My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Lovely read, I enjoyed this book very much.
When you take a set of wonderful and witty characters, glamorous masquerade ball, and devious murder – you’ve got yourself a perfect detective story. And speaking of a detective – what a charming, smart, goodhearted and sassy little investigator we found in a face of Lady Alkmene! This is a 4th book featuring Lady Alkmene and Jake Dubois “partnership”. However, this is the first book of the series that I’ve read. The first 3 books are already on my to-read list.
So, back to the story. Great and twisted plot. Lady Alkmene and Jake are reunited at the masquerade ball that is taking place at Alkmene’s friend Denise’s family house outside of London. At midnight Lady Alkmene come across a breathless body of the servant in the bathhouse. A young maid is arrested. Lady Alkmene is convinced in young girl’s innocence and has set her mind to resolve the murder mystery to free harmless maid. Lady Alkmene and Jake work as a team, following clues and uncovering Hargrove family secrets in order to find a real murderer.
I’m not sure about other readers, but I really want to know what happened to Denise at the end? Has Jake succeeded and prevented her and count’s marriage? I need answers.