“Great fun. The world needs Mirabelle’s feistiness, intelligence, and charm.”
—James Runcie, author of the Grantchester mysteries
In the years following World War II, former Secret Service employee Mirabelle Bevan can’t seem to resist an attraction to danger and a thirst for justice . . .
The mysterious disappearance of eighteen-year-old debutante Rose Bellamy Gore, last seen outside a Soho jazz club in the company of a saxophone player named Lindon Claremont, has the London tabloids in a frenzy. When Lindon turns up in Brighton desperately seeking help, Mirabelle counsels him to cooperate with the authorities. But after the local police take the musician into custody and ship him off to Scotland Yard, Mirabelle and her best friend, Vesta Churchill, decide to take matters into their own hands.
After hopping a train to London, Mirabelle and Vesta scour smoky jazz clubs searching for clues to the deb’s disappearance. What they find is a sinister underworld where the price of admission can be one’s life. Mirabelle will need to draw on her espionage skills to improvise her way out of a disappearing act of her own . . .
Praise for Sara Sheridan and her Mirabelle Bevan Mysteries
“An entertaining series launch . . . a wonderful book for those who like to take a peek at life in the 1950s.” —Publishers Weekly
“Unexpected twists keeps the reader guessing.”—RT Book Reviews
“One part Nancy Drew, two parts Jessica Fletcher, Mirabelle has a dogged tenacity to rival Poirot.”—Sunday Herald
“An entertaining romp.”—Bookseller