I am an avid eclectic reader.
It is 1933 and Scotland Yard Inspector brings to Maisie an Indian man who just arrived in London from Bombay to discover who killed his sister Usha Pramal. Major Pramal was also referred to Maisie by Dr Khan. Usha was working in England saving money to open a school for disadvantaged girls in Bombay. Maisie is at a turning point in her life. James has asked her to marry him, but she is an independent woman with her own business and is reluctant to give up her personal freedom to be a wife of a rich titled man. She has a yearning to travel abroad but first she has to find a murderer and find a missing 14 year old boy Robert Martin. Winspear provides us with an excellent picture of England in 1933. She points out the racism in England. Women were gradually finding their way seeking higher education, establishing themselves in profession that had formerly been closed to them. The novel is suspenseful, literate, evocative, moving and engrossing. Orlagh Cassidy does a great job narrating the book. I hope this series continues.
This is book number 2 in the Monk series. I finished book 1 and could hardly wait to listen to number 2 and now I completed this one, of course, I can hardly wait to download number 3. Anne Perry brings to life the 1850s London. Hester's experience in the Crimean War sent me off to read up on that War. Enjoy the interaction between Hester and Monk and am excited to read the book when they get together. Davina Porter brings the book to life, she is a great narrator.
Davina Porter does a great job in narrating this book. She makes the story come to life. This book has Hester charged with murder facing the gallows. The story takes place in a Scottish courtroom and the difference between English and Scottish law is pointed out. Monk, Arthur and his father Harry try to prove her innocent. Lots of descriptions of Edinburgh and Inverness makes it like a trip to Scotland. Hester and Monk are getting closer but when will they get together? Can not wait to start the next book in line. So far I have been unable to find the next book in the series on Audible. It is "Cain His Brother".
Hope they will get it soon.