As a fan of the books of Alex Grecian and as someone with an interest in Victorian crime, this book grabbed my attention from the outset. The characters are well-written and likeable and the author manages to give a real insight into issues affecting Victorian Leeds. I particularly enjoyed the character of Annabelle as, in many Victorian novels, wives are hidden away in the background – it was good to see a woman of independent means who also manages to support her husband’s career.
Based on this book, I would definitely read more books in the series. A thoroughly enjoyable read.