Liberty Lane series No 3
June 2010/ ISBN 9780061447495
Historical Mystery /England 1839
by Barbara Buhrer
Liberty Lane maintains
a low profile as a music instructor, but she makes her living as
a private investigator using her talents to solve problems and putting
pieces of human puzzles together, especially those too delicate
to go to the police.
Benjamin Disraeli, Prime
Minister to Queen Victoria, wishes Liberty to investigate Lady Sophia
Brinkburn who is spreading word that her eldest son is illegitimate.
As her mad husband is near death, succession of the family title
is in question. He finds the lady's motives puzzling. Liberty is
to investigate. A family retainer is murdered; one brother disappears.
Liberty must uncover the buried family secrets to solve the case.
This is the
third of the historical mysteries featuring the plucky intelligent
Liberty Lane. It is enjoyable with a deft plot and proceeds at a
crisp pace. The reader is given a brief glimpse of 1830's Britain
from the gentry's craze for jousting to the new railway system.
It’s highly recommended for a few relaxing and rewarding hours
reading. Don't miss the previous books: A
Dangerous Affair (UK: Death of a Dancer) and A
Foreign Affair (UK: Death