Hello and welcome to our stop on The Quality Of Mercy blog tour!
Thank you very much to Emma @ Damppebbles and Malia Zaidi for providing a copy of the book to [K]
The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.
After years spent away, Lady Evelyn is at long last back in her home city of London and she has returned with a rather controversial plan. The Carlisle Detective Agency is born, and it does not take long for the bodies… ahem, cases, to start piling up. With her friend and assistant Hugh, Evelyn embarks on the quest to solve the crimes. Yet the London she encounters is not the London of her coddled youth, and she is forced to learn that there is more to discover than the identity of a murderer. It isn’t only her city which reveals it is not what she always believed it to be, but the people she encounters as well. Secrets are revealed that have her thinking twice about everything she thought she knew about the society in which she grew up.
Evelyn’s love for her hard-won independence confronts her with yet another mystery, whether she is ready or willing to give up any of it for marriage. And then there is the arrival of rather a familiar face in London, one Daniel is none to pleased to see. Evelyn must find not one but two murderers, as well as make a decision that could determine her future. From the mansions of Mayfair to the dark alleys of Whitechapel, can Evelyn catch the killers before another life is taken?
Lady Evelyn after all her adventures is now back in London, to start an unusual business for a woman at the time…
This is book 5 in the Lady Carlisle series and it is still going strong. Despite being back in London the deaths have not eased, and now Evie has set up a detective agency she is now actively looking for mysteries to solve. I love the descriptions of Evelyn’s 1920’s world and the life that she lives. Reunited with our favourite main characters we are also introduced to new who broaden the possible suspects to the murders.
If you like historical murder mysteries that are set in and around the 1920s I can wholly recommend this series. I just cannot wait to see where Evie’s choices take her next!
Malia Zaidi is the author of the Lady Evelyn Mysteries. She studied at the University of Pittsburgh and at the University of Oxford.
Having grown up in Germany, she currently lives in Washington DC, though through her love of reading, she resides vicariously (if temporarily) in countries around the world.
Published in paperback and digital formats by BookBaby on 25th August 2020
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