James Leatheran was found dead at his writing desk with a pen embedded in his throat, an ironic death for a man whose acerbic newspaper column had made him so many enemies. Among the targets of his venom were a wealthy banker, a respected police inspector and a humble clock repairer named Jacob Silver. With libel lawsuits brewing and Leatheran's family closing ranks, it falls to Jacob and his housemaid Sarah Simm to clear their names and find a murderer who is intent on having the final word.
'Writing on the Wall' is the third book in the Silver and Simm Victorian Mysteries series.
About the Author
Cynthia E. Hurst is the author of two mystery series set in present-day Seattle, the R&P Labs Mysteries and the Zukie Merlino Mysteries, and the Silver and Simm series, which takes place in Victorian England.
Like her characters, Cynthia grew up in Seattle, then earned a degree in journalism and worked on several newspapers and magazines in the US and UK. The R&P books are based on her time spent in the small research lab where her parents both worked, and many of the R&P staff's projects are ones actually undertaken by the lab. The Zukie books were inspired by her Italian relatives. The Silver and Simm series is set in Oxfordshire, her home since 1984.