Cover Reveal: Rachel McMillan’s The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder

Rachel McMillanHS2015So, there’s this girl.

She’s Canadian. She’s feisty. She gushes. She’s loves story.

She’s a redhead. She’s a devoted Sherlockian. She knows the classics like you know the keys on your keyboard.

She’s loyal. She has convictions and she’s not afraid to use them!

She’s also a writer. The debut kind.

I’m so thrilled for her that I can hardly contain myself nor can I wait to read her story about two women I’ve been hearing about for a while; Jem & Merinda. I adore the cover – Harvest House have done a fabulous job. I adore the symbols – no doubt they will be discovered within the pages of the story, and as this is a series, I’m sure there will be more of them on future covers!

So who is this woman? She’s Rachel McMillan…and this is her story!

The Bachelor's Guide to Murder

The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder

In 1910 Toronto, while other bachelor girls perfect their domestic skills and find husbands, two friends perfect their sleuthing skills and find a murderer.

Inspired by their fascination with all things Sherlock Holmes, best friends and flatmates Merinda and Jem launch a consulting detective business. The deaths of young Irish women lead Merinda and Jem deeper into the mire of the city’s underbelly, where the high hopes of those dreaming to make a new life in Canada are met with prejudice and squalor.

While searching for answers, donning disguises, and sneaking around where no proper ladies would ever go, they pair with Jasper Forth, a police constable, and Ray DeLuca, a reporter in whom Jem takes a more than professional interest. Merinda could well be Toronto’s premiere consulting detective, and Jem may just find a way to put her bachelor girlhood behind her forever–if they can stay alive long enough to do so.

Don’t you just love it? Would love your thoughts on the cover and story – intriguing, yes?!

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13 Responses to Cover Reveal: Rachel McMillan’s The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder

  1. I am sooooooooooooooo excited for Rachel!!!! Seriously one of my favorite covers!

  2. Lovely cover and great description! I’m looking forward to reading it. I love that time period. Congratulations to Rachel!

  3. Love love LOVE this cover! The symbols and the font style make me want to pick it up and that description will more than make me want to read it. So looking forward to having this in my hands. Congrats, Rachel! :)

  4. I LOVE the cover! I can’t wait to read this one. Congrats Rachel!!!!!!!!

  5. thanks for sharing, Rel! 😀 😀 😀

  6. Love the ‘old school’ cover and am anxious to crack it open. I’ve read all of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes books and thoroughly enjoyed them, but Bachelor Girl Detectives?? Sign. Me. Up. Since it’s “Rel” recommended, I know I’ll enjoy it.

  7. It’s a fun cover, for sure, but I’m not sure if it alone would hook me. But I love that very first line in the back cover copy! So well done. Looking forward to reading this, Rachel and Rel. Have you read this one already, Rel?

  8. I love this cover! It’s a throwback, yet it has a fun, fresh look. I’m sooo excited for Rachel!! And I’m excited to finally read this book. :) I’ve been anticipating it since I talked to Rachel at last year’s ACFW Conference. :)

  9. I am BEYOND excited for this novel of Rachel’s. Her debut is going to be seriously awesome because a.) she wrote it and b.) that cover wouldn’t pair with writing less than awesome. :)

  10. This book sounds like such a beautiful homage to the classic. When BBC started the contemporary series Sherlock, I prompted my best friend and her daughter into watching it. Her daughter is an avid book reader like me and, after falling in love with the BBC series, she started reading the Arthur Conan Doyle classics. I would love to get her this book if you deem it appropriate for a 16 year old girl who reads anything you put in front of her.

    • P.S. Thanks again, Relz, for spotlighting new fiction that would otherwise go unnoticed prior to publication.

    • Terrill: I think your 16 year old would love my bachelor girl detectives :) They’re spunky and spirited and it is totally appropriate for that age group. When I was 16, I read everything put in front of me, too! <3

      • Thank you so much for your quick reply. I’m thinking she will love it, too. The release is perfect timing for her birthday. I’m looking forward to getting it for myself, as well.

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