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Bloodstains with Bronte Classic novels and crime solving intertwine in Katherine Bolger Hyde s charming series Bloodstains with Bronte is the second in a series that will puzzle and please fans of mystery and masterpieces al

  • Title: Bloodstains with Bronte
  • Author: Katherine Bolger Hyde
  • ISBN: 9781250065483
  • Page: 351
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Classic novels and crime solving intertwine in Katherine Bolger Hyde s charming series Bloodstains with Bronte is the second in a series that will puzzle and please fans of mystery and masterpieces alike.It s a dark and stormy autumn on the Oregon coast Windy Corner, the Victorian mansion Emily Cavanaugh inherited in Arsenic with Austen, is being remodeled into a writersClassic novels and crime solving intertwine in Katherine Bolger Hyde s charming series Bloodstains with Bronte is the second in a series that will puzzle and please fans of mystery and masterpieces alike.It s a dark and stormy autumn on the Oregon coast Windy Corner, the Victorian mansion Emily Cavanaugh inherited in Arsenic with Austen, is being remodeled into a writers retreat Two of the young workers, Jake and Roman, are showing too much of the wrong kind of interest in Katie, Emily s young single mother housekeeper Their boss, Jeremiah, is a disturbing presence in a different way with his obsessive, tormented piety Soon the passions in the house grow as dark and stormy as the weather, and Emily begins to feel as if she s living in a Bront novel.Meanwhile, to raise money for the local clinic, Emily and Katie host a murder mystery dinner on Halloween night All goes well until the supposed corpse turns up actually dead with Katie standing over him, a bloody knife in her hand Luke Richards, local sheriff and Emily s true love, is forced to regard Katie as a suspect, but Emily refuses to accept the situation Her loyalty to Katie crashes against her duty to Luke and to the truth as she fights to save Katie from a murder charge.

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    1. Lori Lamothe on said:

      “For I too liked reading.” –Charlotte BronteEmily Cavanaugh is a former literature professor who is remodeling her Victorian home on the Oregon coast into a writers’ retreat. Despite inheriting a sizable chunk of money—not to mention the house itself—from her aunt, expenses do pile up. So with the assistance of her housekeeper Katie, she arranges a murder mystery night to raise funds for a local clinic she’s pledged to help. Unfortunately, what is supposed to be a staged death turn [...]

    2. ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆ on said:

      I give this book 3.5 stars out of 5. Overall, I liked this book. I enjoyed the premise and how there was literary quotes. I have always been a fan of books that involve books in some way and fashion. I feel I would have enjoyed this book a bit more if I would have read the first one first so I could connect more to the characters. I enjoyed the characterization but found the mystery a tad too predictable for me. Even with it’s flaws I found this book intriguing and want to read the first one a [...]

    3. Lisa Morin on said:

      Bloodstains with Bronte is the second book in the series by Katherine Bolger Hyde.I was intrigued with the first in the series, so I was excited when this new one was offered for review.Windy Corner, Emily;s inherited home is in the process of renovations which will be open to writes as a quiet haven to pen their thoughts.It's during a stormy party that a body is found, triggering a who dunnit classic and sending Emily in search of the answers.It is her fear that her near adopted daughter Katie [...]

    4. Wit & Wonder Books on said:

      ** ARC provided by the author for an honest review **In the second installment of the Crime with the Classics, Bloodstains with Bronte by Katherine Bloger Hyde you get exactly that, a classic case of who-done-it (I know but I’m not telling) mixed with the classic story novel, Bronte. This story gives you the sit by the fire mystery. The descriptions of the surroundings has you grabbing your blanket to get cozy and keep reading to find out who done it, why and what will happen next. When readin [...]

    5. Mary(Biblophile) on said:

      This is the second in the Crime with the Classics series. Although I liked the book, I found the main character Emily to be self-righteous and overly judgmental. The way she treated her detective boyfriend for doing his job and questioning her housekeeper Katie is disgusting. Her childish behavior took away enjoyment of the story. The mystery was interesting enough to keep me guessing.

    6. Chris Conley on said:

      The second of these mysteries was every bit as well done as the first. Yea, new series.

    7. Charlene on said:

      The idea of a murder mystery inspired by the Gothic elements in the Bronte sisters book is a great one. Every chapter of Bloodstains with Bronte begins with a quote from of the sister’s books, and the quote colors what happens next. The mystery stands on it’s own, with the literary connection a nice aspect to the story. This is the second book in the Crime with the Classics series featuring Emily Cavanaugh. I haven’t read the first one so I’m not sure if I’m missing out on character de [...]

    8. Sunsettowers on said:

      I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.When the large home Emily has inherited is being renovated, she turns to Wuthering Heights to distract her from the noise and mess. Drawn into the story, Emily can't help but see a doomed love triangle playing out before her eyes involving her beloved housekeeper, Katie. When a murder mystery party brings matters to a head, Emily will do whatever it t [...]

