Murder at the Mortuary
Cadavers can be deadly . . .
Unregistered corpses are showing up amongst the cadavers in the mortuary of the London School of Medicine for Women. Unnatural deaths. Murders. The first known victim is recognized by Haley Higgins, a third-year pathology student. War-widow fashionista Ginger Gold feels a responsibility for the man's death and is determined to find his killer.
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This is Ginger's first paid job as an investigator, and she and Chief Inspector Basil Reed are no longer working together--his wife has come back and he's ...more
Once again Lee Strauss weaves an authentic historical tapestry of rich characters, societal drama and mysterious intrigue. The world of 1920's London, England comes alive with her rich descriptions of the people and the places they frequent, if not habitually, then as new settings for this particular volume. The choice of a mortuary as a premier setting is both creepy and familiar, as we have ...more
Corpses without the required documentation have turned up in the mortuary of the ...more
This is a fantastic period series with wonderful descriptions of the fashions, attitudes, places and societal events of the 1920s. Ginger Gold seems to be caught between both the attitudes of the times and a progressive mindset. She is a transitional personality, owning and driving her own car, socializing with people below her "station" as Lady Gold and investigating murders that just happen to fall in her lap. The writing is smooth ...more
I still,enjoy this series and will continue reading them. However this one was riddled with historical inaccuracies. I am a huge forensic science fanatic and the techniques used in this book would not have been available in 1925. Also a woman’s college would not be the go to place for Scotland Yard to get their information. Also while I’m sure women were getting education in 1925 it was not to this degree. And certainly not on the cutting edge technology of forensic technology.
That did the trick. It usually did with men.
I wasn't nearly as captivated by this book as the previous 4 mysteries. It lacked the previous spunk and wit, feeling heavier overall. There seemed to be a lot more of Ginger pondering and such than any clue finding - and there was a distinct lack of tag team interrogations with Basil and Ginger. Ginger did some sneaking around on her own and with Haley though, so that was fun.
Felicia and Ambrosia were both whiny ...more
This is a very charming, clever, cozy mystery to enjoy reading. Unregistered corpses are showing up among cadavers at the mortuary of the London School of Medicine for Women in 1924. They are unnatural deaths, possibly murder victims. Widow Ginger Gold decides to find the killer of a man she recognizes. Her hunt takes her into the web of an Italian gangster, Charles "Derby" Sabini. With help from friend Haley and handsome Chief Inspector Reed, they find shady ...more
This is another well written mystery by Ms. Strauss. Ginger is finally being taken seriously with her investigative skills. She even gets a paying job in this book.
I love how Haley always has an important role in each book. She is smart and fascinating.
I was hoping that Ginger and Haley’s love lives would ...more
As usual Lady Gold is trying to solve a mystery, only this time she has been hired as a private detective. With the Italian Mafia involved, the Womens School for Medicine being pulled in, and Lady Gold filling her home with strays she can help, there is ...more
An unexpected body turns up in the morgue, then 2 more. Ginger is investigating because her friend Haley works at the morgue. Basil is also investigating, because he is a police detective. Ginger is snitty with him because he chose his wife over her, though later the wife leaves him.
I never really got much of a feel for Basil in this book & even though it's ...more
Ginger Gold is safely back in London along with Dowager Lady Gold & her sister-in-law, Felicia, who is fascinated by a female doctor advocating birth control for the middle classes. Meanwhile, Haley Higgens, pathology student, noticed that some of the cadavers sent over have no ID papers. She and Ginger delve into the mystery despite the possible involvement of the Italian mafia. Who is supplying the London School of Medicine for Ladies with extra corpses and ...more
The biggest anachronism of them all: The 1920's characters don't turn a hair at the ...more
. Who is sending all the dead bodies to the mortuary where her friend Haley works. Someone she has been searching for turns up as one of the dead bodies, this leads her to the British arm ...more
I really love this series. I honestly can never figure out who did it. I feel like there might be some in house drama as well as the solving of cases, with the way Ginger is filling the house with people in need. Ginger is slowly becoming a real PI, with a paid investigating job. Can't wait to read the next book in this series. Don't miss this one, I highly recommend it.
This time Haley discovers unregistered dead bodies in the school mortuary. it is up to Ginger and Haley to discover where they came from and who is responsible.
This book takes you into the world of horse racing and the Italian mafia.
Ginger Gold has officially been hired to solve the murder of the Green family's son Angus. Life is keeping Lady Gold busy, her dress shop is flourishing, she's taking forensic science classes with Haley, and now trying to figure out who and why undocumented bodies are showing up at the medical school for women. Basil has returned to her life, putting her emotions in turmoil. Another wonderful book in this series, may there be many more.
I love Ginger Gold! When you are in need of a short flight of fancy, you can always pick up one of Lee Strauss's Ginger Gold Mystery books and be carried away from your cares and worries. I also checked out Ms Strauss's Pinterest pages, as she recommends at the back of this book. I enjoyed them, especially the one dedicated to women's fashions of the 20's which play such a vital role in Ginger's life. All in all, a delight.
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