The Devil in Velvet Author:John Dickson Carr The setting is Restoration London. The subject is murder---the slow insidious administration of arsenic. With accuracy and brilliance John Dickson Carr has reconstructed the many-faceted London of 1675. From Pall Mall to the Strand, from cookshop to lime kiln, from the amorous dalliance of Spring Gardens to the suave politics of the Green Rib... more »bon Club, Restoration London emerges in all of its vitality.
There is murder afoot in the household of the dashing Sir Nicholas Fenton, and he knows its outcome with a dreadful prescience. There is swordplay, romance, and tense, convincing intrigue.« less