The first in a charming, evocative, and sharply plotted
Victorian crime series starring a detective duo to rival Holmes and
After her father dies, March Middleton has to move to London to
live with her guardian, Sidney Grice, the country s most famous
private detective. It is 1882, and London is at its murkiest yet
most vibrant, wealthiest yet most poverty-stricken. No sooner does
March arrive than a case presents itself: a young woman has been
brutally murdered, and her husband is the only suspect. The victim
s mother is convinced of her son-in-law s innocence, and March is
so touched by her pleas she offers to cover Sidney s fee
The investigation leads the pair to the darkest alleys of the
East End, and every twist leads Sidney Grice to think his client is
guilty. But March is convinced he is innocent. Around them London
reeks with the stench of poverty and gossip, the case threatens to
boil over into civil unrest, and Sidney Grice finds his reputation
is not the only thing in mortal danger.
|Country of origin:
||Gower Street Detectives, 1
||156 x 132 x 27mm (L x W x T)
|| Standard format
Genre fiction >
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