When a packet of revealing letters disappears from the desk of Lady Melbourne, she will need Rosalind Thorne's help, in this third case set in Regency London (following A Purely Private Matter). The letters concern her unstable daughter-in-law Lady Caroline Lamb, whose public affair with Lord Byron has caused no end of distress. Then there is the matter of a body found at the gates of Melbourne House. Ever discreet, Rosalind poses as Melbourne's secretary to catch a thief who may also be a murderer.
"Rosalind carries the soul of Sherlock Holmes in the world of Elizabeth Bennet, and it's a hard combination to beat."—BookPage