milliner Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
New Series
Release Date - April 2, 2018
Paperback: 318 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0997663716
Digital ASIN: B079ZBJ935

A dying man. The painting within her reach. What’s a thief to do?
Talented London milliner Emily Gates creates amazing hats for Society ladies, but to collect from those who don’t pay her bill, she burglarizes their homes. She needs every penny to send her deaf brother to school. Late one night, she sneaks in to find Lord Kaldaire badly injured in his study. Unwilling to abandon him, she calls for help.
When Kaldaire dies without revealing who attacked him, his widow agrees to keep Emily’s secrets ― if Emily will help find her husband’s killer. A bigger danger is a Scotland Yard inspector who threatens to arrest Emily — unless she spies on her father’s family of swindlers and conmen. Worst of all are the attacks from an unknown assailant. What will Emily face first, jail or death?
This cozy mystery is set in the era of My Fair Lady and Mary Poppins, of early automobiles and aeroplanes, and of King Edward VII and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. If you enjoyed the Victorian Bookshop Mysteries, you’ll like Emily Gates and the collection of aristocrats and thieves in her world as they step into the 20th century.

About the Author


Kate Parker has wanted to travel to 1930s England since she read her mother’s Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers mysteries when she was a schoolgirl. After many years of studying science, she decided a time travel machine was out of the question so she found herself limited to reading about the period and visiting historic sites. Her love of this fascinating and challenging period led her to the research from which the Deadly series grew. Eventually, she found it necessary to spend several days in the British Library reading old newspapers, which meant another trip to England. Near Christmas. A sacrifice she’d gladly make every year.

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Interview with Kate Parker

Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reins of the story?
I feel like I have the reins of the story. That said, I am a pantster, which means I only have a vague idea of where the story is headed and how it will get there. If I outline the story, I can’t write it because I now know what will happen and it’s no longer interesting to create. The story is running through my head while I’m doing other things, such as exercising, doing housework, or trying to get to sleep, and that is when I get the best ideas for the next scene or for catching the killer.

Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.
Everyone likes to relax with an entertaining story. Whether it’s indoors on a cold night or by the pool on a hot summer day, immersing ourselves in a fun book is a great way to spend leisure time. The Killing at Kaldaire House is designed to give cozy mystery readers a few hours of pleasure. You may learn a few things, you may laugh at Emily’s crazy relatives, but this book is designed, first and foremost, to be enjoyed.

Have you written any other book that are not published?
None that anyone would want to read. I do have eight other books published: the five Victorian Bookshop Mysteries and the three Deadly Series books. I plan to publish more.

Pen or typewriter or computer?
Computer. No one, myself included, can read my handwriting. And for a fair to middling typist, computers with their ease of correction far outrank the typewriter.

Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?
I hope my stories bring you pleasure. That’s why I write them. That’s why I publish them. My books probably won’t make you smarter or prettier or wittier, but I want them to give you enjoyment. Happy reading!

Kate Parker is the author of the Victorian Bookshop Mysteries, the Deadly Series, and now the first of the Milliner Mysteries. She lives in Coastal Carolina while she dreams of being in London decades ago. She can be found at

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  1. Thank you for the information on "The Killing at Kaldaire House". the interview with Kate Parker and for being part of the book tour. I'd love the opportunity to read this book.
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