A Rannoch Fraser Mysteries novella
October 1820. As London simmers over the scandalous royal divorce trial, a pistol shot aimed at the Duke of Wellington's carriage shatters the peace of the autumn night. When Malcolm and Mélanie Rannoch learn their friend Robby Simcox has been arrested for the crime, they are convinced it is a miscarriage of justice, but it will require all their resources as former spies to uncover the truth. The race against time to save Robby from the gallows takes the Rannochs across the breadth of London, from the slums of St. Giles to elegant Mayfair to lively Covent Garden, and to Wellington's glittering home at Apsley House. But the culprit proves cleverly elusive. The consequences of their investigation could rip Robby's sister Bet from her aristocratic true love–and may also reveal secrets that threaten all Malcolm and Mélanie hold dear...
Wonderful preamble to the spring book
Tracy Grant is my favorite cozy Mystery author. I can’t wait to read her books what they are published. The stories of Melody and Malcolm and all of us supporting characters are just fantastic. You can read one of these books in sink into the time. I’d be in the rooms with those characters.
This book has certainly set the stage for her May publication. What in the world is Aleister Rannoch up to and what does he want with Sandy Trenor? I certainly hope Sandy marries Bet quickly! What will his parents make of all of this? What is the relationship between Alastair and Lady Shroppington?