Can I just say, I bloody loved this book!
Ok, so you want to know a little more…
“After her father dies, March Middleton has to move to London to live with her guardian, Sidney Grice, the country’s most famous private detective. It is 1882 and London is at its murkiest yet most vibrant, wealthiest yet most poverty-stricken. No sooner does March arrive than a case presents itself: a young woman has been brutally murdered, and her husband is the only suspect, The investigations lead the pair to the darkest alleys of the East End: every twist leads Sidney Grice to think his client is guilty; but March is convinced that he is innocent.”
Sidney Grice is ostentatious and overblown, he is irritatingly annoying, yet in a weird way he endeared himself to me throughout this book, I am sure that If I were able to tell him this, It would be of no matter, as Mr Sidney Grice is an entity all to himself, he is full of witty retort, intelligence, yet lacks any socialbility that make him standoffish and proud, but I still like him and would for sure share many cups of tea, of which he is most particular.
I love the way this book is written and is full of story, wit and the plot is always ticking over, the charecters are rounded and each one has thier own individuality, you get to really know them during the course of your reading and I like that, I also like the fact that the author does not feel the need to flash out the pages with nonense,boring dialogue or over worded descriptions.
I do not like to give away any spoilers and sometimes it is difficult not to, but if you love a good murder mystery with twists and turns, two strong main charecters and some great supporting cast, some dirt and grime from victorian london, lots of tea and some heartfelt scenes, then this really is for you.
I throughly recommend this, I loved it so much that, I bought the audible version too!
Thats all for now, take care and happy reading!