...Well it was so-so. (review coming up) I gave up my hopes for finding another Victorian Era Lady Sleuth Book
Until I found "A most dangerous woman" by LM Jackson
A mysterious woman called Sarah Tanner opens up a coffee house in a place Leather Lane.No one knows where she comes from but she seems to have a PAST(thats in capital letters folks)
Not soon after she is recognized by an old friend,who hardly makes it out of the door before he is murdered. Even if it means she has to face old foes and other dickensian london obstacles.Like a Victorian female crime boss and her henchmen and other villains from the London underworld.
Sarah Tanner is a bit unconventional,but she feels real within the era that she lives in.And while she isnt from exactly upper class or working class she knows how to act both downstairs and upstairs.The other characters both villains supporting character feels real and substantial .
The mystery is quite good and well thought out,as I didnt figure out who was the culprit until the protagonist did and even then youre in for some twists and turns in the plot.
Its a historical fiction,with a mystery and a spunky heroine.Whats not to like?
Ps.Book 2 in the series just came out.Ill review it as soon has ive read it.