Murder in the City of Liberty

Murder in the City of Liberty

Hamish DeLuca and Regina "Reggie" Van Buren have a new case--and this one brings the war in Europe dangerously close to home. Determined to make a life for herself, Regina "Reggie" Van Buren bid goodbye to fine china and the man her parents expected her to marry and escaped to Boston. What she never expected to discover was that an unknown talent for sleuthing would develop Hamish DeLuca and Regina "Reggie" Van Buren have a new case--and this one brings the war in Europe dangerously close ...

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Title:Murder in the City of Liberty
Author:Rachel McMillan
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0785216960
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Murder in the City of Liberty Reviews

  • Nancy
    Mar 10, 2019
    Historical fiction with a touch of crime is always appealing to me--and, this book' set in Boston, 1940 held a lot of promise for me. The two protagonists are compelling characters but the mystery takes a very distant second place to the romance. And, for me that was both boring and te...
  • Libby
    Feb 23, 2019
    Here's what's strange about this book: I found the mystery rather confusing with too many characters to keep track of, at times, I felt descriptions were over-written, and I was annoyed that the two main characters who were obviously in love couldn't read each other's emotions. So, why...
  • Annarella
    Jan 30, 2019
    I did enjoy this mystery even if it was sometimes hard to follow. I liked the well researched historical setting, the descriptions of the social environment, and the cast of characters. The mystery was good and it kept me guessing till the end. Recommended! Many thanks to the publi...
  • Rachel McMillan
    Jul 31, 2018
    Hamish and Reggie are doing SUCH a good job of being *"just friends" We're back in Boston and it is all cobblestones and cannoli.... And there's Nate, of course, and Luca too! ....and baseball. Spira, Spera! *actually they're doing a terrible job of it. ...
  • Barbara
    May 10, 2019
    On a scale of cotton candy and Brussels sprouts, Murder in the City of Liberty by Rachel McMillan is unlimited kettle corn. Lightly sweet with a touch of saltiness, kettle corn is an addictive crunch that you can't feel bad consuming. What's another handful? Regina, known as Reggie ...
  • R.j.
    Apr 29, 2019
    This was pretty good. I didn't realize this was the second in a series some how. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I knew the back story. It was still a very good story, and I enjoyed it, but I would have enjoyed it more with that context. I think the beginning was particularly h...
  • Laura
    Jan 12, 2019
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  • Taylor Holt
    Feb 28, 2019
    Having devoured Rachel McMillan's first book featuring Hamish and Reggie, I was over the moon to get a chance to read an ARC from NetGalley. I devoured this sophomore novel as well. We return to Boston, and encounter Hamish and Reggie trying to give their detective business a go. I do...
  • Susan
    Apr 22, 2019
    Several years have passed and the business of Regina Van Buren and Hamish DeLuca hask ept them busy. Now Errol Parker, black baseball player needs their help. The Boston police believe that they are just pranks, but he is unsure. Then a dead body is discovered. Is there any connection ...
  • Ellen
    Jan 22, 2019
    I love a mystery that uses the political and sociocultural influences of the times to enhance the story. Boston is the setting, in the 1940?s, where racism and corruption exist in the background. Reggie and Hamish are hired to find out who is harassing a Black baseball player, when t...
  • Karin Carlson
    Jan 07, 2019
    This is the second book in the series involving Hamish and Reggie. I was hoping they would have improved since the first outing but sadly they may have gotten worse. I had such a hard time finishing this. It, much like the first one, was not too mysterious. Or thrilling. The way the ch...
  • Rachel
    May 08, 2019
    Even better than the first one! I felt like we got a lot more character development with Reggie and Hamish, individually (and together...). I will say I enjoyed the character plot on their development even more than their latest mystery, but it was such a good read. I enjoy the setti...
  • Amanda G. Stevens
    Feb 24, 2019
    Read for endorsement! Review to come! ...
  • Best In Suspense - Kelly Underwood
    Apr 19, 2019
