Murder at the Flamingo

Murder at the Flamingo

?Maybe it was time to land straight in the middle of the adventure?? Hamish DeLuca has spent most of his life trying to hide the anxiety that appears at the most inopportune times -- including during his first real court case as a new lawyer. Determined to rise above his father?s expectations, Hamish runs away to Boston where his cousin, Luca Valari, is opening a fashionabl ?Maybe it was time to land straight in the middle of the adventure?? Hamish DeLuca has spent most of...

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Title:Murder at the Flamingo
Author:Rachel McMillan
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:0785216928
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:343 pages pages

Murder at the Flamingo Reviews

  • Cara Putman
    Jul 21, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

    Rachel McMillan has done it again with an atmospheric historical mystery with great relationships at the core. Murder at the Flamingo was a charming pilot to a new series that features a girl and guy detective team this time, set in 1930s Boston. The descriptions are rich and I really ...

    4.5 stars "You are only as strong as the moment that finds you braver than you have ever been." Not many people would consider Hamish DeLuca to be brave; brilliant, introverted, unpredictably anxious maybe, but not brave. Or perhaps he just needed the opportunity. For when Hamis...

    I confess to it! I will give up and admit that I was not expecting to fall so very much in love with Mr. Hamish Deluca. But oh my stars!! He is a delight from the first pages to the last and by the time I closed the book, I was thoroughly convinced that I wished he were real. He and Re...

    Murder at the Flamingo is a dynamite beginning to McMillan?s newest series. Both a coming-of-age tale and a twisty case of whodunit, readers will fall in love with her delightfully complicated characters. 1937 Boston leaps to life in vivid detail, while the author?s portrayal of an...

    I had an international trip to pack for and shouldn't have picked up this book when I did, but Hamish DeLuca is a bit irresistible ? If you?re looking for a talented writer capable of writing a literary novel with a twist of mystery, look no further. There's something about Rac...

    A delightful read for those who love the glamour of the 1930s. This book is an ode to Boston and a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. It is a journey of self-growth wrapped inside an intriguing mystery. Who?s the villain? There are many good culprits. But the hero is ne...

  • Patti Henry
    Jul 17, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

    Rachel McMillan has done it again with an atmospheric historical mystery with great relationships at the core. Murder at the Flamingo was a charming pilot to a new series that features a girl and guy detective team this time, set in 1930s Boston. The descriptions are rich and I really ...

    4.5 stars "You are only as strong as the moment that finds you braver than you have ever been." Not many people would consider Hamish DeLuca to be brave; brilliant, introverted, unpredictably anxious maybe, but not brave. Or perhaps he just needed the opportunity. For when Hamis...

    I confess to it! I will give up and admit that I was not expecting to fall so very much in love with Mr. Hamish Deluca. But oh my stars!! He is a delight from the first pages to the last and by the time I closed the book, I was thoroughly convinced that I wished he were real. He and Re...

    Murder at the Flamingo is a dynamite beginning to McMillan?s newest series. Both a coming-of-age tale and a twisty case of whodunit, readers will fall in love with her delightfully complicated characters. 1937 Boston leaps to life in vivid detail, while the author?s portrayal of an...

    I had an international trip to pack for and shouldn't have picked up this book when I did, but Hamish DeLuca is a bit irresistible ? If you?re looking for a talented writer capable of writing a literary novel with a twist of mystery, look no further. There's something about Rac...

    A delightful read for those who love the glamour of the 1930s. This book is an ode to Boston and a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. It is a journey of self-growth wrapped inside an intriguing mystery. Who?s the villain? There are many good culprits. But the hero is ne...

    I LOVE THIS NOVEL. In a story both atmospheric and thrilling, we meet Hamish and Reggie, who are brought together at just the right time in just the right place. But there is so much more to this novel than just a mystery to be solved; there are also two lives that intersect as they le...

  • Cheryl
    Jun 12, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

    Rachel McMillan has done it again with an atmospheric historical mystery with great relationships at the core. Murder at the Flamingo was a charming pilot to a new series that features a girl and guy detective team this time, set in 1930s Boston. The descriptions are rich and I really ...

    4.5 stars "You are only as strong as the moment that finds you braver than you have ever been." Not many people would consider Hamish DeLuca to be brave; brilliant, introverted, unpredictably anxious maybe, but not brave. Or perhaps he just needed the opportunity. For when Hamis...

    I confess to it! I will give up and admit that I was not expecting to fall so very much in love with Mr. Hamish Deluca. But oh my stars!! He is a delight from the first pages to the last and by the time I closed the book, I was thoroughly convinced that I wished he were real. He and Re...

    Murder at the Flamingo is a dynamite beginning to McMillan?s newest series. Both a coming-of-age tale and a twisty case of whodunit, readers will fall in love with her delightfully complicated characters. 1937 Boston leaps to life in vivid detail, while the author?s portrayal of an...

    I had an international trip to pack for and shouldn't have picked up this book when I did, but Hamish DeLuca is a bit irresistible ? If you?re looking for a talented writer capable of writing a literary novel with a twist of mystery, look no further. There's something about Rac...

    A delightful read for those who love the glamour of the 1930s. This book is an ode to Boston and a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. It is a journey of self-growth wrapped inside an intriguing mystery. Who?s the villain? There are many good culprits. But the hero is ne...

    I LOVE THIS NOVEL. In a story both atmospheric and thrilling, we meet Hamish and Reggie, who are brought together at just the right time in just the right place. But there is so much more to this novel than just a mystery to be solved; there are also two lives that intersect as they le...

    Love love and love!! Sometimes the things that we believe hinder us can be the very things that make us exactly who we are. What we believe are issues that need to be kept hidden and kept secret could possibly be the very tools used to get us right where we need to be. Those insecuriti...

    If there's one thing I can count on in a Rachel McMillan novel, it's that I'm going to love the characters she creates. If there's another thing, it's that the story she weaves is going to be enthralling. McMillan delivers on both in Murder at the Flamingo. With beautifully conceiv...

    A perfectly-flawed hero and a liberty-seeking lady are the backbone of this delightful and lively mystery novel. Grounded in a city that is no stranger to independence, Hamish and Reggie seek what it means to be free beneath the lights of Boston's glitziest nightclub...and a murder tha...

    This was so entertaining! I loved this! Here are my full thoughts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8dz0... ...

    Hamish DeLuca and Regina (Reggie) Van Buren both leave home and meet in Boston. They find themselves involved in the life of Luca Valari as he opens his nightclub, The Flamingo. Reggie is Luca's secretary and Hamish is Luca's cousin. On opening night, a woman is found dead and the auth...

    You know there's just something about Hamish DeLuca. A detective with severe social anxiety, his Girl Friday, ex-debutante Regina Van Buren, a city that is at turns dark and beautiful, whiffs of a revolutionary past in a place of liberty, way too many Hunchback of Notre Dame quotes ...

    *Actual rating: 2.5 stars* It's not a bad book by any means, but too slow-paced for my tastes. The murder doesn't even take place until 60% of the way through the story. Hamish was quite a likable character, though. ...

    Oh, Hamish...My Hamish...Where have you been all my life? Hamish is my kindred spirit. My best friend. The fictional character that I so desperately want to meet. For Rachel McMillan to take something that she has personally dealt with her whole life, and give it to her HERO...It i...

    With writing that was at times reminiscent of golden age mysteries, Rachel McMillan amuses, enchants, and leads the reader through a cozy mystery and adventure set in 1937 Boston full of interesting characters and an unlikely detective duo. On finishing this first Van Buren and DeLu...

    A unique start to a new series, set in 1937 Boston. Underneath the glitz and glamour of the nightclub scene lurks dark secrets and sinister characters. Loosely linked to the fun Herringford and Watts series, the fledgling detective team of Hamish DeLuca and Regina 'Reggie' Van Buren fi...

    A mystery that unfolds gently, with an unlikely hero and heroine at the helm, Murder at the Flamingo is a smashing start to a delightful new series. A historic thriller wrapped in 1930s magic set against a backdrop that is at times charming, and at others gritty, the novel boasts two e...

    You had me at....THE COVER!! Seriously. That vintage font and art deco image set the stage for a nightclub murder mystery in 1930s Boston! Reading experience with McMillan's other two sleuths, Herringford and Watt, should have prepared me for Reggie, a no nonsense, I got this, femi...

    This series debut sweeps the reader into a world of liquid-silk gowns, snazzy gangsters, smoke-filled dance floors, and star-crossed romance. Not to mention a bit of murder. Rachel McMillan breathes life into a cast of characters that defy the clichés of the genre: a rich girl who isn...

    I liked this book. It is a fun and charming and I enjoyed the time period. It felt like I was in the 1930's. Hamish and Reggie are great. They really held the story together as main leading characters. It was nice getting to experience everything for the first time through Hamish's eye...

  • Rachel McMillan
    Nov 11, 2017

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

    Rachel McMillan has done it again with an atmospheric historical mystery with great relationships at the core. Murder at the Flamingo was a charming pilot to a new series that features a girl and guy detective team this time, set in 1930s Boston. The descriptions are rich and I really ...

    4.5 stars "You are only as strong as the moment that finds you braver than you have ever been." Not many people would consider Hamish DeLuca to be brave; brilliant, introverted, unpredictably anxious maybe, but not brave. Or perhaps he just needed the opportunity. For when Hamis...

    I confess to it! I will give up and admit that I was not expecting to fall so very much in love with Mr. Hamish Deluca. But oh my stars!! He is a delight from the first pages to the last and by the time I closed the book, I was thoroughly convinced that I wished he were real. He and Re...

    Murder at the Flamingo is a dynamite beginning to McMillan?s newest series. Both a coming-of-age tale and a twisty case of whodunit, readers will fall in love with her delightfully complicated characters. 1937 Boston leaps to life in vivid detail, while the author?s portrayal of an...

    I had an international trip to pack for and shouldn't have picked up this book when I did, but Hamish DeLuca is a bit irresistible ? If you?re looking for a talented writer capable of writing a literary novel with a twist of mystery, look no further. There's something about Rac...

    A delightful read for those who love the glamour of the 1930s. This book is an ode to Boston and a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. It is a journey of self-growth wrapped inside an intriguing mystery. Who?s the villain? There are many good culprits. But the hero is ne...

    I LOVE THIS NOVEL. In a story both atmospheric and thrilling, we meet Hamish and Reggie, who are brought together at just the right time in just the right place. But there is so much more to this novel than just a mystery to be solved; there are also two lives that intersect as they le...

    Love love and love!! Sometimes the things that we believe hinder us can be the very things that make us exactly who we are. What we believe are issues that need to be kept hidden and kept secret could possibly be the very tools used to get us right where we need to be. Those insecuriti...

