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The Curse of the House of Foskett : The Gower Street Detective: Book 2
by M. R. C. Kasasian


Overview - Sidney Grice once had a reputation as London's most perspicacious personal detective. But since his last case led an innocent man to the gallows, business has been light. Listless and depressed, Grice has taken to lying in the bath for hours, emerging in the evenings for a little dry toast and a lot of tea.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Sidney Grice once had a reputation as London's most perspicacious personal detective. But since his last case led an innocent man to the gallows, business has been light. Listless and depressed, Grice has taken to lying in the bath for hours, emerging in the evenings for a little dry toast and a lot of tea. Usually a voracious reader, he will pick up neither book nor newspaper. He has not even gathered the strength to re-insert his glass eye. His ward, March Middleton, has been left to dine alone Then an eccentric member of a Final Death Society has the temerity to die on his study floor. Finally, Sidney and March have an investigation to mount -- an investigation that will draw them to an eerie house in Kew, and the mysterious Baroness Foskett...

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781605986692
  • ISBN-10: 1605986690
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books
  • Publish Date: January 2015
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Series: Grower Street Detectives #1

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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - General
Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Traditional
Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-11-10
  • Reviewer: Staff

Kasasian deepens the mystery of the relationship between his decidedly non–Holmes and Watson duo in his superior second whodunit set in late Victorian London. Since the brilliant and eccentric Sidney Grice, who bills himself as a personal detective, made a professional misstep in the previous entry, 2014’s The Mangle Street Murders, he and his ward, the prepossessing March Middleton, must now contend with a light caseload. The doldrums end when Grice is approached by Horatio Green, who wants him to investigate the death of a member of “a final death society,” a group of people, usually male, who have no heirs, or heirs they like, and leave their estates to the society’s last surviving member. The trail leads Grice and Middleton to a Miss Havisham–like figure, Lady Parthena Foskett, the sole survivor of a family rumored to be the subject of a curse. Kasasian again successfully blends the gruesome and the humorous. (Jan.)

 
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