Caro Peacock, who has written five previous Liberty Lane novels, is a pseudonym of Gillian Linscott the award-winning author of numerous crime novels, including the Nell Bray historical mystery series featuring the eponymous suffragette sleluth. She lives near the Welsh borders.
Drawn closer to the case by a blossoming friendship with mathematician Arthur Weatherburn, Vanessa begins to investigate. When she learns of Sir Isaac Newton's elusive 'n-body problem' and the prestigious prize offered to anyone with a solution, things begin to make sense. But with further deaths occurring and the threat of an innocent man being condemned, Vanessa must hurry with her calculations...
Cornwall, 1844. On a lonely farm not far from Jamaica Inn, farmhand Shilly finds love in the arms of Charlotte Dymond. Charlotte has many secrets, and when she’s found on the moor with her throat cut, Shilly is determined to discover who is responsible. But so is the stranger calling himself Mr Williams, who throws Shilly into the bewildering new world of modern detection.
Based on historical events, Falling Creatures probes the dark heart of Victorian Cornwall in the shadow of gallows justice. In a place where the dead lie uneasy in their graves, to find a murderer, a young woman must first learn who she can trust.