Publisher: Mongan Books
A mysterious death in Victorian London, an attempt to storm the palace, a plot to kill the Queen, what do they all have in common? It all happens in “Death Calls at the Palace”. Charlotte and Daniel Edgerton have just returned to England after years in the U.S. Daniel has accepted a job with a local newspaper and Charlotte is busy setting up their new household and getting reacquainted with her brother and his bride. Charlotte is a teacher and when she learns that her brother and sister-in-law can’t read she begins to teach them. Soon there are several young women coming to her for class. One of them is a kitchen maid in the Singh household. They are in London from India to try to meet with the Queen. There is much political unrest in London and many bad feelings against the Indians. When the Singh’s kitchen maid is found dead on the kitchen floor and Mrs. Singh and her maid are kidnapped, Charlotte and Daniel find themselves becoming detectives.
I found this to be a very enjoyable mystery. The Edgerton’s are very engaging characters, however, I would have liked to see a little more of their backstory since this is not the first book in the series. The story has a nice, twisty storyline that kept me glued to the pages. It is obvious that the author did a lot of research for this book, and her descriptions of the political scene at the time are very realistic.
Alinefromabook’s rating: 3.5 stars