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Delafield & Malloy Investigations paperbacks

Delafield & Malloy Investigations paperbacks

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A society writer and a former lady’s maid join forces to expose the dark side of the rich and powerful in the 1910s while also searching for love and success in their own lives.

The Whispering Women A pair of female sleuths dig into 1913 New York's underworld in the first Delafield & Malloy Investigation!

The Butterfly CageBuffalo Bill, the Prince of Monaco, panic attacks, and a mysterious string of abductions to Panama!

The Burning BrideDynamite-wielding anarchists, hungry alligators, a raging fire, and Louisa and Ellen's wayward hearts!

Secrets and SpiesSubterfuge, deception, German saboteurs, and the sinking of the Lusitania!

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Florida Girl
Well done!

I really enjoyed this book! A historical setting, early 20th century, that was fun to wander through. I enjoyed the storyline and the characters and was happy it wasn’t a romance novel. The core thread was women waking up, growing up, connecting with each other, and solving a crime. It took me a little bit to feel drawn in, but once I was, I found I wanted to keep reading instead of doing important things like eat dinner! Serious social issues were very much a part of the story, which also feels relevant today, sadly.

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NettaB
Totally enjoying this book! The time period verbiage paints a fabulous picture of a bygone era.

Great use of vocabulary throughout. MacEnulty keeps to the time period with, dress, vehicles, buildings, food etc. Allows me to relax and travel back in time which has been a welcome reprieve from my current daily grind.

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Blue
good characters

What i love about this book is the characters. the conversations are thoughtful.

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LibMama
Historical Fiction set in 1913

At first this book was slow, it’s in 2 perspectives, Ellen’s and Louisa’s. Once we get past the character building of these women and they come together, it’s just a non stop roller coaster! I couldn’t put it down, especially in the last 200 pages. I will 100% be reading the 2nd book when I can get my hands on it!A great historical fiction mystery book that will keep you on your toes middle to end!

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Avonna
Excellent Start to New Historical Mystery Series!

THE WHISPERING WOMEN (A Delafield & Mallory Investigation Book #1) by Trish MacEnulty is the first book in an exciting historical mystery series featuring two very different young women in early 20th century New York who come together to fight against injustice. This is a story set over a hundred years ago and is yet eerily relevant to the present.Louisa Delafield was born into a Manhattan society family. Due to her father’s murder and her family’s financial downfall, she now earns her living and is supporting her mother by writing a society column for The Ledger. Ellen Mallory came to America from Ireland and is a lady’s maid to a young debutante. When Ellen witnesses the death of a fellow servant during an illegal abortion, she finds she must flee her position in fear of her life.Louisa and Ellen stories converge as Louisa looks to discover why a police matron was blown up while investigating an abortionist and Ellen is running from those Louisa is investigating and wants to seek revenge for her friend. The two must learn to navigate the social class system to discover a way to combine their strengths and find the power to bring powerful evil into the light.I loved this story and both Louisa and Ellen are great protagonists. Louisa and Ellen are well developed, and their differences make them a good pair that you want to succeed. You can tell the research into early 1900’s New York life and society is extensive and the descriptions pull you right into the story. The plot is well paced, and the investigation is believable. So many of the topics in this plot, such as illegal abortion, women’s rights, and LGBTQ issues are as discussion worthy then as they are today.I highly recommend this wonderful start to a new series with memorable strong main characters, and I am looking forward to seeing where this author takes them next.