The John Chase/Penelope Wolfe
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John Chase/Penelope Wolfe
"S.K. Rizzolo's Regency London recalls the late Kate Ross's work in its depth of period detail. Vivid characterization, compelling narrative, and surprising plot twists--immensely satisfying."
--Stephanie Barron, author of the Jane Austen mysteries
Author of the John Chase/Penelope Wolfe Regency Mysteries
A father's ambition to transplant a child of mixed blood and create an English dynasty will lead to terrible deeds.
"Set in Regency London, this thoughtful and thought-provoking debut offers a large cast of characters and a wealth of historical detail in a tale of murder, intrigue and the 19th-century English justice system..."
"Like the best historical mystery authors, Rizzolo is scrupulously accurate and uses her setting as much more than window dressing. The class-conscious society of Regency London acts almost as a foil to the sleuthing efforts of Chase and Wolfe, who uncover a web of family secrets and political conspiracies that extends from sophisticated St. James’ Square to the wilds of Dorset, where Druid rituals may reveal the truth. A natural for fans of Stephanie Barron’s Jane Austen series."
—Barbara Bibel for Booklist
"History and 1813 London come alive in this powerful saga, highly recommended for fans of historical mysteries who are looking for a combination of powerful history background and involving plot."
––Midwest Book Review
"This fourth outing for Chase (Die I Will Not, 2014, etc.) blends thwarted love, class and racial issues, partly convincing historical details, and solid sleuthing."
–Kirkus Reviews, December 2015