    If there's one thing I can count on in a Rachel McMillan novel, it's that I'm going to love the characters she creates. If there's another thing, it's that the story she weaves is going to be enthralling. McMillan delivers on both in Murder at the Flamingo. With beautifully conceiv...

    A perfectly-flawed hero and a liberty-seeking lady are the backbone of this delightful and lively mystery novel. Grounded in a city that is no stranger to independence, Hamish and Reggie seek what it means to be free beneath the lights of Boston's glitziest nightclub...and a murder tha...

    This was so entertaining! I loved this! Here are my full thoughts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8dz0... ...

    Hamish DeLuca and Regina (Reggie) Van Buren both leave home and meet in Boston. They find themselves involved in the life of Luca Valari as he opens his nightclub, The Flamingo. Reggie is Luca's secretary and Hamish is Luca's cousin. On opening night, a woman is found dead and the auth...

    You know there's just something about Hamish DeLuca. A detective with severe social anxiety, his Girl Friday, ex-debutante Regina Van Buren, a city that is at turns dark and beautiful, whiffs of a revolutionary past in a place of liberty, way too many Hunchback of Notre Dame quotes ...

  • Allison
    Jul 12, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

    Rachel McMillan has done it again with an atmospheric historical mystery with great relationships at the core. Murder at the Flamingo was a charming pilot to a new series that features a girl and guy detective team this time, set in 1930s Boston. The descriptions are rich and I really ...

    4.5 stars "You are only as strong as the moment that finds you braver than you have ever been." Not many people would consider Hamish DeLuca to be brave; brilliant, introverted, unpredictably anxious maybe, but not brave. Or perhaps he just needed the opportunity. For when Hamis...

    I confess to it! I will give up and admit that I was not expecting to fall so very much in love with Mr. Hamish Deluca. But oh my stars!! He is a delight from the first pages to the last and by the time I closed the book, I was thoroughly convinced that I wished he were real. He and Re...

    Murder at the Flamingo is a dynamite beginning to McMillan?s newest series. Both a coming-of-age tale and a twisty case of whodunit, readers will fall in love with her delightfully complicated characters. 1937 Boston leaps to life in vivid detail, while the author?s portrayal of an...

    I had an international trip to pack for and shouldn't have picked up this book when I did, but Hamish DeLuca is a bit irresistible ? If you?re looking for a talented writer capable of writing a literary novel with a twist of mystery, look no further. There's something about Rac...

    A delightful read for those who love the glamour of the 1930s. This book is an ode to Boston and a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. It is a journey of self-growth wrapped inside an intriguing mystery. Who?s the villain? There are many good culprits. But the hero is ne...

    I LOVE THIS NOVEL. In a story both atmospheric and thrilling, we meet Hamish and Reggie, who are brought together at just the right time in just the right place. But there is so much more to this novel than just a mystery to be solved; there are also two lives that intersect as they le...

    Love love and love!! Sometimes the things that we believe hinder us can be the very things that make us exactly who we are. What we believe are issues that need to be kept hidden and kept secret could possibly be the very tools used to get us right where we need to be. Those insecuriti...

    If there's one thing I can count on in a Rachel McMillan novel, it's that I'm going to love the characters she creates. If there's another thing, it's that the story she weaves is going to be enthralling. McMillan delivers on both in Murder at the Flamingo. With beautifully conceiv...

    A perfectly-flawed hero and a liberty-seeking lady are the backbone of this delightful and lively mystery novel. Grounded in a city that is no stranger to independence, Hamish and Reggie seek what it means to be free beneath the lights of Boston's glitziest nightclub...and a murder tha...

    This was so entertaining! I loved this! Here are my full thoughts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8dz0... ...

    Hamish DeLuca and Regina (Reggie) Van Buren both leave home and meet in Boston. They find themselves involved in the life of Luca Valari as he opens his nightclub, The Flamingo. Reggie is Luca's secretary and Hamish is Luca's cousin. On opening night, a woman is found dead and the auth...

    You know there's just something about Hamish DeLuca. A detective with severe social anxiety, his Girl Friday, ex-debutante Regina Van Buren, a city that is at turns dark and beautiful, whiffs of a revolutionary past in a place of liberty, way too many Hunchback of Notre Dame quotes ...

    *Actual rating: 2.5 stars* It's not a bad book by any means, but too slow-paced for my tastes. The murder doesn't even take place until 60% of the way through the story. Hamish was quite a likable character, though. ...

    Oh, Hamish...My Hamish...Where have you been all my life? Hamish is my kindred spirit. My best friend. The fictional character that I so desperately want to meet. For Rachel McMillan to take something that she has personally dealt with her whole life, and give it to her HERO...It i...

    With writing that was at times reminiscent of golden age mysteries, Rachel McMillan amuses, enchants, and leads the reader through a cozy mystery and adventure set in 1937 Boston full of interesting characters and an unlikely detective duo. On finishing this first Van Buren and DeLu...

    A unique start to a new series, set in 1937 Boston. Underneath the glitz and glamour of the nightclub scene lurks dark secrets and sinister characters. Loosely linked to the fun Herringford and Watts series, the fledgling detective team of Hamish DeLuca and Regina 'Reggie' Van Buren fi...

    A mystery that unfolds gently, with an unlikely hero and heroine at the helm, Murder at the Flamingo is a smashing start to a delightful new series. A historic thriller wrapped in 1930s magic set against a backdrop that is at times charming, and at others gritty, the novel boasts two e...

    You had me at....THE COVER!! Seriously. That vintage font and art deco image set the stage for a nightclub murder mystery in 1930s Boston! Reading experience with McMillan's other two sleuths, Herringford and Watt, should have prepared me for Reggie, a no nonsense, I got this, femi...

    This series debut sweeps the reader into a world of liquid-silk gowns, snazzy gangsters, smoke-filled dance floors, and star-crossed romance. Not to mention a bit of murder. Rachel McMillan breathes life into a cast of characters that defy the clichés of the genre: a rich girl who isn...

  • Megan
    Sep 12, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

  • Jocelyn Green
    Mar 20, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

  • Kara
    Jul 27, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

    Rachel McMillan has done it again with an atmospheric historical mystery with great relationships at the core. Murder at the Flamingo was a charming pilot to a new series that features a girl and guy detective team this time, set in 1930s Boston. The descriptions are rich and I really ...

    4.5 stars "You are only as strong as the moment that finds you braver than you have ever been." Not many people would consider Hamish DeLuca to be brave; brilliant, introverted, unpredictably anxious maybe, but not brave. Or perhaps he just needed the opportunity. For when Hamis...

    I confess to it! I will give up and admit that I was not expecting to fall so very much in love with Mr. Hamish Deluca. But oh my stars!! He is a delight from the first pages to the last and by the time I closed the book, I was thoroughly convinced that I wished he were real. He and Re...

  • Clara
    May 03, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

    Rachel McMillan has done it again with an atmospheric historical mystery with great relationships at the core. Murder at the Flamingo was a charming pilot to a new series that features a girl and guy detective team this time, set in 1930s Boston. The descriptions are rich and I really ...

    4.5 stars "You are only as strong as the moment that finds you braver than you have ever been." Not many people would consider Hamish DeLuca to be brave; brilliant, introverted, unpredictably anxious maybe, but not brave. Or perhaps he just needed the opportunity. For when Hamis...

    I confess to it! I will give up and admit that I was not expecting to fall so very much in love with Mr. Hamish Deluca. But oh my stars!! He is a delight from the first pages to the last and by the time I closed the book, I was thoroughly convinced that I wished he were real. He and Re...

    Murder at the Flamingo is a dynamite beginning to McMillan?s newest series. Both a coming-of-age tale and a twisty case of whodunit, readers will fall in love with her delightfully complicated characters. 1937 Boston leaps to life in vivid detail, while the author?s portrayal of an...

    I had an international trip to pack for and shouldn't have picked up this book when I did, but Hamish DeLuca is a bit irresistible ? If you?re looking for a talented writer capable of writing a literary novel with a twist of mystery, look no further. There's something about Rac...

  • Katherine
    Apr 10, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

    Rachel McMillan has done it again with an atmospheric historical mystery with great relationships at the core. Murder at the Flamingo was a charming pilot to a new series that features a girl and guy detective team this time, set in 1930s Boston. The descriptions are rich and I really ...

    4.5 stars "You are only as strong as the moment that finds you braver than you have ever been." Not many people would consider Hamish DeLuca to be brave; brilliant, introverted, unpredictably anxious maybe, but not brave. Or perhaps he just needed the opportunity. For when Hamis...

    I confess to it! I will give up and admit that I was not expecting to fall so very much in love with Mr. Hamish Deluca. But oh my stars!! He is a delight from the first pages to the last and by the time I closed the book, I was thoroughly convinced that I wished he were real. He and Re...

    Murder at the Flamingo is a dynamite beginning to McMillan?s newest series. Both a coming-of-age tale and a twisty case of whodunit, readers will fall in love with her delightfully complicated characters. 1937 Boston leaps to life in vivid detail, while the author?s portrayal of an...

    I had an international trip to pack for and shouldn't have picked up this book when I did, but Hamish DeLuca is a bit irresistible ? If you?re looking for a talented writer capable of writing a literary novel with a twist of mystery, look no further. There's something about Rac...

    A delightful read for those who love the glamour of the 1930s. This book is an ode to Boston and a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. It is a journey of self-growth wrapped inside an intriguing mystery. Who?s the villain? There are many good culprits. But the hero is ne...

    I LOVE THIS NOVEL. In a story both atmospheric and thrilling, we meet Hamish and Reggie, who are brought together at just the right time in just the right place. But there is so much more to this novel than just a mystery to be solved; there are also two lives that intersect as they le...

    Love love and love!! Sometimes the things that we believe hinder us can be the very things that make us exactly who we are. What we believe are issues that need to be kept hidden and kept secret could possibly be the very tools used to get us right where we need to be. Those insecuriti...

    If there's one thing I can count on in a Rachel McMillan novel, it's that I'm going to love the characters she creates. If there's another thing, it's that the story she weaves is going to be enthralling. McMillan delivers on both in Murder at the Flamingo. With beautifully conceiv...

    A perfectly-flawed hero and a liberty-seeking lady are the backbone of this delightful and lively mystery novel. Grounded in a city that is no stranger to independence, Hamish and Reggie seek what it means to be free beneath the lights of Boston's glitziest nightclub...and a murder tha...

    This was so entertaining! I loved this! Here are my full thoughts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8dz0... ...

    Hamish DeLuca and Regina (Reggie) Van Buren both leave home and meet in Boston. They find themselves involved in the life of Luca Valari as he opens his nightclub, The Flamingo. Reggie is Luca's secretary and Hamish is Luca's cousin. On opening night, a woman is found dead and the auth...