    9. Cheryl on said:

      Emily is restoring a Victorian mansion to make it a writer’s retreat. Two of the men working on it Roman and Jake are showing too much interest in her single mother housekeeper, Katie, and the foreman is odd with an obsessive piety. They decide to hold a murder mystery event and all is going well until a man is found dead and Katie has the knife in her hand. Emily is determined to clear Katie’s name which is causing trouble with her boyfriend.

    10. Debye on said:

      Second book in this cozy mystery featuring a literature professor. A follow-up to "Arsenic with Austen". I enjoyed it and look forward to the 3rd book and, if she continues with alliterative names alphabetically, I wonder whom she chooses for the letter C: Christie, Carroll, Cather, Collins, Chesterton??

    11. Janet Martin on said:

      With her project to turn her great aunt's mansion into a writers' retreat well underway, and the clinic for her small town underfunded and stalled, Emily is talked into hosting a mystery dinner fundraiser. Disaster ensues and this second mystery in the new cozy series is nicely plotted, if a bit predictable. Good setting, well developed ongoing characters, and literary tie ins should make this series popular over time.

    12. Vanessa on said:

      Helped me remember more about Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. Good mystery they were trying to solve.

    13. Holly on said:

      In what seems to be an ever-increasing trend, what has the elements of a wonderful cozy (love the quotes, references, and allusions to the books by the Bronte sisterslove the references to other books, such as Anne of Green Gables, as welllove the house, the town, and the catsc, etc) was completely ruined by the book's obnoxious “heroine”! She bumped a 4-star rating down to a 1!!!The abbreviated version is that Emily is self-righteous and childish hypocrite. Though she judges everyone else f [...]

    14. Lark of The Bookwyrm's Hoard on said:

      Bloodstains with Bronte is a well-crafted cozy mystery that kept my interest from beginning to end. To begin with, I very much like the heroine, Emily, a former professor who has inherited a Victorian mansion in her home town on the Oregon coast. At a guess, she’s in her 40s or perhaps early 50s—not so far from my own age. Imaginative but practical, caring but no pushover, Emily has taken under her wing (and into her heart) a young single mother barely out of high school, whom she hired as a [...]

    15. Samantha on said:

      Summary from :"It’s a dark and stormy autumn on the Oregon coast. Windy Corner, the Victorian mansion Emily Cavanaugh inherited in Arsenic with Austen, is being remodeled into a writers' retreat. Two of the young workers, Jake and Roman, are showing too much of the wrong kind of interest in Katie, Emily's young single-mother housekeeper. Their boss, Jeremiah, is a disturbing presence in a different way with his obsessive, tormented piety. Soon the passions in the house grow as dark and stormy [...]

    16. Bev Cooke on said:

      Bloodstains with Bronte is Katherine’s second book in the series that began with Arsenic with Austen. Emily Worth is back as the recipient of her murdered aunt’s considerable estate and property holdings in the fictional town of Stony Beach on the Oregon coast, as are Luke, her rediscovered love, Katie and Lizzie, housekeeper and baby extraordinaire, as well as Bustopher, Kitty and Levine, the cats, and Marguerite, Emily’s professor friend from Reid College in the nearby city of Portland. [...]

    17. The Lit Bitch on said:

      Full disclosure, I decided to review this book because of the catchy title. I am a huge Bronte lover and I am easily swayed by all things Bronte.But, after the initial excitement over the title evaporated, I was left with a book that I wasn’t sure I was going to love. So it sat on my review calendar for a few weeks and I was not looking forward to reviewing it but I knew the time was coming.So I picked it up to start on a cold rainy morning (which suites anything Bronte related) and went to to [...]

    18. Annie on said:

      Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader.Bloodstains with Brontë is the second book in the Crime with the Classics series by author Katherine Bolger Hyde. Released 12th Dec, 2017 from St. Martin's Press (Macmillan) it's currently available in ebook, hardcover, and audio versions.At almost 300 pages, it's a substantial size for a cozy mystery, but the author has a deft hand at plotting and it goes quickly. This was my commute read to and from work, and I devoured it in a couple days. The [...]

    19. Kathleen on said:

      “Bloodstains With Brontë” earns 5/5 Brooding Brontës…Murderous Fun!My introduction to Katherine’s work came with the second book which was very entertaining for this newbie, and adding some contemporary issues made it very engaging. The story picks up with Emily Cavanaugh, having inherited a huge estate, deciding to renovate into a writer’s retreat, but the project is more demanding than she hoped. Matters are made worse when two of the workers have become very worrisome, and frictio [...]

