Murder at Half Moon Gate by Andrea Penrose: A wealthy lord who happens to be a brilliant scientist . . . an enigmatic young widow who secretly pens satirical cartoons . . . a violent killing disguised as a robbery . . . Nothing is as it seems in Regency London, especially when the Earl of Wrexford and Charlotte Sloane join forces to solve a shocking murder.
I read the first in this series last year, but I think this latest novel shows definite improvement in developing plot and characters.
Historical Mystery. March 27, 2018. Print length: 304 pages
Dead Fish started off very well. Dr. Geoffrey Quinn is arrested for the murder of his wife. Authorities suspect his children are dead as well, but no bodies have been found.
Allison hope takes Quinn's case, but she isn't sure if she believes him and is certain that he is holding something back.
Unfortunately, as the book became a bit convoluted with red herrings and shocking crimes, the original promise did not hold up for me.
Crime/Legal. March 29, 2018. (First published in 1999) Print length: 376 pages.