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March Middleton has moved to Gower Street to live with her curmudgeonly guardian, Sidney Grice, London's most famous personal detective. She is intelligent, witty, and talkative. He thinks young women should be seen and not heard. But he grudgingly allows her to join his latest murder case: A young woman is dead and her loving husband is the only suspect.Their investigations lead the pair to the darkest alleys of the East End: Every twist leads...
A mystery featuring the Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries—"the Miss Marple of Victorian mystery." (Paperback Forum)
It was a most peculiar murder. A man's body was found in the canal—but the evidence showed that he had drowned in a bathtub. A theatre critic known for his savage reviews, the victim had had a full cast of enemies. While Inspector Witherspoon scoured the theatre, his housekeeper and unofficial sleuthing