If you have read any other Frances Doughty Mysteries you will know what to expect in this one. There is a knotty problem for Frances to unravel, and much to her assistant Sarah's consternation she takes on a murder case. She has just agreed to help a man, newly released from prison, find his wife and family when the police march in and arrest him.
The book follows the same sort of pattern as the previous books but Linda Stratmann still wrong footed me when I thought I had things sussed.
Frances is an interesting character, young, clever, observant, making her own way in the world, supporting herself all at a time, in the late 1800's, when most young women had only one ambition,… Read more