"With secret codes, illicit love affairs, disguises, deception, and murder--not to mention an intriguing leading man and feisty, smart heroine--what's not to love?" --Booklist
Well-paced and filled with cliff-hanger chapter endings, Scheier's first novel...is filled with aspects of criminology-code breaking, secret messages, disguises, trysts, kidnapping, and, of course, murder-that are sure to excite CSI fans. This novel, part-romance and part-detective story, begs for a sequel.-- School Library Journal (STARRED review)
Amidst twisting plots, multiple mysteries, and a budding romance, Dora and Peter work together to solve a mystery of a kidnapped lady...an engaging read that holds the reader's attention throughout.. the setting in Victorian London with references to Sherlock Holmes could attract more than just the usual mystery readers. ---VOYA
In a mystery with twists, the threat of danger,and a dramatic resolution, debut author Scheier offers a tenacious heroine determined to rise above the restrictions of her gender to claim her legacy.Upbeat, witty prose results in a fun beginning to what looks like the first of more adventures for this young pair of investigators--Publisher's Weekly
From the Back Cover
"I had proposed that we make this trip to see the London detective not only because I wished him to help save my cousin from scandal, but because I had been waiting years for an opportunity to meet him. And the reason that I had been waiting years to meet him? Well, that was the greatest secret of all."
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