I really enjoy this series, the historical aspects are accurate and written in a way that makes you feel as though you are right there, at the race track, or in a sitting room with the principles, having tea.
What I particularly liked about this one was the little twist at the end, when they mystery was solved and I was expecting an arrest....
In the book prior to this one, I had a concern that Patrick, the boy the Sheridans had taken under their wing, was not mentioned. That concern was definitely not an issue in this book, for Patrick played a major role. This time, the action centers around horse racing, the concerns of 'doping' the horses, and horse wagering. When a young jockey is killed during the Derby and Epsom Downs, Lord Charles is pressed into investigation by the Jockey Club and the Prince of Wales. Meanwhile, Kate is spending time with Lillie Langtry with the intention of writing a magazine article about the actress. Naturally, there is more to both ventures than meets the eye, and eventually, the two separate tasks intertwine.
Kate and Charles do not spend much time together in this book, but it doesn't affect the story. There is a side story about Bradford Marsden and his fiancee which takes up very little space on the pages, but it finds Bradford being given as much grief by his mother about the choice of bride as Charles has received from his mother. (Truth be told, I silently cheered during the short interaction between Charles and his mother!)
This book was an enjoyable, quick read.
Another in a great series with wonderful historical side notes