*I received a free copy from Netgalley which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.
Book twenty-three in the William Monk series. I have to admit that I am enjoying these books now the Scuff (Will) is older. It makes him much more involved in the story which adds another layer to the entire mystery which is very good to begin with. It took awhile for the story to really get going and the investigation seemed to be stalled when all of these little details began to pop up. That is when all the characters we know and love (including Rathbone though it took forever for him to make an appearance) show their true skills solving the crime in the nick of time with a few twists that I never seem to completely see coming which is why I always enjoy these so much. I recommend this series to those that enjoy reading historical mystery novels as this is set in historical England and from what I can tell is fairly accurate. The writing style is smooth and the story keep the reader guessing which is a plus for a mystery novel. I really enjoyed so it gets 4/5 stars.