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London 1884. Electricity pioneer Simon Borthwick lights up Victorian London with a stunning illuminations display - then shoots himself in a hansom cab.

Plucky Fleet Street reporter Penny Green witnesses the inventor's death and suspects the clue to his suicide lies in a mysterious letter he left behind. But can she persuade Inspector James Blakely of Scotland Yard that a crime has been committed?

Borthwick isn't the only person who died that day, and Penny soon encounters a shadowy world which the police can't get close to. When the intimidation begins, Penny starts to fear for her own safety. James does what he can to protect her, but is it enough?

©2018 Emily Organ (P)2019 Tantor

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Didn’t like the narration

I’ve read all of the books so far in this series, but decided to listen to this one. Big mistake. Why is it that people from the south think everyone from the north has a Yorkshire accent? It sounded like a 9 year old reading aloud in class, I’ll continue to read, but not listen.

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  • 14-06-19

Good Mystery, Pro Gay

I enjoyed this period mystery. The narrator was fantastic once again, and as always I'm anxious to learn what will happen between James and Penny. I did not expect the twists. *Spoiler* Heads up, halfway through some characters are revealed to be gay and it is an important part of the plot. If you are listening with children, they may have questions, especially because of the historical time setting.

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