Murder was never so refined…
When her holiday on the coast of Cornwall takes a deadly turn, it is up to Drucilla Winterbourne to uncover the dangerous secrets the inhabitants of Blackridge House will do anything to conceal. But can a proper young lady from London society comprehend the dark motives of a killer?
Accomplished In Murder is part of a series of historical mystery novellas featuring intrepid Victorian heroines up to their bustles in crime. These works are only loosely connected and can be read in any order.
Length: 17,000 word novella (roughly equivalent to 70 pages of a paperback)
Evocative yet well-paced
Written in a language that quite properly evokes an era without losing the 'snap' of a good whodunit, Ms. England has crafted a wonderful mini-tale that turns out to be the perfect traveling companion on a morning commute. Though briefly sketched, the characters are rounded out nicely and the heroine is brave and bright yet remains a lady.