Review: Miss Aldridge Regrets by Louise Hare

Title: Miss Aldridge Regrets

Author: Louise HAre

Pages: 368 Pages

Publisher: HQ

The Blurb

Lena Aldridge is wondering if life has passed her by. The dazzling theatre career she hoped for hasn’t worked out. Instead, she’s stuck singing in a sticky-floored basement club in Soho and her married lover has just left her. She has nothing to look forward to until a stranger offers her the chance of a lifetime: a starring role on Broadway and a first-class ticket on the Queen Mary bound for New York. 

After a murder at the club, the timing couldn’t be better and Lena jumps at the chance to escape England. Until death follows her onto the ship and she realises that her greatest performance has already begun.

Because someone is making manoeuvres behind the scenes, and there’s only one thing on their mind…


Miss Aldridge Regrets is the exquisite new novel from Louise Hare. A brilliant murder mystery, it also explores class, race and pre-WWII politics, and will leave readers reeling from the beauty and power of it.

The Review

When Lena Aldridge finder herself at the heart of a murder investigation she has to take a strong look at her life and what left her in this vulnerable situation. Out at sea, Lena has to help solve the crime to exonerate herself. How can she do this when she is al alone without anyone to vouch for her?

Miss Aldridge Regrets is a cosy crime novel set at sea. It is one of those novels that you can pick up and put down without overthinking things and getting too stressed out. It had layers to it. Besides looking at the underbelly of crime it also looked at racial issues during the 1920s. It was a brilliant amalgamation of contentious issues along side a crime story.

A really enjoyable read.

Miss Aldridge Regrets by Louise Hare is available now.

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