A Murder at Rosamund's Gate
By Susanna Calkins
Minotaur, 2013. 352 pgs. Mystery.
It's seventeenth century London and, amidst all her duties as a chambermaid, Lucy Campion finds herself thrust in the middle of a murder when a fellow servant is found brutally murdered in a nearby field. As Lucy's investigations take her throughout the city, danger stalks the streets...and may come looking for her next.
I found this book unique because of the time period, especially. It is nice to see some Shakespearean England at a time when most authors are focusing on Austen-esque settings. The history is very well researched and extremely detailed, sometimes at the expense of the mystery. A fascinating look at how a murder inquiry might be conducted in Elizabethan times.