‘All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players…’
When an undercover assignment for the Bow Street magistrate sees prostitute Lizzie Hardwicke trade Ma Farley’s Bawdy House in Soho for life as a seamstress the theatre on Drury Lane, it becomes clear quite quickly - what goes on in the wings is much more intriguing than the theatrics being played out on stage…
Soon Lizzie is once again thrown together with the handsome Inspector Will Davenport when a high profile investor is brutally hanged at centre stage and Lizzie discovers the body. With the suspect list rivalling any casting call, Lizzie will have to use every trick she’s hidden up her sleeves to unravel the tangled threads and bring the culprit into the spotlight.
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Historical Mystery Fiction
The Corpse Played Dead by Georgina Clarke is a Historical Murder Mystery set in 18th Century London. Lizzie is a very interesting character since her profession is a harlot turned detective in disguise as a seamstress. Each character is fascinating because they seem very different from the norm and yet real. The story is serious, but at times lighthearted and fun. Exciting fast paced suspense that tantalizes the reader to the end. I haven’t read the first book in this series Death and the Harlot, but have purchased it to read next. I look forward to reading more by a new favorite author and about a new enchanting character Lizzie Hardwicke.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I appreciate the opportunity and thank the author and publisher for allowing me to read, enjoy and review this book. Loved it! 5 Stars