Book Recommendation: Death Below Stairs by Jennifer Ashley

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Book Recommendation: Death Below Stairs by Jennifer Ashley

I enjoyed reading Death Below Stairs (2018) which is part of the series of Below Stairs Mysteries by The New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer Ashley. This novel features Cook Kat Holloway. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book.



Victorian class lines are crossed when cook Kat Holloway is drawn into a murder that reaches all the way to the throne.

Highly sought-after young cook Kat Holloway takes a position in a Mayfair mansion and soon finds herself immersed in the odd household of Lord Rankin. Kat is unbothered by the family’s eccentricities as long as they stay away from her kitchen, but trouble finds its way below stairs when her young Irish assistant is murdered.

Intent on discovering who killed the helpless kitchen maid, Kat turns to the ever-capable Daniel McAdam, who is certainly much more than the charming delivery man he pretends to be. Along with the assistance of Lord Rankin’s unconventional sister-in-law and a mathematical genius, Kat and Daniel discover that the household murder was the barest tip of a plot rife with danger and treason—one that’s a threat to Queen Victoria herself. Goodreads 


Jennifer Ashley

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Jennifer Ashley has lived and traveled all over the world, and now lives in the Southwest. She writes historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance as Jennifer Ashley; mysteries as Ashley Gardner; and paranormal romance and urban fantasy as Allyson James.

Jennifer’s/Allyson’s/Ashley’s more than 100 novels and novellas have  have been also been translated into French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Norwegian, Hungarian, Italian, Thai, Indonesian, and several other languages.

Jennifer enjoys writing and reading above all else, but her hobbies include cooking, hiking, playing flute and guitar, painting, and building miniature rooms and dollhouses.

Posted by

Roy Kelley, Retired, Former Associate Broker, RE/MAX Realty Group

Gaithersburg, Maryland  

Comments (12)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. May the holidays bring me some spare time to load up on my reading. Enjoy your next read.

Nov 30, 2022 03:59 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:


This sounds like a wonderful mystery Noval.  Happy Wednesday, thanks for the post. Bill

Nov 30, 2022 05:03 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning again, Roy... this sounds like a fun read for the holidays!

Nov 30, 2022 05:09 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Roy,

Another stellar book recommendation. The question for you is how are you feeling? Are you feeling okay after your bout with vertigo? Certainly hope you are.

Nov 30, 2022 06:04 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, thank you for the book recommendation, sounds like a good read.

Nov 30, 2022 06:45 AM
Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Lakeland, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

Thanks for sharing Roy! Hopefully one day I'll be able to spend more time reading. 

Nov 30, 2022 07:45 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Sounds interesting Roy.  Already hooked on your recommendation of Connelly / Bosch novels.  Enjoying 'Black Box' presently.  Be safe out.  M 

Nov 30, 2022 09:15 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Death Below Stairs by Jennifer Ashley sounds like a great read for the bookworms, Roy.

Nov 30, 2022 11:28 PM