Finished reading February 24, 2016. I can’t believe the murderer was … well, you’re not going to hear it from me. I was surprised, though.
I enjoyed the book, although I did find it a little more graphic than the first one. I was pleased that Sidney Grice was his usual unlikable self–he wouldn’t be as interesting if he wasn’t. I will say that that it seemed at times that Sidney was kinder to his ward, March Middleton. Perhaps a change of heart? (If he had one)
I will give ‘The Curse of the House of Foskett’ 3.5/5 stars.
I enjoyed The Mangle Street Murders–the first book in the series–and am sure I will enjoy this as well. Sidney Grice is one of the most unlikable characters I have ever read: I hope he remains thus.
The Curse of the House of Foskett: The Gower Street Detective: Book 2
by M. R. C. Kasasian @MRCKASASIAN
~~~ Book Description ~~~
125 Gower Street, 1882.
Sidney Grice once had a reputation as London’s most perspicacious personal detective. But since his last case led an innocent man to the gallows, business has been light. Listless and depressed, Grice has taken to lying in the bath for hours, emerging in the evenings for a little dry toast and a lot of tea. Usually a voracious reader, he will pick up neither book nor newspaper. He has not even gathered the strength to re-insert his glass eye. His ward, March Middleton, has been left to dine alone.
Then an eccentric member of a Final Death Society has the temerity to die on his study floor. Finally, Sidney and March have an investigation to mount, an investigation that will draw them to an eerie house in Kew, and the mysterious Baroness Foskett…
~~~ Taken From Amazon Product Page ~~~