Following her successful appearance at an Embassy Ball--where
Eliza Doolittle won Professor Henry Higgins' bet that he could pass
off a Cockney flower girl as a duchess--Eliza becomes an assistant
to his chief rival Emil Nepommuck. After Nepommuck publicly takes
credit for transforming Eliza into a lady, an enraged Higgins
submits proof to a London newspaper that Nepommuck is a fraud. When
Nepommuck is found with a dagger in his back, Henry Higgins becomes
Scotland Yard's prime suspect. However, Eliza learns that most of
Nepommuck's pupils had a reason to murder their blackmailing
teacher. As another suspect turn up dead and evidence goes missing,
Eliza and Higgins realize the only way to clear the Professor's
name is to discover which of Nepommuck's many enemies is the real
killer. When all the suspects attend a performance of" Hamlet" at
Drury Lane, Eliza and Higgins don their theatre best and race to
upstage a murderer.
Eliza and Higgins make a surprising and charming pair of detectives
in D.E. Ireland's delightfully hilarious series debut, which
transports readers to Edwardian London, from the aristocratic
environs of Mayfair to the dangerous back alleys of the East End.
"Wouldn't It Be Deadly" boasts a cunning mystery, no shortage of
interesting suspects, and some of the most memorable characters of
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