    Hamish DeLuca and Reggie Van Buren are back in action with their own private investigation firm. Just be warned that it helps to read Murder at the Flamingo to know what?s happened in the past. This isn?t meant as a stand-alone novel. While there is a murder (as the title implies) ...
  • Jan
    Jan 28, 2019
    I had some trouble getting into the 1940s mindset, but enjoyed all the twists and turns of the plot. It starts out with a bang and then kind of runs along like an old school rolley coaster with ups, downs, and variant speed. Lots of bad guys to boo and hiss at. The main characters are ...
  • Dorothy
    Feb 26, 2019
    I chose to read this book based on the time period and the description of the story and the heroine, Reggie, and her quest for independence. I was not aware that this was the second book with these characters; I felt left out through some of the story, even as much as the author tried ...
  • Cass
    May 07, 2019
    ?A little mystery, lots of injustice.? Murder in the City of Liberty centres on a crime-solving duo - former heiress Regina ?Reggie? Van Buren and shy lawyer Hamish DeLuca - who receive their latest case in the form of a series of hate crimes potentially linked to the outbre...
  • Rachel Woodward
    Apr 28, 2019
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  • Celia
    Apr 03, 2019
    This is a second book in a mystery series. I did not have the benefit of reading the first book. Like some other modern mystery series, the latter books must recount much of the action of the earlier books. Like some of the recent mystery series I recently have read, the focus of the s...
  • Melissa Lee
    Jan 29, 2019
    Rating: 3.5/5 Murder in the City of Liberty is set two years after the first book Murder at the Flamingo. Europe and Hamish?s homeland Canada are at war, but the US has yet to join. Although they were not yet in the trenches; racism and anti-Semitism was growing fast. This sec...
  • Samantha
    Mar 28, 2019
    Can?t say enough good things about this series. It?s charming, atmospheric, and very sweet without ever getting too sappy. The mystery was better in the first book than in this installment of the series, as the plot concerning the waterfront property felt unnecessarily convolut...
  • Seema Rao
    Feb 14, 2019
    Fast-paced ~ Richly-detailed ~ Stressful tl;dr: Mystery in Boston touches on prejudice. This face-paced mystery novel set at the cusp of War War II tells about the American milieu. Boston was full of baseball, beautiful buildings, and antisemitism. This a great historic mystery,...
  • Miranda Atchley
    Jan 26, 2019
    With a war stirring across the pond, tensions are high in 1940s Boston. As sides are taken and lines are drawn, Hamish and Reggie must find out where they stand?both as individuals and together?and who to trust. Returning to the Van Buren and DeLuca Mysteries is a bit like revis...
  • Janka H.
    May 09, 2019
    Reggie and Hamish sleuthing team is at work to solve the seemingly petty crimes in the baseball world. After two years, Reggie and Hamish are still friends. Oh wells, good luck with that. Luckily, there are gangsters of all sorts to provide the opening for the changes in their rela...
  • Crittermom
    Feb 01, 2019
    Murder in the City of Liberty is an astoundingly good historical thriller set in pre-WWII Boston. Not only does it capture the feel of the time, it accurately captures the social unrest and ingrained bigotry that was common. While it doesn?t pull punches when showing antisemitism, co...
  • Patti Whitson Stephenson
    Feb 12, 2019
    Reading this book makes me feel as if I?d just watched an old pre-war 1940?s movie. I was glad to read more of Reggie and Hamish?s story. The author makes references to this in the book, but they could be modeled after Nick and Nora Charles in ?The Thin Man? movies filmed dur...
  • Bernice Wong
    Mar 02, 2019
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  • E
    Mar 17, 2019
    I love old movies. In fact, if you give me a choice between a clean modern movie and an old movie, I will almost always choose the old movie. I don't know what it is about old movies but the actresses are classier, the actors are more handsome and debonair and the acting is so much bet...
  • Leah Polonenko
    Mar 10, 2019
    I LOVED this book. Absolutely LOVED this book. I was really excited to read this because I loved "Murder at the Flamingo" and was excited to see the next adventures of Hamish and Reggie. Once again, McMillan made me fall in love with Boston. I also loved how this was a lovely continuat...
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    Dec 09, 2018
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