When an undercover assignment for the Bow Street magistrate sees prostitute Lizzie Hardwicke trade Ma Farley's Bawdy House in Soho for life as a theatre seamstress on Drury Lane, it becomes clear quite quickly - what goes on in the wings is much more intriguing than the theatrics being played out on stage
Soon Lizzie is once again thrown together with the handsome Inspector Will Davenport when a high profile investor is brutally hanged at centre stage and Lizzie discovers the body. With the suspect list rivalling any casting call, Lizzie will have to use every trick she's hidden up her sleeves to unravel the tangled threads and bring the culprit into the spotlight.
"I loved everything about this ingenious story! It is every bit as sparkling and twisty as the first book" Celia Anderson, author of 59 Memory Lane
"Georgina Clarke has shown considerable focus in maintaining a steady momentum of the plot and the natural developments in solving the crimes. The throbbing atmosphere and landscape of historical London are superbly depicted and vividly brought to life" Reader Review
"The Corpse Played Dead is an intriguing whodunit with lots of wit and even a bit of romance." Reader Review
"This book is so atmospheric and the characters so real that it is easy to imagine you are back in that era. This is a fast paced story full of interesting characters" Reader Review
"This is well-written, well-researched and well done. Lizzie is such a wonderfully entertaining and complex character, and I hope she will have many more adventures ahead of herI'll be reading!" Reader Review
"An intricate, well plotted mystery in another age, and I highly recommend it." Reader Review"
"Entertaining, witty historical crime reads for people seeking well-plotted stories with creatively put together characters, some emotional moments, dangerous criminals and an investigating prostitute at the helm!" Reader Review