by Ann Granger
I came across this book by chance and I’m so glad that I did because I love cozy mysteries. And that is just what this book, by Sarah Granger, is. A Victorian murder mystery, set in London in the last part of the 19th Century. It’s part of a new series with Detective Inspector Ben Ross as its main character along with his wife Lizzie Ross and their maid Bessie. With all the hallmarks of Victorian times, it will sweep you into the past complete with hansom cabs, country houses, not to mention London’s fog hanging over the river Thames, and steam trains at Waterloo Station.
As Inspector Ben Ross of Scotland Yard makes his way home across Waterloo Bridge, one damp foggy night, he is all too aware that ‘the River Wraith’ who has been terrorising young women on such nights, might strike again. And it happened. By the time the fog has lifted, Allegra Benedict, the young Italian wife of an art dealer has been strangled in Green Park. The reason for her death takes not only Inspector Ross on a journey of discovery, but his wife Lizzie and their maid, Bessie, as well.
A most enjoyable read if you like cozy mysteries.