July 28, 2013

A Fatal Likeness

cover image of A Fatal Likeness
Lynn Shepherd

London detective Charles Maddox returns in this clever, likeable sequel to The Solitary House (2012). Taking over the family business from his uncle, Charles immediately finds his investigative services engaged by no less than the son of celebrated poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. The Shelley family seeks Maddox's aid in discovering whether some recently unearthed documents did in fact belong to the late poet. The investigation quickly grows more and more disturbing...especially when shocking evidence of foul play comes to light. A fine Victorian mystery.