It is 1769 and these are violent times. London’s Covent Garden has long been a centre of hedonistic pleasure. Kitty Ives, an alluring whore, takes a man to her bed and wakes to find him dead. Scared she will end up on the gallows, Kitty decides to uncover the identity of the murderer. The Finish is the first terrifying and mysterious episode in the Venus Squared series, comprising: The Finish, The Surety, The Debt, and The Trade.
About the Author
Angela Elliott has written for film and TV. Her first book, Some Strange Scent of Death, was published in 2005.
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The Finish: The Progress of a Murder Uncovered based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
This is a lovely cosy mistery which takes place in the middle of the 18th century in Covent Garden. Tha main character is a whore who finds herself in the middle of a homicide. Since she can't trust anybody she tries to solve the puzzle on her own which looks like not being an easy task. She stumbles upon a lot of shady men and is suspecting mostly the wrong person. Luckily, there are also people she can trust and they try to keep her out of harm.
Kitty, the narrator is an engaging and sympathetic 'lady that services gentlemen" in the Covent Garden of 18th century London. She gets herself into trouble when a client is found dead. The murder mystery writing kept me turning the pages and really liked the use of language and attention to period detail and history . It would make a great movie or TV drama series--