Book Review: Murder in Belgravia
Murder in Belgravia
A Mayfair 100 Murder Mystery
by Lynn Brittney
General Fiction (Adult) , Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 15 Mar 2018
I am reviewing a copy of Murder in Belgravia through Mirror Books and Netgalley:
This book is set against the backdrop of World War 1. Mayfair 100 is the number for a specialized crime busting team who is based in the house of Mayfair, in London 1915. Only ten months into the First World War and already the city has become flooded with women taking over the work of the men who had gone into the armed forces many of whom went into war.
Chief Inspector Peter Breech was a young man who had been invalided out of the war, in one of the first battles. He finds himself having to investigate the murder of an aristocrat. The mans wife is both a key witness and suspect and she will not speak to anyone but another woman about the unpleasant details of the case. Chief Inspector Peter Breech sets up a clandestine team to deal with such situations after convincing the Chief Commissioner. Beech is able to put a small crew of well educated women and professional policemen.
As the group Beech, Victoria, Caroline, Rigsby and Tollman investigate the murder they find themselves having to delve into the seedier side of London during the First World War, they visit everything from Criminal Gangs to brothels and underground drug rings supplying heroin to the wealthy in search of a killer?
Will the Mayfair 100 be able to solve the murder? If they do will they be allowed to continue working as a team?
I give Murder in Belgravia five out of five stars!