Murder in Belgravia: A Mayfair 100 Mystery (Hardcover)
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A high-profile murder propels a unique crime-fighting team into the dark environs of London's underworld--and on a terrifying quest to track a ruthless killer. London, 1915. As World War I engulfs Europe, a special task force is formed in the affluent Mayfair district to tackle the city's thorniest crimes against women. When the bobbies and Scotland Yard come up short, there's only one telephone number to dial: Mayfair 100. An aristocrat has been murdered, and his wife, a witness and possible suspect, will only talk to a woman. With the blessing of London's Chief Commissioner, Chief Inspector Beech, a young man invalided out of the war, assembles a crew of sharp, intrepid, and well-educated women to investigate. But to get at the truth, Beech, Victoria, Caroline, Rigsby, and Tollman will venture into the the city's seedy underbelly, a world where murder is only the first in a litany of evils. Lynn Brittney's Mayfair 100 series debut, Murder in Belgravia, is the darkly compelling story of a movement far ahead of its time, in an attempt to combat the prejudices against women then and now.
About the Author
Lynn Brittney has been a writer for almost thirty years and has written several adult and children's non-fiction books and many plays for adults and children that have been performed all over the world. Her first young adult novel was shortlisted for the Waterstones Book Prize, the Brandford Boase Award and the Doncaster Book Prize. Her second young adult novel was included in the UK Government's Recommended Reading List for Boys and was described by the Daily Telegraph as containing..."furious swordplay, tremendous chases, atmospheric journeys and wince-inducing reminders that this was an age before anaesthetics." This is her first Mayfair 100 mystery and adult novel.