Felicity Carrol and the Murderous Menace (A Felicity Carrol Mystery #2) by Patricia Marcantonio (2020)
Heiress and amateur detective Felicity Carrol makes a perilous journey to apprehend a notorious murderer who has terrorized England—and now continues his vicious killing spree across the pond.
Felicity Carrol would rather be doing just about anything other than attending balls or seeking a husband. What she really wants to do is continue her work using the latest forensic methods and her photographic memory to help London police bring murderers to justice, so when her friend, Scotland Yard Inspector Jackson Davies, weak from injury, discovers a murder in a wild mining town in Montana that echoes the terrible crimes in England, Felicity decides to go herself.
In Placer, Montana, her first obstacle is handsome lawman Thomas Pike, who uses his intuition as much as his Colt in keeping law and order in this unruly town. When the murderer strikes again, Felicity begins to suspect Davies is correct: Jack the Ripper has come to America. Felicity sets out to find the killer in a town chock full of secrets, shadows, and suspects, but as the body count rises, this intrepid sleuth faces her most dangerous adversary yet—and discovers that not all killers are as they seem.
I just love Felicity!
Felicity Carrol is a thoroughly modern miss with a quick mind and an equally quick tongue! She verbally spars with all the men around her and the banter is a lot of fun.
She doesn't hesitate to travel to America to solve a Jack the Ripper type murder which shows how brave and adventurous she is.
In America, she meets the lovely town Sherrif and they engage in a little flirtation even though he does find her exasperating. Felicity gets into all kinds of scrapes and dangerous situations as she tries to find a maniacal killer. There weren't many suspects on her list and I was completely stumped as to who the killer would be right up to the moment it was all revealed.
This was a delightful mystery despite the gruesome crimes. Quick-paced and entertaining! I missed out on the first Felicity Carrol mystery but I have it preordered for audio! I can't wait.
Felicity Carrol and the Murderous Menace is out now!