A Stranger in MayfairBook - 2010
Charles Lenox is asked by a colleague in Parliament, Ludovic Starling, to consult in the murder of a footman. The investigation requires discretion all the more, Lenox learns, because Starling is up for a title: a scandal would surely ruin his chances with the royals. Almost as soon as Lenox begins his investigation, the Starlings abruptly call him off the case, but not before he learns some unsettling facts about the family that the footman served. The detective gradually realizes that an old friend may be implicated in the footman's death and that the killer may be someone standing harmlessly, it would seem, in his midst--and who may be prepared to spill blood again.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2010
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 22 cm