This mystery is a well-written story that exercises readers’ imagination through wonderful descriptions of London’s charming Berkeley Square. Grant also does a superb job of keeping the action lively. Unfortunately the novel gets bogged down by a large cast of characters; it’s occasionally confusing to remember which ones are central to the plot.

Now a Member of Parliament and a sought-after hostess, respectively, Malcolm and Suzanne Rannoch are far removed from the lives of intrigue they led during the Napoleonic Wars at their grand home in Berkeley Square. But when an old friend comes to visit and shares a compelling tale with them, will they be sucked back into the world they thought they had left behind for good? (KENSINGTON, Apr., 464 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed by: 
Lauren DuBois