Having resigned his position at Bow Street in disgrace (at least in his own mind) and failed in his attempt to establish himself as a private agent, John Pickett toils away at a tedious job as a clerk in the City. When he is approached by a man wishing to hire him to extract a young lady being held against her will at an asylum for opium-eaters, Pickett jumps at the chance to prove himself, and has a very reluctant Julia commit him to the institution as a patient. But nothing at the Larches is exactly as it seems, and while getting in may be easy, getting out may be another matter entirely…
I have so enjoyed the tales of John Pickett and his lady Julia I could scarcely wait for this book to arrive. I had been in the middle of reading another book when I received the email that the newest book in the series was now available. I wasted no time and abandoned the other book to start on a new adventure with the Picketts and
I was not disappointed except that too soon the tale came to a satisfying close. As I have done before, I’ll now return to the first book in the series in order to stay with the Picketts a little longer. I’m afraid I am very much addicted to this mystery series and will wait with high anticipation for the next adventure and hopefully addition to the Pickett family as well. I do hope to hear of a new addition to this series soon.