The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan has all the makings of a perfect mystery novel: set in historical Toronto, Victorian era surroundings, and daring female lead characters. Unfortunately it fell flat for me and I was unable to get past the first fifty pages. The dialogue didn't read well and the book was littered with these odd footnotes that disrupted the flow of the book. I lost interest after not connecting to the characters, put the book down, and now just hours later couldn't even tell you what the main characters names were. The footnotes were a major distraction and didn't add anything to the story.