The Mangle Street Murders

The Mangle Street Murders

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After her father dies, March Middleton has to move to London to live with her guardian, Sidney Grice, the country’s most famous private detective.It is 1882 and London is at its murkiest yet most vibrant, wealthiest yet most poverty-stricken. No sooner does March arrive than a case presents itself: a young woman has been brutally murdered, and her husband is the only suspect. The victim’s mother is convinced of her son-in-law’s innocence, and March is so touched by her pleas she offers to cover Sidney’s fee herself.The investigations lead the pair to the darkest alleys of the East End: every twist leads Sidney Grice to think his client is guilty; but March is convinced that he is innocent. Around them London reeks with the stench of poverty and gossip, the case threatens to boil over into civil unrest and Sidney Grice finds his reputation is not the only thing in mortal danger.
The first in a charming, evocative, and sharply plotted Victorian crime series starring a detective duo to rival Holmes and Watson.

Baker & Taylor
After being orphaned, March Middleton moves to Victorian London to live with her guardian, Sidney Grice, a famous private detective, and helps investigate the murder of a young woman whose husband is the only suspect.

Publisher: New York : Pegasus Crime, c2014
Edition: 1st Pegasus Books cloth ed
ISBN: 9781605985398
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY KAS
Characteristics: 329 p. ;,24 cm.


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CRRL_MegRaymond Jan 24, 2018

After the death of her father, the acerbic March Middleton becomes the ward of the even more acerbic Sidney Grice.

Nov 30, 2016

(The first book in the Gower Street Detective series)

May 13, 2014

Very fun book, witty and funny. Looking forward to the next one!

Apr 12, 2014

Sidney Grice is not Sherlock Holmes, although at first inspection there are several similarities between the detectives.

This book is immensely humanized by the main female (non-romantic) character. Without her this would be a dull story.

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