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Publisher's Summary

The year is 1924. The streets of St. James ring with jazz as Britain races forward into an age of peace and prosperity. London's back alleys, however, are filled with broken soldiers and still shadowed by the lingering horrors of the Great War.   

Only a few years removed from the trenches of Flanders himself, Lieutenant Eric Peterkin has just been granted membership in the most prestigious soldiers-only club in London: the Britannia. But when a gentleman's wager ends with a member stabbed to death, the victim's last words echo in the lieutenant's head: that he would "Soon right a great wrong from the past".   

Eric is certain one of his fellow members is the murderer. But who? Captain Mortimer Wolf, the soldier's soldier thrice escaped from German custody? Second Lieutenant Oliver Saxon, the brilliant codebreaker? Or Captain Edward Aldershott, the steely club president whose Savile Row suits hide a frightening collision of mustard gas scars?   

Eric's investigation will draw him far from the marbled halls of the Britannia to the shadowy remains of a dilapidated war hospital and the heroin dens of Limehouse. As the facade of gentlemenhood cracks, Eric faces a Matryoshka doll of murder, vice, and secrets pointing not only to the officers of his own club, but to the very investigator assigned by Scotland Yard.

©2018 Christopher Huang (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Huang surrounds his engaging lead character with a meaty supporting cast, many of whom quickly become suspects with tantalizing motives. The mystery itself is clever and should keep even the most experienced whodunit finders guessings. We hope [this] will be only the first of many Eric Peterkin adventures." ―Booklist

"Dorothy Sayers is alive and well and writing under the name of Christopher Huang. A Gentleman's Murder echoes the traditional mysteries in the best sense: no car chases or explosions, just great characters and a feel for time and place." ―Rhys Bowen, New York Times best-selling author of The Tuscan Child and two-time winner of the Agatha Award 

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Good ole mystery

A mystery novel that keeps interest well. I have no dissappointment and will deliver greatly

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I know there’s a good story in there ...somewhere ...

The review is better than the story . Boring!!! ... unless you enjoy listening to a bunch of British school tie types dancing around each other to protect the status quo. They are more interested in making sure their club’s reputation remains unsullied than in solving a member’s ( not really ‘one of us’) murder. The only one persevering is a bit of a wimp... Eric Peterkin would like to solve the mystery but never really stands up for himself or anyone else. A very milquetoast hero. Decorum est ...

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Great read

Interesting characters. Plot development lags somewhat. Will certainly read next in series. Apparent effort on historical significance.

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Terrific!

A fantastic voyage into the golden age of murder mystery! Huang kept me guessing until the very end. I very much look forward to the next adventure from Huang and Peterkin!

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