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  • 10/2017
  • 1539570355 B01HUFD7LG
  • 321 pages
  • $4.06
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  • 10/2017
  • 1976343453
  • 290 pages
  • $7.22
The Case of the Curious Client: A Bow Street Society Mystery (second edition)

Adult; Mystery/Thriller; (Market)

The Bow Street Society is a fictional group of amateur detectives operating in London in 1896. Each of its civilian members has been enlisted for their unique skill or exceptional knowledge in a particular field. This ensures the Society may work to solve cases on the behalf of their clients, regardless of their client’s social class or wealth; cases that the police either can’t or won’t investigate. From an artist to an illusionist, from an architect to a veterinary surgeon, the Bow Street Society is justice by all and for all.

In The Case of the Curious Client, the Bow Street Society are hired by Mr Thaddeus Dorsey to locate a missing friend he knows only as ‘Palmer’ after he fails to keep a late night appointment with him. With their client’s own credibility cast into doubt mere minutes after they meet him though, the Society are forced to consider whether they’ve been sent on a wild goose chase. That is, until events take a dark turn, and the Society have to race against time to not only solve the case, but to save the very life of their client…

Reviews
At the start of Campbell’s intriguing late-Victorian mystery featuring the Bow Street Society, invalid Thaddeus Dorsey phones the London society to report a missing friend. When the angry voice of a second person interrupts the call, Dorsey hangs up after cryptically commenting, “I’m not unsafe.” Three society operatives, including artist Georgina Dexter, go over to Dorsey’s house, where they find their prospective client—who turns out to be severely visually impaired—tied to a bed, supposedly to keep him safe at night. Dorsey is alarmed that his friend Palmer, who used to visit him regularly at night when his attendant was out, has stopped doing so. After Dexter produces a clay bust that Dorsey is able to mold into an image of Palmer, the detectives spread out to track the man down. Their inquiry turns more serious when a body with its throat slit is discovered in the Dorsey home. While the plot is more memorable than the characters, fans of period mysteries will look forward to the society’s next case. (BookLife)

Correction: An earlier version of this review incorrectly stated this title was the third book in a series.

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 10/2017
  • 1539570355 B01HUFD7LG
  • 321 pages
  • $4.06
Paperback Details
  • 10/2017
  • 1976343453
  • 290 pages
  • $7.22

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