Plague Pits and River Bones by Karen Charlton has Detective Stephen Lavender and Constable Ned Woods investigating murder, the slave trade, and highway robbery.
Set in 1812 London, the novel is another well-written entry into this historical mystery series. The introduction of a Moriarity-like character is interesting. He will undoubtedly add another dimension to future books.
Well-researched with the benefit of Author's Notes and a bibliography. Many of the events are taken from life and woven into Lavender's investigations.
I thoroughly enjoy this series.
Blog review scheduled for 12/28/17.
NetGalley/Thomas & Mercer
Historical Mystery. Jan. 11, 2018. Print length: 343 pages.