The Solitary House

The Solitary House

A Novel

eBook - 2012
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Lynn Shepherd's first acclaimed novel of historical suspense, Murder at Mansfield Park, brilliantly reimagined the time of Jane Austen. Now, in this spellbinding new triumph, she introduces an unforgettable duo of detectives into the gaslit world of Dickens.London, 1850. Charles Maddox had been an up-and-coming officer for the Metropolitan police until a charge of insubordination abruptly ended his career. Now he works alone, struggling to eke out a living by tracking down criminals. Whenever he needs it, he has the help of his great-uncle Maddox, a legendary "thief taker," a detective as brilliant and intuitive as they come.On Charles's latest case, he'll need all the assistance he can get.To his shock, Charles has been approached by Edward Tulkinghorn, the shadowy and feared attorney, who offers him a handsome price to do some sleuthing for a client. Powerful financier Sir Julius Cremorne has been receiving threatening letters, and...
Publisher: 2012
ISBN: 9780345533555
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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blueroo276
Apr 05, 2019

I did not like this book nearly so well as the previous book by the same author, Murder at Mansfield Park. The writing style (speaking directly to the reader) was cumbersome and distracting, and the narrative was generally slow.

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maipenrai
Oct 24, 2016

SECOND BOOK IN Charles Maddox SERIES

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Thornhillnana
Oct 02, 2013

Do you like Anne Perry? You are going to LOVE Lynne Shepherd.

Crheneghan Jun 03, 2012

Dickensian London where perversion and disrespect for life are met by courage and character even if the heroes are emotionally crippled.

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