Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Currently Reading...

I'm currently reading The Masque of a Murderer by Susanna Calkins. This book is the third in her historical mystery series featuring Lucy Campion. You can check out my review of the first book in the series, A Murder at Rosamund's Gate here. I somehow missed the second book in the series, which I have just ordered, but went ahead and started reading this one.

Lucy is back! While London recovers from the Great Fire, Lucy is working as a sort of apprentice to a printer. With Adam as a sort of suitor, she is also friendly with a local constable, a fact that sits none too well with the Magistrate's son. Meanwhile Adam's sister, once a flighty girl, has become a Quaker. Quakers were generally hated and often jailed for seditious behavior at this time, so Sarah's homecoming after traveling to the New World is not a happy one. When word arrives that an old friend, now also a Quaker, is on his deathbed after an accident, Lucy accompanies Sarah to pen his final words (a common practice). Briefly left alone with the man, he tells Lucy that it was no accident-he was murdered, his wife is in danger, and it just may be a fellow Quaker who did the deed!

Once again I'm captivated by 17th century London and the life of Lucy Campion.

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