'Delightful and original ... A series that could well become a cult' DAILY MAIL.
125 Gower Street, 1882.
Sidney Grice once had a reputation as London's most perspicacious personal detective. But since his last case led an innocent men to the gallows, business has been light.
Listless and depressed, Grice has taken to lying in the bath for hours, emerging in the evenings for a little dry toast and a lot of tea. Usually a voracious reader, he will pick up neither book nor newspaper. He has not even gathered the strength to re-insert his glass eye. His ward, March Middleton, has been left to dine alone.
Then an eccentric member of a Final Death Society has the temerity to die on his study floor. Finally Sidney and March have an investigation to mount – an investigation that will draw them to an eerie house in Kew, and the mysterious Baroness Foskett...
Praise for THE CURSE OF THE HOUSE OF FOSKETT:
'A well-plotted mystery full of twists and turns, skullduggery, danger, and double-dealing' GOODREADS.
'With fun and thrills this has a lot of humour and many nods to the Sherlock Holmes tales' AMAZON VINE REVIEWER.
Read the whole series:
THE MANGLE STREET MURDERS
THE CURSE OF THE HOUSE OF FOSKETT
DEATH DESCENDS ON SATURN VILLA
THE SECRETS OF GASLIGHT LANE
DARK DAWN OVER STEEP HOUSE.
M.R.C. Kasasian was raised in Lancashire. He has had careers as varied as a factory hand, wine waiter, veterinary assistant, fairground worker and dentist. He is the author of the much loved Gower Street Detective series, five books featuring personal detective Sidney Grice and his ward March Middleton. The first book in his new series, Betty Church and the Suffolk Vampire, is set in a sleepy seaside town during World War II and is out this year. He lives with his wife, in Suffolk in the summer and in Malta in the winter.
Gower Street, London: 1883.
March Middleton is the niece of London's greatest (and most curmudgeonly) private detective, Sidney Grice. March has just discovered a wealthy long-lost relative she never knew she had. When this newest family member meets with a horrible death, March is in the frame for murder—and only Sidney Grice can prove her innocence.
Grice agrees to investigate (for his usual fee) but warns that he is not entirely convinced of her innocence. If he were in her position, he might have been tempted. But the more he uncovers, the more all the clues point to Grice himself . . .
So, when a beautiful young woman turns up at the door, imploring London's foremost private detective to solve the mystery of her father's murder, Grice can barely disguise his glee.
Mr. Nathan Garstang was found slaughtered in his bed, but there is no trace of a weapon or intruder. A classic locked-room case. But what piques Grice's interest is the crime's link to one of London's most notorious unsolved murders. Ten years ago, Nathan's uncle aunt and servants were murdered in their sleep in the very same house.
Now, it seems, the Garstang murderer is back...