When life is feeling heavy, sometimes what we crave is a bit of light, cozy fun. The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder may be just the comfort read to offer diversion. In this frothy series debut, author Rachel McMillan introduces two young ladies in 1910 Toronto who finagle their way into a crime scene and turn it into an opportunity to start their own detective business. Applying Sherlock-like deduction and finding that there is a market for delicate touch in investigation, Merinda and Jem make quite an impression. Add in a dash of humor, romantic possibilities, and snappy dialogue that helps buoy hope among some of the tougher societal circumstances. Fans of The Murdoch Mysteries will find lots to love.