BLOOD FOR BLOOD – G
Rizzolo, S. K. – 2nd in series
Penelope Wolfe, now a lady’s companion, struggles to fit into the fashionable world, encountering people who hide resentment and deceit under smooth smiles. When one of the footmen turns up dead with a knife to the heart, Penelope and Bow Street Runner John Chase are entangled in a web of family secrets and political conspiracy that stretches far beyond luxurious St. James's Square. With the help of barrister Edward Buckler, Chase follows the trail of a mysterious mad woman caught peeping in the window at the corpse.
This is a well-done, well-researched series set in Victorian England, but it, as yet, lacks a real connection between the two primary characters.