  • Suzie
    Jul 20, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

    Rachel McMillan has done it again with an atmospheric historical mystery with great relationships at the core. Murder at the Flamingo was a charming pilot to a new series that features a girl and guy detective team this time, set in 1930s Boston. The descriptions are rich and I really ...

    4.5 stars "You are only as strong as the moment that finds you braver than you have ever been." Not many people would consider Hamish DeLuca to be brave; brilliant, introverted, unpredictably anxious maybe, but not brave. Or perhaps he just needed the opportunity. For when Hamis...

    I confess to it! I will give up and admit that I was not expecting to fall so very much in love with Mr. Hamish Deluca. But oh my stars!! He is a delight from the first pages to the last and by the time I closed the book, I was thoroughly convinced that I wished he were real. He and Re...

    Murder at the Flamingo is a dynamite beginning to McMillan?s newest series. Both a coming-of-age tale and a twisty case of whodunit, readers will fall in love with her delightfully complicated characters. 1937 Boston leaps to life in vivid detail, while the author?s portrayal of an...

    I had an international trip to pack for and shouldn't have picked up this book when I did, but Hamish DeLuca is a bit irresistible ? If you?re looking for a talented writer capable of writing a literary novel with a twist of mystery, look no further. There's something about Rac...

    A delightful read for those who love the glamour of the 1930s. This book is an ode to Boston and a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. It is a journey of self-growth wrapped inside an intriguing mystery. Who?s the villain? There are many good culprits. But the hero is ne...

    I LOVE THIS NOVEL. In a story both atmospheric and thrilling, we meet Hamish and Reggie, who are brought together at just the right time in just the right place. But there is so much more to this novel than just a mystery to be solved; there are also two lives that intersect as they le...

    Love love and love!! Sometimes the things that we believe hinder us can be the very things that make us exactly who we are. What we believe are issues that need to be kept hidden and kept secret could possibly be the very tools used to get us right where we need to be. Those insecuriti...

    If there's one thing I can count on in a Rachel McMillan novel, it's that I'm going to love the characters she creates. If there's another thing, it's that the story she weaves is going to be enthralling. McMillan delivers on both in Murder at the Flamingo. With beautifully conceiv...

    A perfectly-flawed hero and a liberty-seeking lady are the backbone of this delightful and lively mystery novel. Grounded in a city that is no stranger to independence, Hamish and Reggie seek what it means to be free beneath the lights of Boston's glitziest nightclub...and a murder tha...

    This was so entertaining! I loved this! Here are my full thoughts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8dz0... ...

    Hamish DeLuca and Regina (Reggie) Van Buren both leave home and meet in Boston. They find themselves involved in the life of Luca Valari as he opens his nightclub, The Flamingo. Reggie is Luca's secretary and Hamish is Luca's cousin. On opening night, a woman is found dead and the auth...

    You know there's just something about Hamish DeLuca. A detective with severe social anxiety, his Girl Friday, ex-debutante Regina Van Buren, a city that is at turns dark and beautiful, whiffs of a revolutionary past in a place of liberty, way too many Hunchback of Notre Dame quotes ...

    *Actual rating: 2.5 stars* It's not a bad book by any means, but too slow-paced for my tastes. The murder doesn't even take place until 60% of the way through the story. Hamish was quite a likable character, though. ...

    Oh, Hamish...My Hamish...Where have you been all my life? Hamish is my kindred spirit. My best friend. The fictional character that I so desperately want to meet. For Rachel McMillan to take something that she has personally dealt with her whole life, and give it to her HERO...It i...

    With writing that was at times reminiscent of golden age mysteries, Rachel McMillan amuses, enchants, and leads the reader through a cozy mystery and adventure set in 1937 Boston full of interesting characters and an unlikely detective duo. On finishing this first Van Buren and DeLu...

    A unique start to a new series, set in 1937 Boston. Underneath the glitz and glamour of the nightclub scene lurks dark secrets and sinister characters. Loosely linked to the fun Herringford and Watts series, the fledgling detective team of Hamish DeLuca and Regina 'Reggie' Van Buren fi...

    A mystery that unfolds gently, with an unlikely hero and heroine at the helm, Murder at the Flamingo is a smashing start to a delightful new series. A historic thriller wrapped in 1930s magic set against a backdrop that is at times charming, and at others gritty, the novel boasts two e...

    You had me at....THE COVER!! Seriously. That vintage font and art deco image set the stage for a nightclub murder mystery in 1930s Boston! Reading experience with McMillan's other two sleuths, Herringford and Watt, should have prepared me for Reggie, a no nonsense, I got this, femi...

    This series debut sweeps the reader into a world of liquid-silk gowns, snazzy gangsters, smoke-filled dance floors, and star-crossed romance. Not to mention a bit of murder. Rachel McMillan breathes life into a cast of characters that defy the clichés of the genre: a rich girl who isn...

    I liked this book. It is a fun and charming and I enjoyed the time period. It felt like I was in the 1930's. Hamish and Reggie are great. They really held the story together as main leading characters. It was nice getting to experience everything for the first time through Hamish's eye...

    Wow, fellow readers. Just wow. There is so much I loved about Murder at the Flamingo, so get ready for some gushing about Rachel McMillan?s newest book. First, there?s Boston. Seeing the city through Hamish?s eyes and learning some of the history from Nick had me ready to plan...

  • Susie Finkbeiner
    Aug 05, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

    Rachel McMillan has done it again with an atmospheric historical mystery with great relationships at the core. Murder at the Flamingo was a charming pilot to a new series that features a girl and guy detective team this time, set in 1930s Boston. The descriptions are rich and I really ...

    4.5 stars "You are only as strong as the moment that finds you braver than you have ever been." Not many people would consider Hamish DeLuca to be brave; brilliant, introverted, unpredictably anxious maybe, but not brave. Or perhaps he just needed the opportunity. For when Hamis...

    I confess to it! I will give up and admit that I was not expecting to fall so very much in love with Mr. Hamish Deluca. But oh my stars!! He is a delight from the first pages to the last and by the time I closed the book, I was thoroughly convinced that I wished he were real. He and Re...

    Murder at the Flamingo is a dynamite beginning to McMillan?s newest series. Both a coming-of-age tale and a twisty case of whodunit, readers will fall in love with her delightfully complicated characters. 1937 Boston leaps to life in vivid detail, while the author?s portrayal of an...

    I had an international trip to pack for and shouldn't have picked up this book when I did, but Hamish DeLuca is a bit irresistible ? If you?re looking for a talented writer capable of writing a literary novel with a twist of mystery, look no further. There's something about Rac...

    A delightful read for those who love the glamour of the 1930s. This book is an ode to Boston and a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. It is a journey of self-growth wrapped inside an intriguing mystery. Who?s the villain? There are many good culprits. But the hero is ne...

    I LOVE THIS NOVEL. In a story both atmospheric and thrilling, we meet Hamish and Reggie, who are brought together at just the right time in just the right place. But there is so much more to this novel than just a mystery to be solved; there are also two lives that intersect as they le...

    Love love and love!! Sometimes the things that we believe hinder us can be the very things that make us exactly who we are. What we believe are issues that need to be kept hidden and kept secret could possibly be the very tools used to get us right where we need to be. Those insecuriti...

    If there's one thing I can count on in a Rachel McMillan novel, it's that I'm going to love the characters she creates. If there's another thing, it's that the story she weaves is going to be enthralling. McMillan delivers on both in Murder at the Flamingo. With beautifully conceiv...

  • Anna Lee Huber
    Jul 18, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

    Rachel McMillan has done it again with an atmospheric historical mystery with great relationships at the core. Murder at the Flamingo was a charming pilot to a new series that features a girl and guy detective team this time, set in 1930s Boston. The descriptions are rich and I really ...

    4.5 stars "You are only as strong as the moment that finds you braver than you have ever been." Not many people would consider Hamish DeLuca to be brave; brilliant, introverted, unpredictably anxious maybe, but not brave. Or perhaps he just needed the opportunity. For when Hamis...

    I confess to it! I will give up and admit that I was not expecting to fall so very much in love with Mr. Hamish Deluca. But oh my stars!! He is a delight from the first pages to the last and by the time I closed the book, I was thoroughly convinced that I wished he were real. He and Re...

    Murder at the Flamingo is a dynamite beginning to McMillan?s newest series. Both a coming-of-age tale and a twisty case of whodunit, readers will fall in love with her delightfully complicated characters. 1937 Boston leaps to life in vivid detail, while the author?s portrayal of an...

  • Rebecca
    Aug 05, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

    Rachel McMillan has done it again with an atmospheric historical mystery with great relationships at the core. Murder at the Flamingo was a charming pilot to a new series that features a girl and guy detective team this time, set in 1930s Boston. The descriptions are rich and I really ...

    4.5 stars "You are only as strong as the moment that finds you braver than you have ever been." Not many people would consider Hamish DeLuca to be brave; brilliant, introverted, unpredictably anxious maybe, but not brave. Or perhaps he just needed the opportunity. For when Hamis...

  • Courtney Clark
    Jul 01, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

  • Jessica
    Oct 14, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

    Rachel McMillan has done it again with an atmospheric historical mystery with great relationships at the core. Murder at the Flamingo was a charming pilot to a new series that features a girl and guy detective team this time, set in 1930s Boston. The descriptions are rich and I really ...

    4.5 stars "You are only as strong as the moment that finds you braver than you have ever been." Not many people would consider Hamish DeLuca to be brave; brilliant, introverted, unpredictably anxious maybe, but not brave. Or perhaps he just needed the opportunity. For when Hamis...

    I confess to it! I will give up and admit that I was not expecting to fall so very much in love with Mr. Hamish Deluca. But oh my stars!! He is a delight from the first pages to the last and by the time I closed the book, I was thoroughly convinced that I wished he were real. He and Re...

    Murder at the Flamingo is a dynamite beginning to McMillan?s newest series. Both a coming-of-age tale and a twisty case of whodunit, readers will fall in love with her delightfully complicated characters. 1937 Boston leaps to life in vivid detail, while the author?s portrayal of an...

    I had an international trip to pack for and shouldn't have picked up this book when I did, but Hamish DeLuca is a bit irresistible ? If you?re looking for a talented writer capable of writing a literary novel with a twist of mystery, look no further. There's something about Rac...

    A delightful read for those who love the glamour of the 1930s. This book is an ode to Boston and a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. It is a journey of self-growth wrapped inside an intriguing mystery. Who?s the villain? There are many good culprits. But the hero is ne...

    I LOVE THIS NOVEL. In a story both atmospheric and thrilling, we meet Hamish and Reggie, who are brought together at just the right time in just the right place. But there is so much more to this novel than just a mystery to be solved; there are also two lives that intersect as they le...

