The protagonist Hera Hunter is a private investigator, and when she feels it necessary, an executioner. Her best friend is an art thief and her foster sister owns a brothel. These are the good guys.
The bad guys present a respectable facade, but engage in corruption and murder.
I like the twisty reversal, the suspenseful plot, and the engaging characters. We all root for those who cross the lines sometimes.
Melancholy Manor is the 2nd in the Hera Hunter series, and I enjoyed it.
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Mystery. Sept. 6, 2014.
An heiress disappears from a locked room, something strange prowls Hareshaw Woods, unhealthy sibling relationships, gypsies, and a very good detecting duo in Detective Stephen Lavender and Constable Woods.
Good characterization and well-plotted, the novel is an interesting start to a new series. I like the time period with the Bow Street connection and the characters.
Historic Mystery. 2014. Print length: 270 pages.