I found this novel a bit on the Dickensian side but a light fun mystery. The story takes place in 1811 with the murder of an up-and-coming actress, who is also a spy. With mad King George leaving the throne and his son becoming regent intrigue abounds and Sebastian St. Clyr, Viscount Devlin is accused of her murder. He decides he is the only one who can clear his name and so the unraveling begins. A light and fun historical mystery but I did find my attention wandering every now and then but I will indulge in the next book in this series. I gave it 3 stars but if you read it during the summer add another.