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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Book Review - To Write a Wrong By: Jen Turano



Miss Daphne Beekman is a mystery writer by day, inquiry agent by night. Known for her ability to puzzle out plots, she prefers working behind the scenes for the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency, staying well away from danger. However, Daphne soon finds herself in the thick of an attempted murder case she's determined to solve.

Mr. Herman Henderson is also a mystery writer, but unlike the dashing heroes he pens, he lives a quiet life, determined to avoid the fate of his adventurous parents, who perished on an expedition when he was a child. But when he experiences numerous attempts on his life, he seeks out the services of the eccentric Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency to uncover the culprit. All too soon, Herman finds himself stepping out of the safe haven of his world and into an adventure he never imagined.

As the list of suspects grows and sinister plots are directed Daphne's way as well, Herman and Daphne must determine who they can trust and if they can risk the greatest adventure of all: love.


Named One of the Funniest Voices in Inspirational Romance by Booklist, Jen Turano is a USA Today Best-Selling Author, known for penning quirky historical romances set in the Gilded Age. Her books have earned Publisher Weekly and Booklist starred reviews, top picks from Romantic Times, and praise from Library Journal. She’s been a finalist twice for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards and had two of her books listed in the top 100 romances of the past decade from Booklist. When she’s not writing, she spends her time outside of Denver, CO. Readers may find her at - , or on Twitter at JenTurano@JenTurano


 To Write a Wrong is written  by the very talented Jen Turano. This is book 2 in the Bleeker Street Inquiry Agency Series. I have read the first book, but they can be read as stand alone books. This book is set in 1887 in New York City. This is such a fun time period to read about. It's post Civil War and there have been a lot of developments to society. One of the things that I love about this author is her ability to make me laugh throughout the entire story. 

In this story we meet, Daphne Beekman. She is a mystery writer by day, and inquiry agent by night. If you are not familiar to what an inquiry agent is it is like a private investigator. As most of the author's main characters, Daphne is not your average woman. She writes mystery, however her publisher does not know that she is a female. The publisher does not think that stories written by women will sell. 

We also meet Mr. Herman Henderson. He is a fellow mystery writer and hires the agency to find out who is trying to kill him. We are then taken on an adventure full of mystery, laughter and twists and turns. 

The author weaves in true situations that our characters would have faced during this time. This includes but not limited to - gender roles, anxiety, fear and trauma. However, the way the author weaves them into the story does not make them uncomfortable. 

Well written characters, fun storyline, great edition to the series. I cannot wait until the next book to come out. 

I received a copy of this book through the author - all thoughts are my own. 

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