‘A Proposal to Die For is wonderfully smooth and glamorous, in the style of Agatha Christie combined with the beauty of Gatsby.’ – The Storycollector Blog
‘When it’s as charming as A Proposal to Die For, mystery and history make the most wonderful combination.’ – Little Bookness Lane
A dead art collector. A mysterious heiress. From the London tea rooms to the fog-shrouded Dartmoor countryside, can novice detective Lady Alkmene crack the case?
When Lady Alkmene reads in the newspaper about a mysterious death, she is convinced it is connected with the glamourous Broadway star, Evelyn Steinbeck, who recently came to town and is suddenly heiress to a large fortune.
Alkmene is determined to dig into Ms. Steinbeck's past, but her investigations are hampered by an infuriatingly opinionated reporter. Raised with a grudge against anybody with privilege, Jake Dubois is determined to prove the 'debutante detective' is out of her depth.
Working as much against as with each other in their pursuit of the killer, Alkmene and her new-found 'ally' uncover an explosive mixture of passion, greed and revenge that pushes their resolve and survival skills to the limits.
Can they rely on each other, despite their differences, to catch a clever killer before he catches them?
The twenties have never been so dangerous! Join Lady Alkmene on her hunt for missing heirs, stolen diamonds and legendary treasures in the Lady Alkmene Mysteries:
1. A Proposal to Die For
2. Diamonds of Death
3. Deadly Treasures
4. A Fatal Masquerade
Packed with glamour, danger, eccentric characters and atmospheric locations, each book can be read as standalone and in random order.
Praise for Vivian Conroy
‘The first in a new series, this is a well written historical mystery with just a hint of attitude.’ Cayocosta72 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wow, I very much loved this book. It is the first I've read by Vivian but most definitely will not be the last.’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Ms Conroy’s writing is fresh and entertaining, it’s like an episode of Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries sprinkled with what I can only describe as a good old-fashioned Miss Marple.’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Both the story and characters were well written and whenever I had to put the book down I couldn’t wait to start reading again.’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This would suit anyone who has not so far stepped into the world of cosy mysteries and if you are already a fan, this will not disappoint.’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Loved every minute of this.’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Readers love Vivian Conroy’s Mysteries!
‘ A good old-fashioned whodunit’
‘Vivian most definitely did not disappoint’
‘Engaging, well written, and entertaining’
‘If you like a really good mystery on a par with Christie then this is for you’
About the author
VIVIAN CONROY discovered Agatha Christie at thirteen and devoured all the Poirot and Miss Marple stories. Even more fun than reading was thinking up her own fog-filled alleys, missing heirs and priceless artefacts. So Vivian created feisty Lady Alkmene and reporter Jake Dubois sleuthing in 1920s’ London and the countryside, first appearing in A Proposal to Die For. For the latest on #LadyAlkmene, with a dash of dogs and chocolate, follow Vivian on Twitter via @VivWrites
A Proposal To Die For
Loved sll these characters. Really wanted Jake to kiss The Ladyship❣️