The wealthiest models are being brutally killed off but the Police seem to want to keep it under wraps.
Rumours that Jack the Ripper has crossed the Atlantic and continuing in New York is enough to send its
citizens into a frenzy and for them to hound the Police and the politicians.
The models are also mistresses of various very highly placed people and silence on their deaths seems to
be paramount. Not to Genevieve Stewart and her able partner Daniel McCaffrey who have worked in partnership
before to solve crimes. Genevieve is a journalist by profession and is keen that investigative journalism
should be her forte. 1888 was not a time when this was acceptable by society and she has fought enormous odds
to reach this position. Her own parents are supportive, but her brothers are protective and abhor the danger
she puts herself in.
Daniel and Genevieve make a formidable team. They have access to the upper class which the Police cannot get
to and so they make bigger strides in the investigation much to the chagrin of the Police force. Danger, class
divides, upper class society of New York as stringent as it was in England if not more are all brought together
in this very entertaining read.
Sent by Crooked Lane Books for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.