Saturday, August 11, 2018

Review: A Necessary Murder by MJ Tjia

A Necessary Murder (Heloise Chancey Mysteries, #2)
Loved the first in the series - She Be Damned - and this second outing is a continuation of the story of Victorian England courtesan, Heloise Chancery.

Victorian England was a hotbed of crime and unsolved murders, with the influx of peoples from exotic locations as the Empire spread its grubby hands in the name of commerce and trade. A perfect backdrop for a thrilling story.

In this story, a link to the past rears its ugly head, resulting in a series of gruesome murders - all of which has the seemingly unflappable Amah Li Leen in a proverbial flap! What in Amah's past has come back to haunt her?

Yet, what I was immediately struck by when embarking on this story, was the similarity with the The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective .

I will let the reader decide.

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