By Susanna Calkins
Lucy Campion, a girls’ maid became printer’s apprentice in 17th-century London, is crossing Holborn Bridge over the murky waters of the River Fleet one morning while, out of the mist, she sees a specter relocating towards her. anxious initially, Lucy quickly realizes the otherworldly determine is in reality a tender girl, basically distraught and clad basically in a blood-spattered white nightdress. slightly capable of communicate, the girl has no reminiscence of who she is or what’s occurred to her. The townspeople think she’s possessed. yet Lucy is anxious for the woman’s health and wellbeing and takes her to work out a doctor. whilst, shockingly, the lady is pointed out because the daughter of a nobleman, Lucy is requested to briefly hand over her bookselling tasks to discreetly function the woman’s better half whereas she continues to be less than the physician’s care.
As the girl slowly recovers, she begins—with Lucy’s help—to reconstruct the poor occasions that led her to Holborn Bridge that morning. but if it turns into transparent the woman’s defense may well nonetheless be in danger, Lucy turns into unwillingly aware of a plot with far-reaching social implications, and she’ll need to come to a decision simply how a ways she’s keen to visit guard the younger lady in her care.
Susanna Calkins has drawn a richly unique portrait of a time in historical past and a tender lady suffering opposed to the boundaries of her society in her subsequent soaking up Lucy Campion mystery.
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A Death Along the River Fleet: A Mystery (Lucy Campion Mysteries) by Susanna Calkins