    Love love and love!! Sometimes the things that we believe hinder us can be the very things that make us exactly who we are. What we believe are issues that need to be kept hidden and kept secret could possibly be the very tools used to get us right where we need to be. Those insecuriti...

    If there's one thing I can count on in a Rachel McMillan novel, it's that I'm going to love the characters she creates. If there's another thing, it's that the story she weaves is going to be enthralling. McMillan delivers on both in Murder at the Flamingo. With beautifully conceiv...

    A perfectly-flawed hero and a liberty-seeking lady are the backbone of this delightful and lively mystery novel. Grounded in a city that is no stranger to independence, Hamish and Reggie seek what it means to be free beneath the lights of Boston's glitziest nightclub...and a murder tha...

    This was so entertaining! I loved this! Here are my full thoughts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8dz0... ...

    Hamish DeLuca and Regina (Reggie) Van Buren both leave home and meet in Boston. They find themselves involved in the life of Luca Valari as he opens his nightclub, The Flamingo. Reggie is Luca's secretary and Hamish is Luca's cousin. On opening night, a woman is found dead and the auth...

    You know there's just something about Hamish DeLuca. A detective with severe social anxiety, his Girl Friday, ex-debutante Regina Van Buren, a city that is at turns dark and beautiful, whiffs of a revolutionary past in a place of liberty, way too many Hunchback of Notre Dame quotes ...

    *Actual rating: 2.5 stars* It's not a bad book by any means, but too slow-paced for my tastes. The murder doesn't even take place until 60% of the way through the story. Hamish was quite a likable character, though. ...

    Oh, Hamish...My Hamish...Where have you been all my life? Hamish is my kindred spirit. My best friend. The fictional character that I so desperately want to meet. For Rachel McMillan to take something that she has personally dealt with her whole life, and give it to her HERO...It i...

    With writing that was at times reminiscent of golden age mysteries, Rachel McMillan amuses, enchants, and leads the reader through a cozy mystery and adventure set in 1937 Boston full of interesting characters and an unlikely detective duo. On finishing this first Van Buren and DeLu...

    A unique start to a new series, set in 1937 Boston. Underneath the glitz and glamour of the nightclub scene lurks dark secrets and sinister characters. Loosely linked to the fun Herringford and Watts series, the fledgling detective team of Hamish DeLuca and Regina 'Reggie' Van Buren fi...

    A mystery that unfolds gently, with an unlikely hero and heroine at the helm, Murder at the Flamingo is a smashing start to a delightful new series. A historic thriller wrapped in 1930s magic set against a backdrop that is at times charming, and at others gritty, the novel boasts two e...

    You had me at....THE COVER!! Seriously. That vintage font and art deco image set the stage for a nightclub murder mystery in 1930s Boston! Reading experience with McMillan's other two sleuths, Herringford and Watt, should have prepared me for Reggie, a no nonsense, I got this, femi...

    This series debut sweeps the reader into a world of liquid-silk gowns, snazzy gangsters, smoke-filled dance floors, and star-crossed romance. Not to mention a bit of murder. Rachel McMillan breathes life into a cast of characters that defy the clichés of the genre: a rich girl who isn...

    I liked this book. It is a fun and charming and I enjoyed the time period. It felt like I was in the 1930's. Hamish and Reggie are great. They really held the story together as main leading characters. It was nice getting to experience everything for the first time through Hamish's eye...

    Wow, fellow readers. Just wow. There is so much I loved about Murder at the Flamingo, so get ready for some gushing about Rachel McMillan?s newest book. First, there?s Boston. Seeing the city through Hamish?s eyes and learning some of the history from Nick had me ready to plan...

    After Hamish DeLuca?s anxiety gets the better of him during his first real court case as a lawyer, he runs away to his cousin, Luca Valari. Luca was the only person who never focused on Hamish?s flaw, and treated him like everyone else. Regina Van Buren comes from high-class soc...

  • Annette Gilbert
    Aug 04, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

    Rachel McMillan has done it again with an atmospheric historical mystery with great relationships at the core. Murder at the Flamingo was a charming pilot to a new series that features a girl and guy detective team this time, set in 1930s Boston. The descriptions are rich and I really ...

    4.5 stars "You are only as strong as the moment that finds you braver than you have ever been." Not many people would consider Hamish DeLuca to be brave; brilliant, introverted, unpredictably anxious maybe, but not brave. Or perhaps he just needed the opportunity. For when Hamis...

    I confess to it! I will give up and admit that I was not expecting to fall so very much in love with Mr. Hamish Deluca. But oh my stars!! He is a delight from the first pages to the last and by the time I closed the book, I was thoroughly convinced that I wished he were real. He and Re...

    Murder at the Flamingo is a dynamite beginning to McMillan?s newest series. Both a coming-of-age tale and a twisty case of whodunit, readers will fall in love with her delightfully complicated characters. 1937 Boston leaps to life in vivid detail, while the author?s portrayal of an...

    I had an international trip to pack for and shouldn't have picked up this book when I did, but Hamish DeLuca is a bit irresistible ? If you?re looking for a talented writer capable of writing a literary novel with a twist of mystery, look no further. There's something about Rac...

    A delightful read for those who love the glamour of the 1930s. This book is an ode to Boston and a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. It is a journey of self-growth wrapped inside an intriguing mystery. Who?s the villain? There are many good culprits. But the hero is ne...

    I LOVE THIS NOVEL. In a story both atmospheric and thrilling, we meet Hamish and Reggie, who are brought together at just the right time in just the right place. But there is so much more to this novel than just a mystery to be solved; there are also two lives that intersect as they le...

    Love love and love!! Sometimes the things that we believe hinder us can be the very things that make us exactly who we are. What we believe are issues that need to be kept hidden and kept secret could possibly be the very tools used to get us right where we need to be. Those insecuriti...

    If there's one thing I can count on in a Rachel McMillan novel, it's that I'm going to love the characters she creates. If there's another thing, it's that the story she weaves is going to be enthralling. McMillan delivers on both in Murder at the Flamingo. With beautifully conceiv...

    A perfectly-flawed hero and a liberty-seeking lady are the backbone of this delightful and lively mystery novel. Grounded in a city that is no stranger to independence, Hamish and Reggie seek what it means to be free beneath the lights of Boston's glitziest nightclub...and a murder tha...

    This was so entertaining! I loved this! Here are my full thoughts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8dz0... ...

    Hamish DeLuca and Regina (Reggie) Van Buren both leave home and meet in Boston. They find themselves involved in the life of Luca Valari as he opens his nightclub, The Flamingo. Reggie is Luca's secretary and Hamish is Luca's cousin. On opening night, a woman is found dead and the auth...

    You know there's just something about Hamish DeLuca. A detective with severe social anxiety, his Girl Friday, ex-debutante Regina Van Buren, a city that is at turns dark and beautiful, whiffs of a revolutionary past in a place of liberty, way too many Hunchback of Notre Dame quotes ...

    *Actual rating: 2.5 stars* It's not a bad book by any means, but too slow-paced for my tastes. The murder doesn't even take place until 60% of the way through the story. Hamish was quite a likable character, though. ...

    Oh, Hamish...My Hamish...Where have you been all my life? Hamish is my kindred spirit. My best friend. The fictional character that I so desperately want to meet. For Rachel McMillan to take something that she has personally dealt with her whole life, and give it to her HERO...It i...

    With writing that was at times reminiscent of golden age mysteries, Rachel McMillan amuses, enchants, and leads the reader through a cozy mystery and adventure set in 1937 Boston full of interesting characters and an unlikely detective duo. On finishing this first Van Buren and DeLu...

    A unique start to a new series, set in 1937 Boston. Underneath the glitz and glamour of the nightclub scene lurks dark secrets and sinister characters. Loosely linked to the fun Herringford and Watts series, the fledgling detective team of Hamish DeLuca and Regina 'Reggie' Van Buren fi...

    A mystery that unfolds gently, with an unlikely hero and heroine at the helm, Murder at the Flamingo is a smashing start to a delightful new series. A historic thriller wrapped in 1930s magic set against a backdrop that is at times charming, and at others gritty, the novel boasts two e...

    You had me at....THE COVER!! Seriously. That vintage font and art deco image set the stage for a nightclub murder mystery in 1930s Boston! Reading experience with McMillan's other two sleuths, Herringford and Watt, should have prepared me for Reggie, a no nonsense, I got this, femi...

  • Yvette
    Aug 29, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

    Rachel McMillan has done it again with an atmospheric historical mystery with great relationships at the core. Murder at the Flamingo was a charming pilot to a new series that features a girl and guy detective team this time, set in 1930s Boston. The descriptions are rich and I really ...

    4.5 stars "You are only as strong as the moment that finds you braver than you have ever been." Not many people would consider Hamish DeLuca to be brave; brilliant, introverted, unpredictably anxious maybe, but not brave. Or perhaps he just needed the opportunity. For when Hamis...

    I confess to it! I will give up and admit that I was not expecting to fall so very much in love with Mr. Hamish Deluca. But oh my stars!! He is a delight from the first pages to the last and by the time I closed the book, I was thoroughly convinced that I wished he were real. He and Re...

    Murder at the Flamingo is a dynamite beginning to McMillan?s newest series. Both a coming-of-age tale and a twisty case of whodunit, readers will fall in love with her delightfully complicated characters. 1937 Boston leaps to life in vivid detail, while the author?s portrayal of an...

    I had an international trip to pack for and shouldn't have picked up this book when I did, but Hamish DeLuca is a bit irresistible ? If you?re looking for a talented writer capable of writing a literary novel with a twist of mystery, look no further. There's something about Rac...

    A delightful read for those who love the glamour of the 1930s. This book is an ode to Boston and a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. It is a journey of self-growth wrapped inside an intriguing mystery. Who?s the villain? There are many good culprits. But the hero is ne...

    I LOVE THIS NOVEL. In a story both atmospheric and thrilling, we meet Hamish and Reggie, who are brought together at just the right time in just the right place. But there is so much more to this novel than just a mystery to be solved; there are also two lives that intersect as they le...

    Love love and love!! Sometimes the things that we believe hinder us can be the very things that make us exactly who we are. What we believe are issues that need to be kept hidden and kept secret could possibly be the very tools used to get us right where we need to be. Those insecuriti...

    If there's one thing I can count on in a Rachel McMillan novel, it's that I'm going to love the characters she creates. If there's another thing, it's that the story she weaves is going to be enthralling. McMillan delivers on both in Murder at the Flamingo. With beautifully conceiv...

