In this gripping new novel, celebrated personal (not private!) detective Sidney Grice tackles a mysterious and gruesome murder case. We follow his exploits from the perspective of his ward, the feisty and forthright March Middleton - a wonderful and refreshing sort of heroine, and a woman with an intriguing past - and accompany the unlikely duo as they sleuth and bicker their way through Victorian London. Packed with vivid and memorable characters and witty dialogue, this is a fast-paced story that I found difficult to put down. At times both harrowing (Kasasian pulls no punches in bringing the grim deprivation of the slums to life) and hilarious, it's a gem of a book and I was as disappointed at finishing it as I was relieved to see that the second in the Gower Street series is due for publication soon.
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