When Clara Fitzgerald, Brighton's first female private detective, is invited to the wedding of her cousin Andrew Campbell she expects it to be a rather dull weekend. The Campbells, however, are far from dull with proto-feminist Peg fighting with her stepmother and Susan Campbell on the verge of suicide. Matters are not helped by the arrival of the black sheep of the family Uncle Eustace, who is determined to ruffle everyone's feathers.
But it is on the day of the wedding that events rapidly go wrong. A mysterious woman turns up at the ceremony claiming Andrew is already married to her. Things go from bad to worse when the woman winds up dead and Andrew is prime suspect. Clara finds herself trying to unravel Andrew's past and the identity of the mystery woman, while contending with a family falling apart. But when more murders occur Clara must face the possibility she has more than one killer on the loose.
This is the third book in the Clara Fitzgerald series, set in 1920s England.
Other titles include
Memories of the Dead (Book 1)
Flight of Fancy (Book 2)
About the Author
Evelyn James is a British crime writer. She was long-listed for the Asham Award in 2010 and also was runner-up in the Rider Haggard Literary Award. Her work has appeared in a number of anthologies of short stories. The Clara Fitzgerald Mysteries is her first crime series and features the remarkable Clara, who is Brighton's first female private detective and must not only solve crimes, but battle against the male dominated society of 1920s Britain. When not writer Evelyn enjoys walking her dogs along the beautiful East Anglia coastline.