FIRE, BURN! – Okay
Carr, John Dickson
Detective-Superintendent John Cheviot enters a cab in the 1950’s in steps out into 1829, whereupon he is called to investigate a robbery which turns into a murder.
This is a story involving time travel and Cheviot’s efforts to apply “modern” investigative methods to an earlier time. While the primary female character seems vapid by today’s standards, Carr clearly researched the language and social morays of that time.