Another Kat Holloway historical mystery! Historical mysteries are some of my favorites, and this Victorian series featuring Kat Holloway is fun (and if you are interested in cooking, there is extra spice in the below stairs efforts to keep the upstairs fed).
Daniel McAdams seeks Kat's help in finding some children missing from the Foundling Hospital. A new character is introduced--Daniel's foster brother, a man who escaped the streets when a wealthy man takes him in and provides him with an education at Oxford. Daniel is distrustful, but agrees to help him. Kat, as usual, observes and withholds her opinion until she knows more.
The always eccentric and likable Cynthia and her friends also provide aid for Kat as she attempts to discover what has happened to the missing children.
One of the pleasures of this series is the way Ashley develops and uses her secondary characters and there are several in this latest book. A little more about Daniel's past, his ability as a chameleon who can adapt to whichever level of society is required, and the reasons for his secrets. I can't wait for the next one!
Read in May. Blog review scheduled for July 13.
Historical Mystery. Aug. 4, 2020. Print length: 320 pages.