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Published by Verity Press, 7
April 2018. ISBN: 9781987656138 (PB)
This fascinating story is set in
Victorian Britain at the time of the Indian Mutiny in 1857. The
contrasting pictures of life in the Upper class in London attending the Season
with the growing horrors of the Mutiny’s effects on the British women and
children in India is very cleverly delivered.
characters of Lady Antonia Danvers in London and her friend Emilia Landry in
India are shown as the experiences of the two are unfolded.
mysteries here relate to the experiences of the young ladies being received
into society, negotiating the difficulties that Victorian Society inflicted on
them. The murder of an Indian complicates events.
Fletcher Crow shows mastery of the intricacies of High Society in the London of
1857. She gives some lovely details to build up this picture. The
time lag of information about the Mutiny’s effects reaching Europe is
beautifully illustrated for our world of instantaneous news.
mystery around two deaths is eventually solved in a rousing climax.
Meanwhile the Indian Mutiny has taken its course.
Reviewer: Jennifer S. Palmer
Fletcher Crow has three mystery series current including this historical
Donna Fletcher Crow is a former English teacher and a
Life Member of the Jane Austin Society of America. She is the author of 50
books, mostly novels dealing with British history.The award-winning Glastonbury, A Novel of the
Holy Grail, an Arthurian grail search epic covering 15 centuries of English
history, is her best-known work.She is
also the author of The Monastery Murders: A
Very Private Grave, A Darkly Hidden Truth and An Unholy Communion as well as the Lord Danvers series of Victorian
true-crime novels and the literary suspense series The Elizabeth & Richard
Mysteries. Donna and her husband live in Boise, Idaho.They have 4 adult children and 12
grandchildren. She is an enthusiastic gardener.
my reading life crime fiction has been a constant interest; I really enjoyed my
15 years as an expatriate in the Far East, the Netherlands
& the USA
but occasionally the solace of closing my door to the outside world and sitting
reading was highly therapeutic. I now lecture to adults on historical topics
including Famous Historical Mysteries.