    A perfectly-flawed hero and a liberty-seeking lady are the backbone of this delightful and lively mystery novel. Grounded in a city that is no stranger to independence, Hamish and Reggie seek what it means to be free beneath the lights of Boston's glitziest nightclub...and a murder tha...

    This was so entertaining! I loved this! Here are my full thoughts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8dz0... ...

    Hamish DeLuca and Regina (Reggie) Van Buren both leave home and meet in Boston. They find themselves involved in the life of Luca Valari as he opens his nightclub, The Flamingo. Reggie is Luca's secretary and Hamish is Luca's cousin. On opening night, a woman is found dead and the auth...

    You know there's just something about Hamish DeLuca. A detective with severe social anxiety, his Girl Friday, ex-debutante Regina Van Buren, a city that is at turns dark and beautiful, whiffs of a revolutionary past in a place of liberty, way too many Hunchback of Notre Dame quotes ...

    *Actual rating: 2.5 stars* It's not a bad book by any means, but too slow-paced for my tastes. The murder doesn't even take place until 60% of the way through the story. Hamish was quite a likable character, though. ...

    Oh, Hamish...My Hamish...Where have you been all my life? Hamish is my kindred spirit. My best friend. The fictional character that I so desperately want to meet. For Rachel McMillan to take something that she has personally dealt with her whole life, and give it to her HERO...It i...

    With writing that was at times reminiscent of golden age mysteries, Rachel McMillan amuses, enchants, and leads the reader through a cozy mystery and adventure set in 1937 Boston full of interesting characters and an unlikely detective duo. On finishing this first Van Buren and DeLu...

  • DJ Sakata
    Aug 14, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

  • Karen
    Apr 17, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

    Rachel McMillan has done it again with an atmospheric historical mystery with great relationships at the core. Murder at the Flamingo was a charming pilot to a new series that features a girl and guy detective team this time, set in 1930s Boston. The descriptions are rich and I really ...

    4.5 stars "You are only as strong as the moment that finds you braver than you have ever been." Not many people would consider Hamish DeLuca to be brave; brilliant, introverted, unpredictably anxious maybe, but not brave. Or perhaps he just needed the opportunity. For when Hamis...

    I confess to it! I will give up and admit that I was not expecting to fall so very much in love with Mr. Hamish Deluca. But oh my stars!! He is a delight from the first pages to the last and by the time I closed the book, I was thoroughly convinced that I wished he were real. He and Re...

    Murder at the Flamingo is a dynamite beginning to McMillan?s newest series. Both a coming-of-age tale and a twisty case of whodunit, readers will fall in love with her delightfully complicated characters. 1937 Boston leaps to life in vivid detail, while the author?s portrayal of an...

    I had an international trip to pack for and shouldn't have picked up this book when I did, but Hamish DeLuca is a bit irresistible ? If you?re looking for a talented writer capable of writing a literary novel with a twist of mystery, look no further. There's something about Rac...

    A delightful read for those who love the glamour of the 1930s. This book is an ode to Boston and a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. It is a journey of self-growth wrapped inside an intriguing mystery. Who?s the villain? There are many good culprits. But the hero is ne...

    I LOVE THIS NOVEL. In a story both atmospheric and thrilling, we meet Hamish and Reggie, who are brought together at just the right time in just the right place. But there is so much more to this novel than just a mystery to be solved; there are also two lives that intersect as they le...

    Love love and love!! Sometimes the things that we believe hinder us can be the very things that make us exactly who we are. What we believe are issues that need to be kept hidden and kept secret could possibly be the very tools used to get us right where we need to be. Those insecuriti...

    If there's one thing I can count on in a Rachel McMillan novel, it's that I'm going to love the characters she creates. If there's another thing, it's that the story she weaves is going to be enthralling. McMillan delivers on both in Murder at the Flamingo. With beautifully conceiv...

    A perfectly-flawed hero and a liberty-seeking lady are the backbone of this delightful and lively mystery novel. Grounded in a city that is no stranger to independence, Hamish and Reggie seek what it means to be free beneath the lights of Boston's glitziest nightclub...and a murder tha...

    This was so entertaining! I loved this! Here are my full thoughts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8dz0... ...

    Hamish DeLuca and Regina (Reggie) Van Buren both leave home and meet in Boston. They find themselves involved in the life of Luca Valari as he opens his nightclub, The Flamingo. Reggie is Luca's secretary and Hamish is Luca's cousin. On opening night, a woman is found dead and the auth...

    You know there's just something about Hamish DeLuca. A detective with severe social anxiety, his Girl Friday, ex-debutante Regina Van Buren, a city that is at turns dark and beautiful, whiffs of a revolutionary past in a place of liberty, way too many Hunchback of Notre Dame quotes ...

    *Actual rating: 2.5 stars* It's not a bad book by any means, but too slow-paced for my tastes. The murder doesn't even take place until 60% of the way through the story. Hamish was quite a likable character, though. ...

    Oh, Hamish...My Hamish...Where have you been all my life? Hamish is my kindred spirit. My best friend. The fictional character that I so desperately want to meet. For Rachel McMillan to take something that she has personally dealt with her whole life, and give it to her HERO...It i...

    With writing that was at times reminiscent of golden age mysteries, Rachel McMillan amuses, enchants, and leads the reader through a cozy mystery and adventure set in 1937 Boston full of interesting characters and an unlikely detective duo. On finishing this first Van Buren and DeLu...

    A unique start to a new series, set in 1937 Boston. Underneath the glitz and glamour of the nightclub scene lurks dark secrets and sinister characters. Loosely linked to the fun Herringford and Watts series, the fledgling detective team of Hamish DeLuca and Regina 'Reggie' Van Buren fi...

  • Heather Snyder
    Aug 30, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

    Rachel McMillan has done it again with an atmospheric historical mystery with great relationships at the core. Murder at the Flamingo was a charming pilot to a new series that features a girl and guy detective team this time, set in 1930s Boston. The descriptions are rich and I really ...

    4.5 stars "You are only as strong as the moment that finds you braver than you have ever been." Not many people would consider Hamish DeLuca to be brave; brilliant, introverted, unpredictably anxious maybe, but not brave. Or perhaps he just needed the opportunity. For when Hamis...

    I confess to it! I will give up and admit that I was not expecting to fall so very much in love with Mr. Hamish Deluca. But oh my stars!! He is a delight from the first pages to the last and by the time I closed the book, I was thoroughly convinced that I wished he were real. He and Re...

    Murder at the Flamingo is a dynamite beginning to McMillan?s newest series. Both a coming-of-age tale and a twisty case of whodunit, readers will fall in love with her delightfully complicated characters. 1937 Boston leaps to life in vivid detail, while the author?s portrayal of an...

    I had an international trip to pack for and shouldn't have picked up this book when I did, but Hamish DeLuca is a bit irresistible ? If you?re looking for a talented writer capable of writing a literary novel with a twist of mystery, look no further. There's something about Rac...

    A delightful read for those who love the glamour of the 1930s. This book is an ode to Boston and a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. It is a journey of self-growth wrapped inside an intriguing mystery. Who?s the villain? There are many good culprits. But the hero is ne...

    I LOVE THIS NOVEL. In a story both atmospheric and thrilling, we meet Hamish and Reggie, who are brought together at just the right time in just the right place. But there is so much more to this novel than just a mystery to be solved; there are also two lives that intersect as they le...

    Love love and love!! Sometimes the things that we believe hinder us can be the very things that make us exactly who we are. What we believe are issues that need to be kept hidden and kept secret could possibly be the very tools used to get us right where we need to be. Those insecuriti...

    If there's one thing I can count on in a Rachel McMillan novel, it's that I'm going to love the characters she creates. If there's another thing, it's that the story she weaves is going to be enthralling. McMillan delivers on both in Murder at the Flamingo. With beautifully conceiv...

    A perfectly-flawed hero and a liberty-seeking lady are the backbone of this delightful and lively mystery novel. Grounded in a city that is no stranger to independence, Hamish and Reggie seek what it means to be free beneath the lights of Boston's glitziest nightclub...and a murder tha...

    This was so entertaining! I loved this! Here are my full thoughts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8dz0... ...

    Hamish DeLuca and Regina (Reggie) Van Buren both leave home and meet in Boston. They find themselves involved in the life of Luca Valari as he opens his nightclub, The Flamingo. Reggie is Luca's secretary and Hamish is Luca's cousin. On opening night, a woman is found dead and the auth...

    You know there's just something about Hamish DeLuca. A detective with severe social anxiety, his Girl Friday, ex-debutante Regina Van Buren, a city that is at turns dark and beautiful, whiffs of a revolutionary past in a place of liberty, way too many Hunchback of Notre Dame quotes ...

    *Actual rating: 2.5 stars* It's not a bad book by any means, but too slow-paced for my tastes. The murder doesn't even take place until 60% of the way through the story. Hamish was quite a likable character, though. ...

    Oh, Hamish...My Hamish...Where have you been all my life? Hamish is my kindred spirit. My best friend. The fictional character that I so desperately want to meet. For Rachel McMillan to take something that she has personally dealt with her whole life, and give it to her HERO...It i...

    With writing that was at times reminiscent of golden age mysteries, Rachel McMillan amuses, enchants, and leads the reader through a cozy mystery and adventure set in 1937 Boston full of interesting characters and an unlikely detective duo. On finishing this first Van Buren and DeLu...

    A unique start to a new series, set in 1937 Boston. Underneath the glitz and glamour of the nightclub scene lurks dark secrets and sinister characters. Loosely linked to the fun Herringford and Watts series, the fledgling detective team of Hamish DeLuca and Regina 'Reggie' Van Buren fi...

    A mystery that unfolds gently, with an unlikely hero and heroine at the helm, Murder at the Flamingo is a smashing start to a delightful new series. A historic thriller wrapped in 1930s magic set against a backdrop that is at times charming, and at others gritty, the novel boasts two e...

    You had me at....THE COVER!! Seriously. That vintage font and art deco image set the stage for a nightclub murder mystery in 1930s Boston! Reading experience with McMillan's other two sleuths, Herringford and Watt, should have prepared me for Reggie, a no nonsense, I got this, femi...

    This series debut sweeps the reader into a world of liquid-silk gowns, snazzy gangsters, smoke-filled dance floors, and star-crossed romance. Not to mention a bit of murder. Rachel McMillan breathes life into a cast of characters that defy the clichés of the genre: a rich girl who isn...

    I liked this book. It is a fun and charming and I enjoyed the time period. It felt like I was in the 1930's. Hamish and Reggie are great. They really held the story together as main leading characters. It was nice getting to experience everything for the first time through Hamish's eye...

    Wow, fellow readers. Just wow. There is so much I loved about Murder at the Flamingo, so get ready for some gushing about Rachel McMillan?s newest book. First, there?s Boston. Seeing the city through Hamish?s eyes and learning some of the history from Nick had me ready to plan...

