The Tumbling Girl (Variety Palace Mysteries)

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The Tumbling Girl is a fun and fast-paced historical novel perfect for fans of Andrea Hicks and Miss Scarlet and the Duke. Minnie Ward is a scriptwriter and woman of many hats for the Variety Palace Music Hall. She has everything a girl of her status in Victorian London can want; a stable job, a found family with the ragtag bunch of performers constantly streaming in and out of the Palace, and a safe place to lay her head at night. But all of that is brutally upended when her best friend is found murdered. Determined to find the killer, Minnie enlists the help of Albert Easterbrook, a man with an equally storied past who finds himself unsettled by Minnie’s whip-smart banter and refusal to step away from the increasingly dangerous case until justice is found. With plenty of peaks into the nefarious underbelly of the dark and sullied cobbled streets and the social ties that bind members of the lower classes, this book is an incredibly descriptive and wholly imaginative read with plenty of plot twists and character reveals for even the most ardent of murder-mystery fans.

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Author Bridget Walsh
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 296 pages
Publisher Gallic Books
Publish Date 23-May-2023
ISBN 9781913547516 Buy this Book
Issue July 2023
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller