Keeping Bad Company by Caro Peacock
(Liberty Lane Mystery)

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Private investigator Liberty Lane faces the most challenging case of her career in this absorbing mystery|London, 1840. Private investigator Liberty faces a conundrum when her younger brother Tom, an East India Company employee, is unexpectedly summoned to London to give evidence at an official enquiry into the murder of a wealthy merchant’s assistant, found with his throat cut en route to Bombay. A connection between the dead man and escalating rows with China over the lucrative opium trade has caused the government concern. Can Liberty solve a murder that took place six months previously almost five thousand miles away?|"This is a delightful mix of historical mystery and cozy with a strong woman protagonist"|"Liberty’s fifth case nicely balances the exotic history of the East India Company, whose private army rules India for British gain, with a mystery that offers a wide range of possible evildoers"

About Caro Peacock

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Caro Peacock, who has written five previous Liberty Lane novels, is a pseudonym of Gillian Linscott the award-winning author of numerous crime novels, including the Nell Bray series. She lives near the Welsh borders.
Published February 1, 2013 by Severn House Digital. 240 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Tom, an employee of the East India Company, is horrified to discover that his sister earns a living as a private investigator, but he needs her skills when a friend is killed.

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The return of Liberty Lane’s younger brother, Tom, to England from India, where he worked for the powerful East India Company, sets the stage for Peacock’s solid fifth Victorian historical featuring the female private inquiry agent (after 2011’s When the Devil Drives).

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