    After Hamish DeLuca?s anxiety gets the better of him during his first real court case as a lawyer, he runs away to his cousin, Luca Valari. Luca was the only person who never focused on Hamish?s flaw, and treated him like everyone else. Regina Van Buren comes from high-class soc...

    Murder at the Flamingo ? Rachel McMillan (4.5-5 Stars) Ms. McMillan kicks off the Van Buren and DeLuca Mystery series with Murder at the Flamingo. Hamish DeLuca suffers from anxiety, which puts him at a disadvantage in the courtroom. After a particularly embarrassing episode, Hami...

    To be honest ? this book hurt my brain. And I really don't understand all the great buzz I've been seeing about it. Don't get me wrong. It had its good parts. I adored Hamish (I want to wrap him up in bubblewrap and keep him safe forever because he is epic!), and I absolutely love...

    Mysteries are my favorite genre to read, and this book by Rachel McMillan was the perfect story to fit into that category. The characters in Murder at the Flamingo reminded me of The Great Gatsby, not only because of the era, but because of the suspense that surrounded each individual ...

  • Emily Crow
    Sep 21, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

    Rachel McMillan has done it again with an atmospheric historical mystery with great relationships at the core. Murder at the Flamingo was a charming pilot to a new series that features a girl and guy detective team this time, set in 1930s Boston. The descriptions are rich and I really ...

    4.5 stars "You are only as strong as the moment that finds you braver than you have ever been." Not many people would consider Hamish DeLuca to be brave; brilliant, introverted, unpredictably anxious maybe, but not brave. Or perhaps he just needed the opportunity. For when Hamis...

    I confess to it! I will give up and admit that I was not expecting to fall so very much in love with Mr. Hamish Deluca. But oh my stars!! He is a delight from the first pages to the last and by the time I closed the book, I was thoroughly convinced that I wished he were real. He and Re...

    Murder at the Flamingo is a dynamite beginning to McMillan?s newest series. Both a coming-of-age tale and a twisty case of whodunit, readers will fall in love with her delightfully complicated characters. 1937 Boston leaps to life in vivid detail, while the author?s portrayal of an...

    I had an international trip to pack for and shouldn't have picked up this book when I did, but Hamish DeLuca is a bit irresistible ? If you?re looking for a talented writer capable of writing a literary novel with a twist of mystery, look no further. There's something about Rac...

    A delightful read for those who love the glamour of the 1930s. This book is an ode to Boston and a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. It is a journey of self-growth wrapped inside an intriguing mystery. Who?s the villain? There are many good culprits. But the hero is ne...

    I LOVE THIS NOVEL. In a story both atmospheric and thrilling, we meet Hamish and Reggie, who are brought together at just the right time in just the right place. But there is so much more to this novel than just a mystery to be solved; there are also two lives that intersect as they le...

    Love love and love!! Sometimes the things that we believe hinder us can be the very things that make us exactly who we are. What we believe are issues that need to be kept hidden and kept secret could possibly be the very tools used to get us right where we need to be. Those insecuriti...

    If there's one thing I can count on in a Rachel McMillan novel, it's that I'm going to love the characters she creates. If there's another thing, it's that the story she weaves is going to be enthralling. McMillan delivers on both in Murder at the Flamingo. With beautifully conceiv...

    A perfectly-flawed hero and a liberty-seeking lady are the backbone of this delightful and lively mystery novel. Grounded in a city that is no stranger to independence, Hamish and Reggie seek what it means to be free beneath the lights of Boston's glitziest nightclub...and a murder tha...

    This was so entertaining! I loved this! Here are my full thoughts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8dz0... ...

    Hamish DeLuca and Regina (Reggie) Van Buren both leave home and meet in Boston. They find themselves involved in the life of Luca Valari as he opens his nightclub, The Flamingo. Reggie is Luca's secretary and Hamish is Luca's cousin. On opening night, a woman is found dead and the auth...

    You know there's just something about Hamish DeLuca. A detective with severe social anxiety, his Girl Friday, ex-debutante Regina Van Buren, a city that is at turns dark and beautiful, whiffs of a revolutionary past in a place of liberty, way too many Hunchback of Notre Dame quotes ...

    *Actual rating: 2.5 stars* It's not a bad book by any means, but too slow-paced for my tastes. The murder doesn't even take place until 60% of the way through the story. Hamish was quite a likable character, though. ...

  • Miranda Atchley
    Apr 16, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

    Rachel McMillan has done it again with an atmospheric historical mystery with great relationships at the core. Murder at the Flamingo was a charming pilot to a new series that features a girl and guy detective team this time, set in 1930s Boston. The descriptions are rich and I really ...

    4.5 stars "You are only as strong as the moment that finds you braver than you have ever been." Not many people would consider Hamish DeLuca to be brave; brilliant, introverted, unpredictably anxious maybe, but not brave. Or perhaps he just needed the opportunity. For when Hamis...

    I confess to it! I will give up and admit that I was not expecting to fall so very much in love with Mr. Hamish Deluca. But oh my stars!! He is a delight from the first pages to the last and by the time I closed the book, I was thoroughly convinced that I wished he were real. He and Re...

    Murder at the Flamingo is a dynamite beginning to McMillan?s newest series. Both a coming-of-age tale and a twisty case of whodunit, readers will fall in love with her delightfully complicated characters. 1937 Boston leaps to life in vivid detail, while the author?s portrayal of an...

    I had an international trip to pack for and shouldn't have picked up this book when I did, but Hamish DeLuca is a bit irresistible ? If you?re looking for a talented writer capable of writing a literary novel with a twist of mystery, look no further. There's something about Rac...

    A delightful read for those who love the glamour of the 1930s. This book is an ode to Boston and a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. It is a journey of self-growth wrapped inside an intriguing mystery. Who?s the villain? There are many good culprits. But the hero is ne...

    I LOVE THIS NOVEL. In a story both atmospheric and thrilling, we meet Hamish and Reggie, who are brought together at just the right time in just the right place. But there is so much more to this novel than just a mystery to be solved; there are also two lives that intersect as they le...

    Love love and love!! Sometimes the things that we believe hinder us can be the very things that make us exactly who we are. What we believe are issues that need to be kept hidden and kept secret could possibly be the very tools used to get us right where we need to be. Those insecuriti...

    If there's one thing I can count on in a Rachel McMillan novel, it's that I'm going to love the characters she creates. If there's another thing, it's that the story she weaves is going to be enthralling. McMillan delivers on both in Murder at the Flamingo. With beautifully conceiv...

    A perfectly-flawed hero and a liberty-seeking lady are the backbone of this delightful and lively mystery novel. Grounded in a city that is no stranger to independence, Hamish and Reggie seek what it means to be free beneath the lights of Boston's glitziest nightclub...and a murder tha...

    This was so entertaining! I loved this! Here are my full thoughts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8dz0... ...

    Hamish DeLuca and Regina (Reggie) Van Buren both leave home and meet in Boston. They find themselves involved in the life of Luca Valari as he opens his nightclub, The Flamingo. Reggie is Luca's secretary and Hamish is Luca's cousin. On opening night, a woman is found dead and the auth...

    You know there's just something about Hamish DeLuca. A detective with severe social anxiety, his Girl Friday, ex-debutante Regina Van Buren, a city that is at turns dark and beautiful, whiffs of a revolutionary past in a place of liberty, way too many Hunchback of Notre Dame quotes ...

    *Actual rating: 2.5 stars* It's not a bad book by any means, but too slow-paced for my tastes. The murder doesn't even take place until 60% of the way through the story. Hamish was quite a likable character, though. ...

    Oh, Hamish...My Hamish...Where have you been all my life? Hamish is my kindred spirit. My best friend. The fictional character that I so desperately want to meet. For Rachel McMillan to take something that she has personally dealt with her whole life, and give it to her HERO...It i...

    With writing that was at times reminiscent of golden age mysteries, Rachel McMillan amuses, enchants, and leads the reader through a cozy mystery and adventure set in 1937 Boston full of interesting characters and an unlikely detective duo. On finishing this first Van Buren and DeLu...

    A unique start to a new series, set in 1937 Boston. Underneath the glitz and glamour of the nightclub scene lurks dark secrets and sinister characters. Loosely linked to the fun Herringford and Watts series, the fledgling detective team of Hamish DeLuca and Regina 'Reggie' Van Buren fi...

    A mystery that unfolds gently, with an unlikely hero and heroine at the helm, Murder at the Flamingo is a smashing start to a delightful new series. A historic thriller wrapped in 1930s magic set against a backdrop that is at times charming, and at others gritty, the novel boasts two e...

  • Angela
    Aug 24, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

    Rachel McMillan has done it again with an atmospheric historical mystery with great relationships at the core. Murder at the Flamingo was a charming pilot to a new series that features a girl and guy detective team this time, set in 1930s Boston. The descriptions are rich and I really ...

    4.5 stars "You are only as strong as the moment that finds you braver than you have ever been." Not many people would consider Hamish DeLuca to be brave; brilliant, introverted, unpredictably anxious maybe, but not brave. Or perhaps he just needed the opportunity. For when Hamis...

    I confess to it! I will give up and admit that I was not expecting to fall so very much in love with Mr. Hamish Deluca. But oh my stars!! He is a delight from the first pages to the last and by the time I closed the book, I was thoroughly convinced that I wished he were real. He and Re...

    Murder at the Flamingo is a dynamite beginning to McMillan?s newest series. Both a coming-of-age tale and a twisty case of whodunit, readers will fall in love with her delightfully complicated characters. 1937 Boston leaps to life in vivid detail, while the author?s portrayal of an...

    I had an international trip to pack for and shouldn't have picked up this book when I did, but Hamish DeLuca is a bit irresistible ? If you?re looking for a talented writer capable of writing a literary novel with a twist of mystery, look no further. There's something about Rac...

    A delightful read for those who love the glamour of the 1930s. This book is an ode to Boston and a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. It is a journey of self-growth wrapped inside an intriguing mystery. Who?s the villain? There are many good culprits. But the hero is ne...

    I LOVE THIS NOVEL. In a story both atmospheric and thrilling, we meet Hamish and Reggie, who are brought together at just the right time in just the right place. But there is so much more to this novel than just a mystery to be solved; there are also two lives that intersect as they le...

    Love love and love!! Sometimes the things that we believe hinder us can be the very things that make us exactly who we are. What we believe are issues that need to be kept hidden and kept secret could possibly be the very tools used to get us right where we need to be. Those insecuriti...

    If there's one thing I can count on in a Rachel McMillan novel, it's that I'm going to love the characters she creates. If there's another thing, it's that the story she weaves is going to be enthralling. McMillan delivers on both in Murder at the Flamingo. With beautifully conceiv...

