Friday, March 8, 2019

Friday Memes: Murder in Belgravia by Lynn Brittney

Happy Friday everybody!
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London, May 1915

Lady Harriet sat before him - composed and pale. Chief Inspector Beech detected a slight trembling in her hands. She was so young, in her early twenties, and yet possessed of an impressive gravity. He spoke softly and tried to be reassuring.
Friday 56:
"The murder room," said Sissy, when she realized the door wouldn't open and Elsie remarked that she wouldn't want to go in there anyway.
This week I am spotlighting Murder in Belgravia by Lynn Brittney, an historical mystery I got from NetGalley. Here is the description from Amazon:
A high-profile murder propels a unique crime-fighting team into the dark environs of London’s underworld―and on a terrifying quest to track a ruthless killer.

London, 1915. As World War I engulfs Europe, a special task force is formed in the affluent Mayfair district to tackle the city’s thorniest crimes against women. When the bobbies and Scotland Yard come up short, there’s only one telephone number to dial: Mayfair 100.

An aristocrat has been murdered, and his wife, a witness and possible suspect, will only talk to a woman. With the blessing of London’s Chief Commissioner, Chief Inspector Beech, a young man invalided out of the war, assembles a crew of sharp, intrepid, and well-educated women to investigate. But to get at the truth, Beech, Victoria, Caroline, Rigsby, and Tollman will venture into the the city’s seedy underbelly, a world where murder is only the first in a litany of evils.

Lynn Brittney’s Mayfair 100 series debut, Murder in Belgravia, is the darkly compelling story of a movement far ahead of its time, in an attempt to combat the prejudices against women then and now.


  1. Ooh, this one sounds good! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  2. This sounds so good! I love mysteries set in this time period. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  3. Sounds very intriguing. I wonder why she can't get into the murder room? Thanks for visiting my blog.

  4. Murder room?? SOLD!!! LOL Happy weekend!

  5. This definitely sounds like one I would enjoy. Thanks!

  6. Enjoy your new historical mystery. Happy Reading!

  7. This sounds excellent. I hope you are enjoying it.

  8. Oh this definitely sounds like one I would enjoy! Thanks for sharing!

  9. This is going on my tbr right now. :)

  10. I love the sound of this one! It sounds right up my alley!


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