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In 1825, while having a party, a successful young man with an uncertain reputation is murdered, and after the police fail to find the killer, the young man's father calls upon private detective Julian Kestrel to solve the mystery. Reprint.
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Kate Ross is a trial lawyer with the Boston law firm Sullivan & Worcester.From School Library Journal:
YA?Julian Kestrel, a debonair man-about-town in early Victorian London, is asked to investigate the murder of Alexander Falkland. The charming aristocratic victim's distraught father turns to Kestrel when it seems that the Bow Street Runners have failed to turn up any clues. Nothing has been taken from the elaborate house, no one could have entered unnoticed in the middle of one of Falkland's famous parties, and everyone professes to have been on the best of terms with the deceased. As Kestrel delves into the case, he begins to find many people without adequate alibis, including Alexander's lovely widow. He is baffled by the solid wall of silence that he encounters; intrigued by the protective behavior of the servants; and, finally, starts to piece together Falkland's true character. With flair and quick-moving drama, the amateur detective is able to make the necessary connection between this murder and that of a servant in an abandoned brickfield. Kestrel, a true man of his times, treads carefully to maintain the correct conventions even as he digs deeply into the London lowlife. In this third novel about Kestrel, Ross builds on and develops her character so that readers recognize his strong personality, thus adding depth and dimension to the story.?Mary T. Gerrity, Queen Anne School Library, Upper Marlboro, MD
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1996. Trade paperback. Condition: New. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 400 p. Julian Kestrel Mystery. Audience: General/trade. Seller Inventory # Alibris_0006682
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