A mystery set in London's haymarket district features a prostitute, her brother, and three 'clients' who hold the key to solving the murder.
The book was riveting from start to finish. Highly recommend.
Good light mystery reading. Nicely written description of life in England during the Regency.
Very well written and enjoyable. I liked this better than the first Julian Kestrel book, because that one was an English country house murder mystery, and this one shows us a lot about the seamy side of London. The characters of Julian's valet, Dipper, and his sister Sally are well developed. I thought I knew quite a bit of Regency slang from reading many historicals, but this book had a lot of slang that was new to me. I loved the colorful language, it really added to the fun.
My only criticism is that some of the characters attitudes and actions seemed out of place for the early 19th century. They seemed more like early 20th century. But that quibble aside, it's a great book. I'm sorry there's only 2 more left in this series to read.
Julian Kestrel solves a mystery brought to him by Sally Stokes, a Cockney prostitute and sister of his valet.
I have enjoyed both of the Kate Ross books I have read. They are historical English mysteries featuring Julian Kestrel, a young dandy ala Beau Brummel. He has an interesting relationship with his valet, a former pickpocket. The historical facts are as interesting as the mystery.