Book Of The Day – Accomplished In Murder

by Greg on February 22, 2012

Today’s Book of the Day is a highly rated bargain Historical Mystery novelette. Accomplished in Murder by Dara England has a 4.1 star rating and is only 99 cents!

“I can honestly say I was riveted from the get go. I was invested in this story from page one and wasn’t about to put it down until it ended. The writing really speaks to the reader, I felt like I had a front row seat to the authors imagination. This was an enjoyable afternoon read and definitely an author and story I would recommend to a friend. I look forward to reading more from this author.” Cherise E. – Amazon Reviewer

Accomplished in Murder
by Dara England
Rating: 4.1 Stars
Category: Historical Mystery Novelette
Price: $0.99


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Murder was never so refined…

When her holiday on the coast of Cornwall takes a deadly turn, it is up to Drucilla Winterbourne to uncover the dangerous secrets the inhabitants of Blackridge House will do anything to conceal. But can a proper young lady from London society comprehend the dark motives of a killer?

Accomplished In Murder is the first in a series of historical mystery novelettes featuring intrepid Victorian heroines up to their bustles in crime. These works are only loosely connected and can be read in any order.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

If you’re looking for a quick, entertaining mystery with lots of historical flare, this is the story for you! Great world building makes you believe you’re in the wilds of Victorian Cornwall, while deftly done characterization brings the heroine and her companions to life. Nor is the mystery lacking! Ms. England keeps you guessing as to the villain’s identity right up to the final revelation.


While reading this novella, I was first taken by the author’s grasp of the language and nuance within the Victorian era. The tone felt very realistic without being overly “flowery” or hard to read. Dara England is truly gifted in this regard. Her plotting was excellent, and a few of the twists I didn’t see coming, which is rare for me. Overall, I enjoyed this mystery and I look forward to reading more from England.


This is a very nice novella that reads fairly fast and has a cast of characters who are sometimes surprising. I did not guess the ending at all. Since there are more in this series of historical mysteries, I’d like to read more of them. It’s enjoyable to read, especially for historical novel fans.

Get Accomplished In Murder here: Accomplished in Murder

About The Author

Dara England is the author of the “Accomplished” books, a series of historical mystery novelettes set in Victorian England. She has also written several works in the fantasy and chicklit genres. A graphic designer and SAHM of two girls, Dara loves her Kindle, her husband, and her Yorkshire terrier.

If you’d like to get to know her a little better you can find her on Facebook or Twitter or visit her home on the web at:


Carol Green – aka Dara England – is a writer of historical mysteries set in the Victorian era. She has also penned some fantasy and paranormal fiction. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, two children, and a beloved Yorkshire terrier. When family and writing don’t keep her too busy she works from home as a graphic designer.

A few facts about Carol. She loves all things medieval or renaissance and attends her local renaissance fair in costume every year. If she could afford an extra hobby she would like to collect antique clocks from the Victorian era. Mr. Knightly from Jane Austin’s Emma is her favorite hero and Phantom of the Opera is her favorite musical.

Carol’s latest work Accomplished in Murder is now available from Amazon, B&N, and more. The next book in the Accomplished series will be released over the summer of 2011.

If Victorian era mysteries aren’t your cup of tea, keep an eye out for other works by Carol. Her historical fantasy piece Eternal Strife was recently included in the Running Press anthology The Mammoth Book of Irish Romance, available in bookstores everywhere. Her paranormal novel This Side of Dawn is also available from Lyrical Press as a digital book.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Dara England and ENT appreciate it.

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1 misskallie2000 February 22, 2012 at 5:15 am

Already have on my Kindle and can’t wait to read.

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