The much-anticipated second novel in the charming, sharply plotted Victorian crime series starring a detective duo to rival Holmes and Watson.125 Gower Street, 1882.
Sidney Grice once had a reputation as London's most perspicacious personal detective. But since his last case led an innocent man to the gallows, business has been light. Listless and depressed, Grice has taken to lying in the bath for hours, emerging in the evenings for a little dry toast and a lot of tea. Usually a voracious reader, he will pick up neither book nor newspaper. He has not even gathered the strength to re-insert his glass eye. His ward, March Middleton, has been left to dine alone.
Then an eccentric member of a Final Death Society has the temerity to die on his study floor. Finally, Sidney and March have an investigation to mount — an investigation that will draw them to an eerie house in Kew, and the mysterious Baroness Foskett...
About the Author
M. R. C. Kasasian is the author of The Mangle Street Murders,The Curse of the House of Foskett, Death Descends on Saturn Villa, and The Secrets of Gaslight Lane, all available from Pegasus Crime. He divides his time between Suffolk and Malta.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Curse of the House of Foskett based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
The second installment of The Gower Street Detective series was excellent. The story flowed nicely and there was a clearer explanation of the mystery than there was in the first book. I only rated it four stars for two reasons: The first reason being that the relationship that develops between March and the doctor feels out of place and seems as though it detracts from the story as a whole. The second reason (and this may be only with the Nook version) is that there were numerous spelling/grammatical errors that were difficult to ignore.
Story was interesting and I liked the premise of this mystery BUT way too graphically disgusting for no reason. The main character has a glass eye which is infected and is described in disgusting detail frequently. Author added unnecessary disgusting details that actually repulsed me and took away from the story. Would not read another book in this series.