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Friday, May 24, 2013

1666 and all that!

A Murder at Rosamund's Gate (Lucy Campion Mysteries) by Susanna Calkins

Murder most foul wraps it arms around servant girl Lucy , her family and her 'family' at her master's house. Lucy 's master is a magistrate. 
Two young women have been found murdered. The situations of their deaths appear to link them. 
Then Lucy's best friend and fellow servant Bessie is found murdered. 
Lucy's brother Will, Bessie's sweet heart is taken to Newgate to be tried. Lucy knows that Will is innocent. But what of the master's son Adam. He hides many secrets and on top of that Lucy spies him at the murder site stealthily pocketing something. But there are others who are linked to all three women.
With the Great Plague and The Great Fire of London as the backdrop, this is a fascinating story of murder told against the everyday life of the times. And of one young woman's struggle in extraordinary times under extraordinary circumstances.

A NetGalley ARC

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