    A perfectly-flawed hero and a liberty-seeking lady are the backbone of this delightful and lively mystery novel. Grounded in a city that is no stranger to independence, Hamish and Reggie seek what it means to be free beneath the lights of Boston's glitziest nightclub...and a murder tha...

    This was so entertaining! I loved this! Here are my full thoughts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8dz0... ...

  • Rachel
    Jul 10, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

    Rachel McMillan has done it again with an atmospheric historical mystery with great relationships at the core. Murder at the Flamingo was a charming pilot to a new series that features a girl and guy detective team this time, set in 1930s Boston. The descriptions are rich and I really ...

    4.5 stars "You are only as strong as the moment that finds you braver than you have ever been." Not many people would consider Hamish DeLuca to be brave; brilliant, introverted, unpredictably anxious maybe, but not brave. Or perhaps he just needed the opportunity. For when Hamis...

    I confess to it! I will give up and admit that I was not expecting to fall so very much in love with Mr. Hamish Deluca. But oh my stars!! He is a delight from the first pages to the last and by the time I closed the book, I was thoroughly convinced that I wished he were real. He and Re...

    Murder at the Flamingo is a dynamite beginning to McMillan?s newest series. Both a coming-of-age tale and a twisty case of whodunit, readers will fall in love with her delightfully complicated characters. 1937 Boston leaps to life in vivid detail, while the author?s portrayal of an...

    I had an international trip to pack for and shouldn't have picked up this book when I did, but Hamish DeLuca is a bit irresistible ? If you?re looking for a talented writer capable of writing a literary novel with a twist of mystery, look no further. There's something about Rac...

    A delightful read for those who love the glamour of the 1930s. This book is an ode to Boston and a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. It is a journey of self-growth wrapped inside an intriguing mystery. Who?s the villain? There are many good culprits. But the hero is ne...

    I LOVE THIS NOVEL. In a story both atmospheric and thrilling, we meet Hamish and Reggie, who are brought together at just the right time in just the right place. But there is so much more to this novel than just a mystery to be solved; there are also two lives that intersect as they le...

    Love love and love!! Sometimes the things that we believe hinder us can be the very things that make us exactly who we are. What we believe are issues that need to be kept hidden and kept secret could possibly be the very tools used to get us right where we need to be. Those insecuriti...

    If there's one thing I can count on in a Rachel McMillan novel, it's that I'm going to love the characters she creates. If there's another thing, it's that the story she weaves is going to be enthralling. McMillan delivers on both in Murder at the Flamingo. With beautifully conceiv...

    A perfectly-flawed hero and a liberty-seeking lady are the backbone of this delightful and lively mystery novel. Grounded in a city that is no stranger to independence, Hamish and Reggie seek what it means to be free beneath the lights of Boston's glitziest nightclub...and a murder tha...

    This was so entertaining! I loved this! Here are my full thoughts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8dz0... ...

    Hamish DeLuca and Regina (Reggie) Van Buren both leave home and meet in Boston. They find themselves involved in the life of Luca Valari as he opens his nightclub, The Flamingo. Reggie is Luca's secretary and Hamish is Luca's cousin. On opening night, a woman is found dead and the auth...

    You know there's just something about Hamish DeLuca. A detective with severe social anxiety, his Girl Friday, ex-debutante Regina Van Buren, a city that is at turns dark and beautiful, whiffs of a revolutionary past in a place of liberty, way too many Hunchback of Notre Dame quotes ...

    *Actual rating: 2.5 stars* It's not a bad book by any means, but too slow-paced for my tastes. The murder doesn't even take place until 60% of the way through the story. Hamish was quite a likable character, though. ...

    Oh, Hamish...My Hamish...Where have you been all my life? Hamish is my kindred spirit. My best friend. The fictional character that I so desperately want to meet. For Rachel McMillan to take something that she has personally dealt with her whole life, and give it to her HERO...It i...

  • Lynn
    Jul 24, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

    Rachel McMillan has done it again with an atmospheric historical mystery with great relationships at the core. Murder at the Flamingo was a charming pilot to a new series that features a girl and guy detective team this time, set in 1930s Boston. The descriptions are rich and I really ...

    4.5 stars "You are only as strong as the moment that finds you braver than you have ever been." Not many people would consider Hamish DeLuca to be brave; brilliant, introverted, unpredictably anxious maybe, but not brave. Or perhaps he just needed the opportunity. For when Hamis...

    I confess to it! I will give up and admit that I was not expecting to fall so very much in love with Mr. Hamish Deluca. But oh my stars!! He is a delight from the first pages to the last and by the time I closed the book, I was thoroughly convinced that I wished he were real. He and Re...

    Murder at the Flamingo is a dynamite beginning to McMillan?s newest series. Both a coming-of-age tale and a twisty case of whodunit, readers will fall in love with her delightfully complicated characters. 1937 Boston leaps to life in vivid detail, while the author?s portrayal of an...

    I had an international trip to pack for and shouldn't have picked up this book when I did, but Hamish DeLuca is a bit irresistible ? If you?re looking for a talented writer capable of writing a literary novel with a twist of mystery, look no further. There's something about Rac...

    A delightful read for those who love the glamour of the 1930s. This book is an ode to Boston and a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. It is a journey of self-growth wrapped inside an intriguing mystery. Who?s the villain? There are many good culprits. But the hero is ne...

    I LOVE THIS NOVEL. In a story both atmospheric and thrilling, we meet Hamish and Reggie, who are brought together at just the right time in just the right place. But there is so much more to this novel than just a mystery to be solved; there are also two lives that intersect as they le...

    Love love and love!! Sometimes the things that we believe hinder us can be the very things that make us exactly who we are. What we believe are issues that need to be kept hidden and kept secret could possibly be the very tools used to get us right where we need to be. Those insecuriti...

    If there's one thing I can count on in a Rachel McMillan novel, it's that I'm going to love the characters she creates. If there's another thing, it's that the story she weaves is going to be enthralling. McMillan delivers on both in Murder at the Flamingo. With beautifully conceiv...

    A perfectly-flawed hero and a liberty-seeking lady are the backbone of this delightful and lively mystery novel. Grounded in a city that is no stranger to independence, Hamish and Reggie seek what it means to be free beneath the lights of Boston's glitziest nightclub...and a murder tha...

    This was so entertaining! I loved this! Here are my full thoughts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8dz0... ...

    Hamish DeLuca and Regina (Reggie) Van Buren both leave home and meet in Boston. They find themselves involved in the life of Luca Valari as he opens his nightclub, The Flamingo. Reggie is Luca's secretary and Hamish is Luca's cousin. On opening night, a woman is found dead and the auth...

    You know there's just something about Hamish DeLuca. A detective with severe social anxiety, his Girl Friday, ex-debutante Regina Van Buren, a city that is at turns dark and beautiful, whiffs of a revolutionary past in a place of liberty, way too many Hunchback of Notre Dame quotes ...

    *Actual rating: 2.5 stars* It's not a bad book by any means, but too slow-paced for my tastes. The murder doesn't even take place until 60% of the way through the story. Hamish was quite a likable character, though. ...

    Oh, Hamish...My Hamish...Where have you been all my life? Hamish is my kindred spirit. My best friend. The fictional character that I so desperately want to meet. For Rachel McMillan to take something that she has personally dealt with her whole life, and give it to her HERO...It i...

    With writing that was at times reminiscent of golden age mysteries, Rachel McMillan amuses, enchants, and leads the reader through a cozy mystery and adventure set in 1937 Boston full of interesting characters and an unlikely detective duo. On finishing this first Van Buren and DeLu...

    A unique start to a new series, set in 1937 Boston. Underneath the glitz and glamour of the nightclub scene lurks dark secrets and sinister characters. Loosely linked to the fun Herringford and Watts series, the fledgling detective team of Hamish DeLuca and Regina 'Reggie' Van Buren fi...

    A mystery that unfolds gently, with an unlikely hero and heroine at the helm, Murder at the Flamingo is a smashing start to a delightful new series. A historic thriller wrapped in 1930s magic set against a backdrop that is at times charming, and at others gritty, the novel boasts two e...

    You had me at....THE COVER!! Seriously. That vintage font and art deco image set the stage for a nightclub murder mystery in 1930s Boston! Reading experience with McMillan's other two sleuths, Herringford and Watt, should have prepared me for Reggie, a no nonsense, I got this, femi...

    This series debut sweeps the reader into a world of liquid-silk gowns, snazzy gangsters, smoke-filled dance floors, and star-crossed romance. Not to mention a bit of murder. Rachel McMillan breathes life into a cast of characters that defy the clichés of the genre: a rich girl who isn...

    I liked this book. It is a fun and charming and I enjoyed the time period. It felt like I was in the 1930's. Hamish and Reggie are great. They really held the story together as main leading characters. It was nice getting to experience everything for the first time through Hamish's eye...

    Wow, fellow readers. Just wow. There is so much I loved about Murder at the Flamingo, so get ready for some gushing about Rachel McMillan?s newest book. First, there?s Boston. Seeing the city through Hamish?s eyes and learning some of the history from Nick had me ready to plan...

    After Hamish DeLuca?s anxiety gets the better of him during his first real court case as a lawyer, he runs away to his cousin, Luca Valari. Luca was the only person who never focused on Hamish?s flaw, and treated him like everyone else. Regina Van Buren comes from high-class soc...

    Murder at the Flamingo ? Rachel McMillan (4.5-5 Stars) Ms. McMillan kicks off the Van Buren and DeLuca Mystery series with Murder at the Flamingo. Hamish DeLuca suffers from anxiety, which puts him at a disadvantage in the courtroom. After a particularly embarrassing episode, Hami...

    To be honest ? this book hurt my brain. And I really don't understand all the great buzz I've been seeing about it. Don't get me wrong. It had its good parts. I adored Hamish (I want to wrap him up in bubblewrap and keep him safe forever because he is epic!), and I absolutely love...

  • Abby Breuklander
    Jul 20, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

    Rachel McMillan has done it again with an atmospheric historical mystery with great relationships at the core. Murder at the Flamingo was a charming pilot to a new series that features a girl and guy detective team this time, set in 1930s Boston. The descriptions are rich and I really ...

    4.5 stars "You are only as strong as the moment that finds you braver than you have ever been." Not many people would consider Hamish DeLuca to be brave; brilliant, introverted, unpredictably anxious maybe, but not brave. Or perhaps he just needed the opportunity. For when Hamis...

    I confess to it! I will give up and admit that I was not expecting to fall so very much in love with Mr. Hamish Deluca. But oh my stars!! He is a delight from the first pages to the last and by the time I closed the book, I was thoroughly convinced that I wished he were real. He and Re...

