Praise for Murder in Mayfair :
Library Journal's Best Books of 2017 Pick
“Regency London comes vividly alive in this atmospheric historical; the witty prose and well-developed characters will remind readers of Georgette Heyer and Charles Finch.”
Library Journal starred review
“Dashing and enjoyably melodramatic.”
"[A] cleverly plotted series launch."
“The first of a new series, this historical mystery will appeal not only to cozy readers, but also to lovers of Regency romances.”
“An enjoyable, richly detailed Regency-era whodunit…Anglophiles and mystery lovers are sure to enjoy this jaunt to 19th-century London, and can hope for future adventures (with a side of romance).”
“Delightful…Full of that witty dialogue one expects from this genre…This novel makes a successful start to Atlas Catesby’s crime-solving adventures.”
New York Journal of Books
“The characters are vivid, each one with a unique personality… With wry humor and surprising twists at the end, Murder in Mayfair will please mystery fans.”
Historical Novels Review
“An intriguing historical novel with a dollop of romance, but also to a well-conceived murder mystery with a surprise ending.”
Mystery Scene Magazine
"Well planned and executed. The characters were very likable and I enjoyed reading about the time period as well. I have a feeling that Ms. Quincy’s series about Atlas Catesby and his puzzles will be well received and successful. I will be looking for the next book in the series."
Night Owl Reviews
“ Murder in Mayfair is a delicious tale of intrigue and deceit set in beautifully drawn Regency England. Fans of Thomas Hardy will especially love the set-up, and everyone will be hoping for the next installment of this new series.”
Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The Adventuress
"I've always been a fan of the Regency novel and enjoyed this delicious tale of scandal and villainy in Georgian England."
Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author of the Royal Spyness and Molly Murphy mysteries
“D. M. Quincy’s Murder in Mayfair is a quite simply, a great read. The author brings the English Regency vividly to life with a beautifully plotted mystery, a strong sense of place and wonderful characters. I’m already eager to read the next Atlas Catesby adventure!”
Emily Brightwell, New York Times bestselling author of the Mrs. Jeffries mysteries
"An entertaining and twisting tale of jealousy, greed, love and murder teeming beneath the precise manners and splendid facade of Regency society."
Shelley Freydont, New York Times bestselling author
“ Murder in Mayfair is an intriguing story based on an unusual premise (a nod to Thomas Hardy!) with interesting, sympathetic characters and an unexpected ending.”
Carola Dunn, author of the Daisy Dalrymple mysteries
A gentleman traveler with a secret wound gallantly rescues a lady and uncovers the truth of a murder in Regency London.This is the mystery debut of author Quincy, though she has written romances as Diana Quincy (From London with Love, 2017, etc.). Stopping at a rustic inn, Atlas Catesby and his friend the Earl of Charlton are appalled at the barbaric sight in the yard: local merchant Godfrey Warwick is offering to sell his wife to the highest bidder. Her fine features and aristocratic bearing belie his slander, and Atlas cannot help but pay handsomely to protect her from the jeering crowd. The rescued Lilliana Warwick flees Catesby's protection to return home to her young sons, but her husband has the local magistrate threaten her with jail if she disregards his paternal authority. Stymied, Catesby takes Lilliana to the Bloomsbury home of his sister, amateur mathematician Thea Palmer. Suddenly deciding to reassert his claim on Lilliana, Warwick threatens to sully her reputation and Catesby's if she doesn't return. Fortunately, Warwick is dead by the next morning; unfortunately, Catesby is the prime suspect. To clear his name, he delves into Warwick's sordid affairs and finds gratifying layers of blackmail and abuse. An attempt on Lilliana's life renders the case both more complicated and more urgent but draws Catesby even closer to her and to the truth. Dashing and enjoyably melodramatic.