Murder at Half Moon Gate by Andrea Penrose
Historical Fiction , Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 27 Mar 2018
Murder at Half Moon Gate is a compelling regency mystery with just the right touch of romance added for flavor. There is a steam tech element, but I wouldn’t classify the novel as steampunk. Still, I think it will appeal to fans of the genre who also enjoy well composed mysteries.
The novel begins with the brutal murder of an inventor known for his work designing efficient steam engines. Although it superficially appears to be the work of a cutpurse, too many people have a motive. Was it a revolutionary group determined to stop steam engines from stealing jobs or a competitor intent on acquiring a lucrative patent or even the beautiful and icily composed wife? Lord Wrexford, a gentleman scientist and adventurer, and Charlotte Sloane, a widow who pens satirical cartoons and has a wide range of contacts, join forces to find the killer. While both are intellige...