    Murder at the Flamingo is a dynamite beginning to McMillan?s newest series. Both a coming-of-age tale and a twisty case of whodunit, readers will fall in love with her delightfully complicated characters. 1937 Boston leaps to life in vivid detail, while the author?s portrayal of an...

    I had an international trip to pack for and shouldn't have picked up this book when I did, but Hamish DeLuca is a bit irresistible ? If you?re looking for a talented writer capable of writing a literary novel with a twist of mystery, look no further. There's something about Rac...

    A delightful read for those who love the glamour of the 1930s. This book is an ode to Boston and a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. It is a journey of self-growth wrapped inside an intriguing mystery. Who?s the villain? There are many good culprits. But the hero is ne...

    I LOVE THIS NOVEL. In a story both atmospheric and thrilling, we meet Hamish and Reggie, who are brought together at just the right time in just the right place. But there is so much more to this novel than just a mystery to be solved; there are also two lives that intersect as they le...

    Love love and love!! Sometimes the things that we believe hinder us can be the very things that make us exactly who we are. What we believe are issues that need to be kept hidden and kept secret could possibly be the very tools used to get us right where we need to be. Those insecuriti...

  • The Books and Biscuits Blog
    May 22, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

    Rachel McMillan has done it again with an atmospheric historical mystery with great relationships at the core. Murder at the Flamingo was a charming pilot to a new series that features a girl and guy detective team this time, set in 1930s Boston. The descriptions are rich and I really ...

    4.5 stars "You are only as strong as the moment that finds you braver than you have ever been." Not many people would consider Hamish DeLuca to be brave; brilliant, introverted, unpredictably anxious maybe, but not brave. Or perhaps he just needed the opportunity. For when Hamis...

    I confess to it! I will give up and admit that I was not expecting to fall so very much in love with Mr. Hamish Deluca. But oh my stars!! He is a delight from the first pages to the last and by the time I closed the book, I was thoroughly convinced that I wished he were real. He and Re...

    Murder at the Flamingo is a dynamite beginning to McMillan?s newest series. Both a coming-of-age tale and a twisty case of whodunit, readers will fall in love with her delightfully complicated characters. 1937 Boston leaps to life in vivid detail, while the author?s portrayal of an...

    I had an international trip to pack for and shouldn't have picked up this book when I did, but Hamish DeLuca is a bit irresistible ? If you?re looking for a talented writer capable of writing a literary novel with a twist of mystery, look no further. There's something about Rac...

    A delightful read for those who love the glamour of the 1930s. This book is an ode to Boston and a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. It is a journey of self-growth wrapped inside an intriguing mystery. Who?s the villain? There are many good culprits. But the hero is ne...

    I LOVE THIS NOVEL. In a story both atmospheric and thrilling, we meet Hamish and Reggie, who are brought together at just the right time in just the right place. But there is so much more to this novel than just a mystery to be solved; there are also two lives that intersect as they le...

    Love love and love!! Sometimes the things that we believe hinder us can be the very things that make us exactly who we are. What we believe are issues that need to be kept hidden and kept secret could possibly be the very tools used to get us right where we need to be. Those insecuriti...

    If there's one thing I can count on in a Rachel McMillan novel, it's that I'm going to love the characters she creates. If there's another thing, it's that the story she weaves is going to be enthralling. McMillan delivers on both in Murder at the Flamingo. With beautifully conceiv...

    A perfectly-flawed hero and a liberty-seeking lady are the backbone of this delightful and lively mystery novel. Grounded in a city that is no stranger to independence, Hamish and Reggie seek what it means to be free beneath the lights of Boston's glitziest nightclub...and a murder tha...

    This was so entertaining! I loved this! Here are my full thoughts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8dz0... ...

    Hamish DeLuca and Regina (Reggie) Van Buren both leave home and meet in Boston. They find themselves involved in the life of Luca Valari as he opens his nightclub, The Flamingo. Reggie is Luca's secretary and Hamish is Luca's cousin. On opening night, a woman is found dead and the auth...

    You know there's just something about Hamish DeLuca. A detective with severe social anxiety, his Girl Friday, ex-debutante Regina Van Buren, a city that is at turns dark and beautiful, whiffs of a revolutionary past in a place of liberty, way too many Hunchback of Notre Dame quotes ...

    *Actual rating: 2.5 stars* It's not a bad book by any means, but too slow-paced for my tastes. The murder doesn't even take place until 60% of the way through the story. Hamish was quite a likable character, though. ...

    Oh, Hamish...My Hamish...Where have you been all my life? Hamish is my kindred spirit. My best friend. The fictional character that I so desperately want to meet. For Rachel McMillan to take something that she has personally dealt with her whole life, and give it to her HERO...It i...

    With writing that was at times reminiscent of golden age mysteries, Rachel McMillan amuses, enchants, and leads the reader through a cozy mystery and adventure set in 1937 Boston full of interesting characters and an unlikely detective duo. On finishing this first Van Buren and DeLu...

    A unique start to a new series, set in 1937 Boston. Underneath the glitz and glamour of the nightclub scene lurks dark secrets and sinister characters. Loosely linked to the fun Herringford and Watts series, the fledgling detective team of Hamish DeLuca and Regina 'Reggie' Van Buren fi...

    A mystery that unfolds gently, with an unlikely hero and heroine at the helm, Murder at the Flamingo is a smashing start to a delightful new series. A historic thriller wrapped in 1930s magic set against a backdrop that is at times charming, and at others gritty, the novel boasts two e...

    You had me at....THE COVER!! Seriously. That vintage font and art deco image set the stage for a nightclub murder mystery in 1930s Boston! Reading experience with McMillan's other two sleuths, Herringford and Watt, should have prepared me for Reggie, a no nonsense, I got this, femi...

    This series debut sweeps the reader into a world of liquid-silk gowns, snazzy gangsters, smoke-filled dance floors, and star-crossed romance. Not to mention a bit of murder. Rachel McMillan breathes life into a cast of characters that defy the clichés of the genre: a rich girl who isn...

    I liked this book. It is a fun and charming and I enjoyed the time period. It felt like I was in the 1930's. Hamish and Reggie are great. They really held the story together as main leading characters. It was nice getting to experience everything for the first time through Hamish's eye...

    Wow, fellow readers. Just wow. There is so much I loved about Murder at the Flamingo, so get ready for some gushing about Rachel McMillan?s newest book. First, there?s Boston. Seeing the city through Hamish?s eyes and learning some of the history from Nick had me ready to plan...

    After Hamish DeLuca?s anxiety gets the better of him during his first real court case as a lawyer, he runs away to his cousin, Luca Valari. Luca was the only person who never focused on Hamish?s flaw, and treated him like everyone else. Regina Van Buren comes from high-class soc...

    Murder at the Flamingo ? Rachel McMillan (4.5-5 Stars) Ms. McMillan kicks off the Van Buren and DeLuca Mystery series with Murder at the Flamingo. Hamish DeLuca suffers from anxiety, which puts him at a disadvantage in the courtroom. After a particularly embarrassing episode, Hami...

  • Heidi Chiavaroli
    Mar 20, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

    Rachel McMillan has done it again with an atmospheric historical mystery with great relationships at the core. Murder at the Flamingo was a charming pilot to a new series that features a girl and guy detective team this time, set in 1930s Boston. The descriptions are rich and I really ...

    4.5 stars "You are only as strong as the moment that finds you braver than you have ever been." Not many people would consider Hamish DeLuca to be brave; brilliant, introverted, unpredictably anxious maybe, but not brave. Or perhaps he just needed the opportunity. For when Hamis...

    I confess to it! I will give up and admit that I was not expecting to fall so very much in love with Mr. Hamish Deluca. But oh my stars!! He is a delight from the first pages to the last and by the time I closed the book, I was thoroughly convinced that I wished he were real. He and Re...

    Murder at the Flamingo is a dynamite beginning to McMillan?s newest series. Both a coming-of-age tale and a twisty case of whodunit, readers will fall in love with her delightfully complicated characters. 1937 Boston leaps to life in vivid detail, while the author?s portrayal of an...

    I had an international trip to pack for and shouldn't have picked up this book when I did, but Hamish DeLuca is a bit irresistible ? If you?re looking for a talented writer capable of writing a literary novel with a twist of mystery, look no further. There's something about Rac...

    A delightful read for those who love the glamour of the 1930s. This book is an ode to Boston and a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. It is a journey of self-growth wrapped inside an intriguing mystery. Who?s the villain? There are many good culprits. But the hero is ne...

    I LOVE THIS NOVEL. In a story both atmospheric and thrilling, we meet Hamish and Reggie, who are brought together at just the right time in just the right place. But there is so much more to this novel than just a mystery to be solved; there are also two lives that intersect as they le...

    Love love and love!! Sometimes the things that we believe hinder us can be the very things that make us exactly who we are. What we believe are issues that need to be kept hidden and kept secret could possibly be the very tools used to get us right where we need to be. Those insecuriti...

    If there's one thing I can count on in a Rachel McMillan novel, it's that I'm going to love the characters she creates. If there's another thing, it's that the story she weaves is going to be enthralling. McMillan delivers on both in Murder at the Flamingo. With beautifully conceiv...

    A perfectly-flawed hero and a liberty-seeking lady are the backbone of this delightful and lively mystery novel. Grounded in a city that is no stranger to independence, Hamish and Reggie seek what it means to be free beneath the lights of Boston's glitziest nightclub...and a murder tha...

  • Jes Drew
    Sep 17, 2018

    Favorite Quotes: Sometimes stories are in the people whose life?s pages no one thinks of turning? Reggie didn?t have the privilege of choice when it came to finding gainful employment. Economic times had fallen hard for those with numerous skills she didn?t possess. S...

    With Rachel McMillan?s distinct historical voice and attention to detail, she paints a vivid historical mystery with a hint of romance against the backdrop of a brilliant 1930s Boston scene. In her distinct way, she makes the setting a secondary character of its own, vocal and import...

    Boston comes roaring to life with fullness and flair, a character in its own right. Endearing protagonists carry the tale with wit, charm, and struggles that make them human. Bursting with rhythm, Murder at the Flamingo is a toe-tapping, heart-pumping immersion into the world of Reggie...

    Murder and Mayhem, O My! If you?ve been following my reviews for a while, you?ll know Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan is a little out of my reading comfort zone (as far as the time period and it being a murder mystery). So I am pleasantly surprised by how much I did enjoy...

    Rachel McMillan has done it again with an atmospheric historical mystery with great relationships at the core. Murder at the Flamingo was a charming pilot to a new series that features a girl and guy detective team this time, set in 1930s Boston. The descriptions are rich and I really ...