Rosemary Lillywhite had no intention of becoming a lady detective, but when a desperate woman knocks on the door of her dead husband’s investigative office, she’s forced to make a choice: either take the case or turn Grace Barton away. Working cases with Andrew had been fulfilling, but a woman in 1920’s London couldn’t run such a business by herself—or could she?
When Rosemary discovers that Grace is from the same village where her family lives, and that they’re all invited to a party at Barton Manor, she knows it’s a proposition she can’t refuse. With her best friend, bright young thing Vera Blackburn at her side, Rosemary heads to the country and finds herself embroiled in a murder investigation.
The plot thickens when she’s forced to defend her brother Frederick’s good name, and is confronted with romantic feelings towards handsome CID detective and old friend Max Whittington.
Will Rosemary solve the crime before the murderer strikes again?
I hadn’t heard of this writer before but I really enjoyed this story. The protagonist is an amateur sleuth whose dearly departed husband used to be a private detective. I loved this aspect and felt it gave the character some credibility, much like Emily Organ and her Mrs Churchill sleuth. Mrs Churchill’s husband was a detective with Scotland Yard and I find that I can believe character’s like this more. It just adds more credibility to their conclusions.
Then you have the historical setting and I do so love a historical setting! The mystery was fun and well written (even with one or two Americanisms) and I’ll definitely read more of this author and Mrs Lillywhite!
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