Keeping Bad Company (Liberty Lane, #5)
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Keeping Bad Company (Liberty Lane #5)

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Private investigator Liberty Lane faces the most challenging case of her career in this absorbing mystery - London, 1840. Private investigator Liberty faces a conundrum when her younger brother Tom, an East India Company employee, is unexpectedly summoned to London to give evidence at an official enquiry into the murder of a wealthy merchant’s assistant, found with his th...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Creme de la Crime
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Lizzie Hayes
‘Keeping Bad Company’ by Caro Peacock
Published by Severn House, February 2012. ISBN: 978-1-78029-020-1

It is London 1840 and Liberty Lane Private Ivestigator is sipping champagne at a diplomatic gathering. But Liberty is not there in a purely social sense, but to carry out an assignment on behalf of Mr Disraeli. All is going according to plan until the appearance of her brother Tom Fraternity Lane.

Tom works for the East India Company and has returned to England unexpectedly, as he has been calle...more
Melissa
#5 in the Liberty Lane mystery series. A little slow to begin with, but had a fun twist. Enjoyed "meeting" Liberty's brother and hope to see him in future stories!

"London, 1840. Private investigator Liberty faces a conundrum when her younger brother Tom, an East India Company employee, is unexpectedly summoned to London to give evidence at an official enquiry into the murder of a wealthy merchant’s assistant, found with his throat cut en route to Bombay. A connection between the dead man and esc...more
Mary
I read this out of sequence, which is irritating, but it doesn't interfere too much with the enjoyment of the book. Liberty has improved her living situation and added a character, and I missed that story. I have to go back now, and find and read it. Liberty's brother arrives back in London from India to testify in front of a parliamentary committee. His mentor from his time in India turns up an apparent suicide, and Liberty must figure out what has occurred, all the while fending off a younger...more
Drianne
When Liberty's brother returns from India, he brings with him a mystery that Liberty must investigate.

I read all of the others in the series close together and this one months later, and perhaps it was because of the gap that I didn't like it as well, but I kept feeling like I had missed something (all of Libby's references to cases that weren't written up, etc.). The mystery here was all right, but swathed in Orientalism (not anachronistically, but not necessarily, either). I did like meeting L...more
Susan
It's not appropriate for a lady to be a private investigator in 19th century England, but that's what Liberty Lane does. Even Mr. Disraeli is one of her clients. So it's no good for her brother Tom to return from India and make other plans for her, especially when he's in a tangle himself and could use her help. The East Indian Company, for whom he works, is under fire, and the worst of it is, Tom realizes that the critics may be right. When his friend and mentor commits suicide, Tom is crushed,...more
Barbara
Resumed 7-18-12. (Had to suspend because it was due back to the library.)

I really like these books. I wasn't entirely satisfied with the closure on this one -- no clue of the soldier's motivation, given his disposition--for YEARS--of the stolen items. And I miss the gentleman traveler.

Still, really good books. I look forward to more.
Linda
London 1840 - Liberty Lane is at her best in this enjoyable read. I enjoyed the tie-in to India and the East India Company.
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Aka Gillian Linscott.

Caro Peacock grew up in a farmhouse that, for most of her childhood, contained half a dozen brothers, sisters and cousins, twice as many cats and dogs, no central heating and one bathroom that stopped working every time the spring that supplied it water silted up. This possible bred the habit of curling up in a quiet place with a book, and later, a passion for travel that led...more
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