Book Of The Day – Accomplished In Murder

by Greg on August 25, 2011

Here’s a highly rated bargain Kindle book that just so happens to be today’s Book Of The Day! Accomplished in Murder by Dara England has an excellent 4.3 star rating and is only 99 cents!

“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 – Amazon Reviewer

Accomplished in Murder
by Dara England
Rating: 4.3 Stars
Category: Historical Mystery/Novella
Price: $0.99
Visit Dara England’s website


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 novellas 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.


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.


Accomplished in Murder is a wonderful historical mystery. It’s short, but that doesn’t take away from its charm. The writing is well done and the mystery is well plotted. The pace is great and the characters, some nice, some shady, are well developed for a novella. The historic details were quite well drawn. To tell the truth, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this novella as much as I did. I’m so happy I found it!

Get Accomplished In Murder here: Accomplished in Murder

About The Author

I’ve been writing for two years now as Dara England, a name that merges my interest in the paranormal with my love of all things historical. The most satisfying thing about writing is the opportunity to escape into a new world, where fantasy and reality exist side by side. I hope that’s an experience my readers enjoy as well.

If you’d like to get to know me a little better, you can visit me at my home on the web:

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

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