Top positive review
Can't wait for the next intallment!
Reviewed in the United States on December 3, 2019
A great short story! This prequel leads into the next full novel in February. For anyone who has not read any of the other books in the series, this novella introduces all the main characters so you have a great starting point. The story is centered on the death of a barmaid named “Irish Nell” of the title and a moral decision made by Stephen Lavender that has long term implications. It also exposes the inequality if justice for the poor during the time period.
Ms. Charlton has done excellent research and the characters are well written and relationships are believable. I have read all of the Detective Lavender books and am looking forward to the next installment. I recommend all the books in this series.