April 7, 2013

A Murder at Rosamund's Gate

cover image of A Murder at Rosamund's Gate
A Mystery
Susanna Calkins

Restoration London serves as the perfect backdrop to Calkins's superb debut mystery. Chambermaid Lucy Campion serves in the household of the local magistrate, Hargrave. The bodies of two serving girls have been discovered in fields outside London. When one of Lucy's friends, lady's maid Bessie, becomes the next victim, Lucy turns detective to find her killer. Her sleuthing might lead her straight into the arms of the killer. Calkins seamlessly blends historical detail, romance, and mystery in a moving and highly entertaining tale.