Under the Dragon's Tail by Maureen Jennings (PWBR00042)

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Plot or Premise

Cover: Under the Dragon's Tail by Maureen Jennings

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

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