Returning from a continental honeymoon with Lady Jane Grey, Charles Lenox wishes only to prepare his maiden speech as a new Member of Parliament. But in this fourth book of the Agatha Award–nominated series—following The Fleet Street Murders—Charles finds he must juggle several concerns at once when a fellow MP asks him to quietly investigate the murder of a footman, bludgeoned to death with a brick.
"As he prowls through the pubs, boxing clubs, and servants' quarters of Victorian London, [Charles] discovers some very dark secrets and finds himself in danger from a killer who is willing to strike again to keep him quiet. [The author] captures the atmosphere of Victorian London and creates a solid British mystery that will appeal to both procedural and cozy readers."—Booklist