Felicity Carrol and the Murderous Menace: A Felicity Carrol Mystery

Patricia Marcantonio. Crooked Lane, $26.99 (336p) ISBN 978-1-64385-289-8
In Marcantonio’s entrancing sequel, set in 1889, to 2019’s Felicity Carrol and the Perilous Pursuit, wealthy heiress Felicity has put her family’s fortunes to philanthropic use, establishing a foundation to help the impoverished children of London’s East End. Scotland Yarder Jackson Davies, who became impressed with Felicity’s intellect and dedication to justice after her investigations in the previous book, falls ill after learning of the murder of a streetwalker, Lily Rawlins, in a Montana mining town that he fears is the work of Jack the Ripper. Having failed to catch the Ripper, Jackson considers himself responsible for Lily’s death. With Jackson’s encouragement, Felicity heads to the U.S. to track down the culprit, who she thinks may indeed be the Ripper. Despite the alliterative title, this is no genteel cozy, as the author doesn’t shy from vivid descriptions of the harsh life of prostitutes. Fans of Laurie King and Jacqueline Winspear will be thrilled by this capable, independent female protagonist. Agent: Elizabeth Kracht, Kimberley Cameron. (Feb.)
Reviewed on : 11/22/2019
Release date: 02/11/2020
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
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