Murder at the Mayfair Hotel - C.J. Archer

Murder at the Mayfair Hotel

By C.J. Archer

  • Release Date: 2020-12-01
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4
From 842 Ratings


It was the most fashionable place to stay in London, until murder made a reservation. Solve the puzzle in this new cozy historical murder mystery from USA Today bestselling author of the Glass and Steele series.

December 1899. After the death of her beloved grandmother, Cleopatra Fox moves into the luxury hotel owned by her estranged uncle in the hopes of putting hardship and loneliness behind her. But the poisoning of a guest on Christmas eve throws her new life, and the hotel, into chaos.

Cleo quickly realizes no one can be trusted, not Scotland Yard and especially not the hotel’s charming assistant manager. With the New Year’s Eve ball approaching fast and the hotel’s reputation hanging by a thread, Cleo must find the killer before the ball, and the hotel itself, are ruined. But catching a murderer proves just as difficult as navigating the hotel’s hierarchy and the peculiarities of her family. 

Can Cleo find the killer before the new century begins? Or will someone get away with murder?


  • Dynamic and Fun!

    By jaspersmanyminds
    This was my first mystery novel. At least, the first one I willingly finished. The characters talk realistically and while the narrative only tells Fox’s perspective, you still get a picture of the different dynamics. For those just getting started in mysteries, and for those who are looking for a quicker but still interesting read, this is definitely a good option! This sets up the relationship between characters beautifully, and I cannot wait to see their dynamics grow as well as what new characters appear down the series! I would give a 4.5, but Apple does not allow that, so 4.0 it is!
  • ok, nothing special

    By elli_e88
    it wasn’t bad, not that good either, but pretty good light read
  • Good Title

    By Swan rock
    The story is enjoyable and keeps one's interest to see what happens. Goodness wins over evil which so many of today's writers ignore, then wonder why our present society is so messed up. Thank you. Fran
  • Murder at the Mayfair Hotel

    By Bev teacher
    A fun mystery. Main character is a little impetuous.
  • Good Read

    By lovemyromance
    Engaging. Exciting. In-depth character development.
  • Murder at the Mayfair Hotel

    By BellaOfTheShire
    Cleopatra Fox reluctantly accepts her aunt and uncle’s offer to move into the hotel they own. Though she wishes to earn her keep, her uncle quickly informs her that he expects no more from her than from his own daughter. Despite being counseled to live a life of leisure, Cleo chooses to try to help by trying to unravel the mystery behind the death of a guest. Her inquiries help her introduce herself to staff and guests alike, but they also lead to bad outcomes for some of her new acquaintances. While the setting and story intrigued me, a couple of the characters seemed inconsistent in their behavior. I also found myself pulled out of the story quite a few times by poor word choices that distracted from or contradicted the ongoing action in a scene.
  • Murder At The Mayfair Hotel.

    I Love Cleo. Her gift for sniffing out the truth is compelling. Cant wait to see if she finally hooks up with Mr Armitage❣️Some great characters. Victor is a good one😄
  • Love this

    By Ms. Eliza Scarlet
    I never read a book by this author before and Im surprised I never discovered her before. Love the characters and plot. Definitely reading the entire series.
  • Good Mystery, Annoying MC

    By bbnightengale
    To be fair, I really liked Cleo at the beginning, and then it just went down hill. She kept getting angry at people for assuming things and then she would go off and do just that. She was a hypocrite in so many ways. The mystery itself was great, and the writing was lovely. I will try out the sequel to see if Cleo gets better though.
  • Disappointing

    By 2jellybeans
    This is one of my absolute favorite authors. I have read most if not all of her books. But I can’t wrap my brain around this one. The lead character is rude, disrespectful, presumptuous, thoughtless, arrogant… I just don’t like her. I’m not going to read this series and I’m disappointed about that. I finished the book because I kept thinking something was going to happen to straighten her out ... redeem her personality and the story. But it didn’t. Oh well, I guess you can’t bat home runs all the time.