    20. Kristen on said:

      Well, the second book in this series will definitely be my last. I do not pick up what is marketed as a cozy mystery expecting an abundance of religious lecturing, which this book was excessively including.I like the setting of this series, and the literary connections with two of my favourite books [Pride and Prejudice in the first book and Jane Eyre here] was well done and interesting. Unfortunately, the religious bible thumping was a complete turn-off for this reader, and it was even more fre [...]

    21. Tracey on said:

      When I decided to read this, I seemed to have been doing better with Netgalley books. I hadn't read a real failure in some time. No one- or two-star books in months. Oh well – it couldn't last. Now, this book was not the worst thing I've ever read. It was coherent, as far as it went, adequately well-written in terms of sentence structure and use of apostrophes and so on. There was an overdependence on somewhat labored simile, but it wasn't the worst I've seen. There were a few echoes – like [...]

    22. Anne on said:

      I hadn't read the first book in the series, but Bloodstains stands fine on it's own.The story starts each chapter with excerpts from Wuthering Heights which sort of played into the main story, but I quickly stopped reading them. They didn't add anything for me and I hadn't read the book before. It was interesting that the main character and presumably the author aren't fans of the book by the comments given. It's supposed to be a classic (I have only liked a couple "classics" I had to read in sc [...]

    23. Myndi on said:

      Original Review: Mad Book LoveIn an effort to convert part of her newly inherited home into a writer’s retreat, Emily has embarked upon a large reconstruction project. Unfortunately, two of the young workers have shown a strong, and unreciprocated, interest in her housekeeper, Katie. After having a baby out of wedlock, and then being kicked out of her parents’ home for doing so, Katie has become Emily’s housekeeper, and her and her daughter are now like family. Emily suspects that there ma [...]

    24. Susan Johnston on said:

      Princess Fuzzypants here:There is a lot to like about this book. Emily has inherited a Victorian mansion (lots of the lately) and is going to turn it into a writer's retreat. She has three men in the house doing the renovations, the younger two of which have fixations on Katie, Emily's single mom helper. Katie is shaken by the attention of both for very different reasons and when one is murdered in the middle of a fund raising murder mystery at the house, Katie is amongst the suspects. The fact [...]

    25. JoAn on said:

      Bloodstain with Bronte by Katherine Bolger Hyde is the second book in the Crime with the Classics series and was a good follow up to the first book in the series.This book starts shortly after the first book ended so readers are now immersed in Emily's renovations of Windy Corners. Katie is the focus of this mystery has her past now come back into her life. The personal revelations lead to murder that Emily feels that she must solve to protect Katie and her daughter, Lizzie. I was perplexed by t [...]

    26. Maggie on said:

      Bloodstains with Bronte by Katherine Bolger Hyde is the second book in the Crime with the Classics series. I enjoyed the literary references to Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, along with the quotes from both classics that opened each chapter.Emily, the main character in Bloodstains with Bronte, is renovating the Oregon home she inherited from her aunt. She plans to offer the mansion as a writers’ retreat. One night she hosts a mystery dinner while a storm rages outside. The guests get more th [...]

    27. Susan on said:

      An enjoyable literary themed cozy, second in the series. Emily lives in a small town on the Oregon coast and is in the process of refurbishing her aunt's home to become a writer's retreat. To help her she has hired Katie, a young single mother to act as the housekeeper. Things take a murderous turn when Emily hosts a murder mystery night and it comes with a very real corpse. With Katie as the prime suspect and the investigating cop having a relationship with Emilys become complicated fast. The p [...]

    28. Terri on said:

      Terri Ok - finished the book. The last third of the book was very good and I enjoyed it. I think the off the mark comments on how weak a 60 year old body is (3 flights of steps is daunting?, sleeping on a couch crippled her?) maybe more info on why she was treated badly in the teachers break room when she stopped by the school (a book needs to stand on its on and not rely on history of the first book), and maybe add some fun tidbits on the books and authors she uses throughout the book (so the r [...]

    29. Tracey on said:

      I was really excited about this book, and even more pumped to learn it was part of a series. This is a fun mystery that includes references to classics. At the beginning of each chapter is a quote from a classic piece of literature. I really enjoyed this and liked finding the connection between that literature and the current chapter. There is a lot going on in the book, as the characters work through murder charges, a murder mystery dinner, and romantic emotions. I thought that was all good fun [...]

    30. Susan on said:

      I wanted to like this one a lot more than I did. Emily is continuing to renovate the house she inherited so that she can use it as a writers' retreat. Her housekeeper (and practically adopted daughter) Katie is being plagued by the man who raped her, until he is murdered. Deputy sheriff Luke, Emily's once and future beau, has to suspect Katie--she was there, she had a motive. But Emily rebels against thinking of Katie as a suspect. It's so much easier and pleasanter to suspect a member of the lo [...]

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