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 London Calling “Mirabelle Bevan’s second case takes her into the divided worlds of underground jazz clubs and missing debutantes. As a British historical mystery, this fits the bill.” —RT Book Reviews “An extraordinarily rich historical.” —Publishers Weekly “A series that deserves a long run.”—Booklist
About the Author
Sara Sheridan’sMirabelle Bevan mysteries, first published in the United Kingdom, have drawn heartfelt praise and a devoted following. Featured in Company and GQ magazines, Sara has been nominated for a Young Achiever Award, has received a Scottish Library Award, and was shortlisted for the Saltire Book Prize. As a journalist she has reported from Tallin and Sharjah for BBC Radio. She blogs for the Guardian, the London Review of Books and the Scottish Book Trust and is an accredited blogger for The Huffington Post. She is a member of the U.K. writers' collective “26” and of the Society of Authors, the Historical Writers Association, the Historical Novel Association, and the Crime Writers Association. She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest and at sarasheridan.com.