PLOT OR PREMISE
Murdoch gets to investigate the death of Dolly Merishaw, a drunkard, a midwife, and an abortionist. She lived with two boys that she treated horribly, as well as a young woman who is also a little unbalanced. It doesn’t take much for Murdoch to realize there was blackmail involved, the question being of who?
WHAT I LIKED
Murdoch’s investigation is relatively straightforward, but the fun part is seeing him trying to figure out the morals of dating and ballroom dancing when he still grieves his fiancee’s death. He’s also training for a bicycle race. It’s a good introduction of some supporting characters too.
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE
The view of the young woman being unbalanced is far too simplistic and poorly portrayed.
THE BOTTOM LINE / TWEET
A good addition to the series, but not the best.
Legend: 1/5 Finished 2/5 Not bad 3/5 Good 4/5 Enjoyable 5/5 Excellent
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow her on social media.
- Year of Release: 1998
- Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
- ISBN/ASIN: 978-0312193485
- Series: Murdoch (#2)
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