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London Calling
by Sara Sheridan


Overview - In the years following World War II, former Secret Service employee Mirabelle Bevan has found a refuge in the quiet coastal town of Brighton. But she can't seem to resist an attraction to danger and a thirst for justice . . .
1952: Eighteen-year-old debutante Rose Bellamy Gore was last seen outside a Soho jazz club in the company of a saxophone player named Lindon Claremont.
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Overview
In the years following World War II, former Secret Service employee Mirabelle Bevan has found a refuge in the quiet coastal town of Brighton. But she can't seem to resist an attraction to danger and a thirst for justice . . .
1952: Eighteen-year-old debutante Rose Bellamy Gore was last seen outside a Soho jazz club in the company of a saxophone player named Lindon Claremont. Now her mysterious disappearance is front-page news in the London tabloids.
When Lindon turns up the next day in Brighton, desperately seeking help, Mirabelle counsels him to cooperate with the authorities. After the local police take the musician into custody and ship him off to Scotland Yard, Mirabelle and her best friend, Vesta Churchill, hop a train to London in search of the truth.
As they scour smoky jazz clubs searching for clues to the deb's disappearance, they descend into a sinister underworld where the price of admission can be one's life. Mirabelle will need to draw on her espionage skills to improvise her way out of a disappearing act of her own . . .
Praise for the first Mirabelle Bevan mystery, Brighton Belle
"Beneath that prim exterior lies a fearless, fly-by-the-seat-of-her-pants kind of gal. One part Nancy Drew, two parts Jessica Fletcher, Mirabelle has a dogged tenacity to rival Poirot." --Sunday Herald
"Unfailingly stylish, undeniably smart." --Daily Record
"I was gripped from start to finish." --Newbooks
"Fresh, exciting, and darkly plotted, this sharp historical mystery plunges the reader into a shadowy and forgotten past." --Good Book Guide
"Early 1950s England is effectively portrayed in this intriguing mystery story . . . An excellent read for the beach or a long flight." --Historical Novel Review
"After many twists and turns, she finally unravels the mystery in an entertaining romp pitting her wits against underworld characters and scheming impostors." --Bookseller
"An entertaining mystery read--light, intriguing and ideal for a weekend escape. Bits of history enhance the plot without overwhelming it, and a handful of unexpected twists keep the reader guessing." --RT Book Reviews

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781496701220
  • ISBN-10: 1496701224
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publish Date: March 2017
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds

Series: Mirabelle Bevan Mysteries

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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2017-02-06
  • Reviewer: Staff

Set in 1952, Sheridans satisfying second Mirabelle Bevan mystery (after 2016s Brighton Belle) opens with the disappearance of debutante Rose Bellamy Gore, who was last seen at a London jazz club in the company of saxophonist Lindon Claremont. Lindon, a childhood friend of Vesta Churchill, Mirabelles partner in the debt collection agency that the pair run in Brighton, calls at their office the day after Rose goes missing for advice. He agrees he should cooperate with the police, who regard him with extra suspicion because hes black. Lindon returns to London, where he subsequently dies in police custody, an apparent suicide. Tough and glamorous Mirabelle, who worked for British intelligence during WWII, travels with Vesta to London, where she calls on police acquaintances and former war colleagues for clues; she also visits some jazz clubs. The story grows progressively darker as Sheridan delves into issues of race and classnot to mention loyalty and abuse of powerin this extraordinarily rich historical. Agent: Jenny Brown, Jenny Brown Associates (U.K.). (Apr.)

 
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