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4.0 out of 5 stars Lizzie Martin rides again, 8 Sep 2009
This review is from: A Mortal Curiosity (Lizzie Martin 2) (Paperback)
This is the second book in a new series by Ann Granger. A young Scotland Yard Detective and a Ladies Companion become aquainted in the first book. At the start of this book, the Detective (Ben Ross)wants to declare his noble intentions, but Lizzie is a bit too independent for this, and feels obliged to take a post in a house where a young married woman has recently lost her baby. Added to this, are two maiden aunts, a businessman and a Ladies Maid who are determined to protect the family honour at all costs, and a ruthless ratcatcher. And what's happened to the husband?

Lizzie also has to deal with the grieving mother who is convinced her baby is not dead, and a 'mental doctor' who has been persuaded to come to the house and observe ---who?

I found this an absorbing read, with some light touches from the Detective's character, and some interesting glimpses of the attitudes and social values within Victorian society. There is a shocking secret at the heart of this novel, which I found quite heartbreaking. It draws attention to a very unsavoury solution to the problem of 'the poor' in Victorian times.
I hope that Ms Granger will write another book and develop the characters she has started in the first two books.
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