Having read many of Mark S. R. Sterling%u2019s books, when I saw a new one, I didn%u2019t hesitate to buy it. Once again, his unique writing style of mystery, suspense, danger, and historical details to facts along with a flair for eroticism, keep the pages turning in his latest Victorian Age tale. There is a great cast of characters and plenty of details to help unravel this mystery.
The story begins with a death, which will be determined as a murder. The suspect, a female because of the cause of death being arsenic poisoning. With the aid of detective Lady Theodora Strangways, brought in by Scotland Yard Inspector John Digby, it will be their job to find evidence, uncover a plot, and determine the who, what, why, when, and where of this case.
Because this is a mystery, I will be very cautious as to any details. But the story contains letters exchanged by the deceased and a female; it will be a youthful love affair on her part, and maybe a more questionable past for him. She is from a family with social standing, and he is a commoner.
The story also includes romantic interludes between our Lady Detective and Scotland Yard Inspector. There will be detailed and explicit scenes between lovers that will include mild spankings, explicit and various sex acts, and even the Kama Sutra.
Something to keep in mind, our author uncovers true cases and then spins an amazing story, adding in the sex and spankings scenes. Details brought out in the letters would have been very explicit and risqué during this time period in history. All I will say, you need to read it yourself. I%u2019m excited about another Lady Detective series by this author.