Pub Date 13 Mar 2019
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London, 1915. As World War I engulfs Europe, a special task force is formed in the affluent Mayfair district to tackle the city’s thorniest crimes against women. When the bobbies and Scotland Yard come up short, there’s only one telephone number to dial: Mayfair 100.
An aristocrat has been murdered, and his wife, a witness and possible suspect, will only talk to a woman. With the blessing of London’s Chief Commissioner, Chief Inspector Beech, a young man invalided out of the war, assembles a crew of sharp, intrepid, and well-educated women to investigate. But to get at the truth, Beech, Victoria, Caroline, Rigsby, and Tollman will venture into the the city’s seedy underbelly, a world where murder is only the first in a litany of evils.
Lynn Brittney’s Mayfair 100 series debut, Murder in Belgravia, is the darkly compelling story of a movement far ahead of its time, in an attempt to combat the prejudices against women then and now.
Praise for Murder in Belgravia:
“Filled with rich period detail, a lively cast of characters, and fast-paced twists and turns, this novel will leave you cheering for Beech and company and eager for their next adventure!”
—Ashley Weaver, author of the Edgar Finalist Murder at the Brightwell
“Murder in Belgravia is a savvy, sophisticated 1920s murder mystery with a delightfully engaging circle of sleuths, from the wounded war veteran Scotland Yard detective and his team of Bobbies to the smart, unconventional ladies, who bring their own impressive talents to crime solving! I can't wait for their next case!”
—Andrea Penrose, author of the Wrexford & Sloane Regency-set mysteries