4 stars · 5 stars · Female sleuth · Historical · Mystery · Severn House

Fool’s Gold (Liberty Lane, #8)

★★★★½

35010899

By Caro Peacock

September, 1841. A new arrival has taken London society by storm. Lord Byron’s handsome illegitimate son, George, recently arrived from the exotic island of Cephalonia in the company of his guardian, the mysterious Mr Vickery, has been setting female hearts aflutter.

But not all the attention George attracts is welcome. Mr Vickery has been receiving disturbing letters from a woman who calls herself Helena, and he hires Liberty Lane to find out who Helena is and what she wants.

As Liberty is to discover, there is more to this case than meets the eye. Is George really Lord Byron’s son – or is he an imposter? And who exactly is Mr Vickery? What is his agenda? When Liberty comes across a body shot dead near Mr Vickery’s home in Muswell Hill, the investigation takes a shocking turn.

My review

I really enjoyed this historical mystery. It wasn’t very hard to figure out the villian, but it was still a very entertaining story. I liked Liberty’s interactions with her team and I’m looking forward to more books in the series. This is book 8 I believe in the series and I haven’t read the others. I would like to know more about her, but the book works really well as a stand alone.

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