Saturday, April 4, 2009

Saturday Suggestions: Kate Ross


Boston trial lawyer Kate Ross wrote a lovely set of four mysteries featuring Julian Kestrel. They take place in London in the 1820s. Julian is a dandy, charming and intelligent with a gift for tracing clues. He is assisted by his valet, Dipper, who used to be a pickpocket. His expertise with the underworld and the lower classes is always helpful.

Sadly, Kate died in 1998 at the heart-breakingly young age of 41. But she left four wonderful historical mysteries. I loved them all and wish there were more of this well done series:

Cut to the Quick

A Broken Vessel

Whom the Gods Love

The Devil in Music

4 comments:

NotNessie said...

Thanks for the suggestion... being added to my TBR list as we speak.

LuAnn said...

These sound very good. I'll have to watch for them and add to my "to read" list.

Myckyee said...

Oh, that's sad that the author died and such a young age.

I'm going to check out these books for sure - I love mystery series.

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