Murder on Fleet Street
Murder's a Deadly Secret
Mrs. Ginger Reed—the former Lady Gold—thought her past was dead and buried, but when the mysterious death of a British secret service agent threatens to expose her own Great War secrets, she’s faced with an unimaginable dilemma: break her legal vow to the Official Secrets Act or join the agency again, something she’s loathe to do.
Because once they
Ginger's past service during WWI comes back to haunt her on seveal levels in this story. Ms. Strauss' descriptive writing of Ginger's London world always lures me in and keeps me glued to the pages. A quickly paced plot with several twists that took the story from a murder mystery into the shadowy world of spies and treachery. The final chapter leaves Ginger fans ...more
Murder on Fleet Street has Ginger entangled once again with the British Secret Service with whom she worked during the war. She did not want to get involved but when an agent is murdered she is brought back into service to find his killer and finish his mission to find the Communist Cell.
She is not allowed to tell anyone, not even her husband who is the police inspector. This is most concerning to her as she works with him on cases all the time and doesn’t like keeping secrets ...more
Working along side of Basil, her husband, also being the chief inspector of Scotland Yard, but a little deeper in than Basil's knowledge, she is recruited by Captain Smithwick.
Lord Whitmore was investigating the communist party undercover and ends up dead. Electrocuted in the bathtub of his current mistress's bathtub, Miss Darby, who has ties with the Russian cell, trying to infiltrate ...more
For those of us who have come to know and love the characters in the Ginger Gold mysteries, the developments here are very satisfying :) And I love the collision of Ginger’s present with her past in the ...more
People are dying and Ginger has an idea why but she can’t tell Basil. There are some secrets she can’t reveal to those she loves.
Along the way Scout is adopted by Ginger and Basil and is learning to act as a member of the family and Felicia is having her normal relationship issues
As is her custom in this Series, Lee Strauss has included a social ...more
I have thoroughly enjoyed every Ginger Gold book that I have read but I think Murder on Fleet Street is my favourite thus far. The setting, the fashions, the mystery plot and the humour and romance are all delightful. Ginger is the perfect heroine and the villains are suitably dastardly. The supporting characters are wonderfully authentic and relatable. It was especially satisfying to be able to fill in a few blanks from the war years when ...more
Ginger’s life has settled into a satisfying groove. Scout is doing well as her adopted son, her businesses are flourishing plus she & Basil are even deeper in love. Enter once again Captain Smithwick who was Ginger’s boss during WWI in France while she was a British agent. Playing on her oath to the secret service & her duty to the Crown, Smithwick presses Ginger to infiltrate a Communist cell. Reluctantly Ginger agrees. When Basil’s investigation into the murder ...more
This wonderful book weaves in Ginger's past, one that her darling husband does not know about. A mystery woven in with beautiful fashions and lots of love between Ginger and Basil. It kept me guessing right up until the end and oh what an ending it was. I hope Ms. Strauss is already hard at work on the next book in the series!
This book can easily be ...more
Ginger Reed formerly Lady Gold generally helps out her husband, Inspector Reed, as an informal consultant on his homicide cases. But when she is contacted by her former handler from her secret service days and pressed into service again, she is forced to keep secrets from Basil which could destroy her marriage.
I received an arc of this book and voluntarily provided a ...more
More details of the 1920s are shown in this novel. From the adoption of Scout made possible by the adoption act, the SIS,communism and the National strike started by the miners.
Ginger is dragged into working for the SIS again following the murder of one of their agents. Ginger reluctantly agrees to infiltrate a terrorist cell.
As usual all works out in the end.
Be sure to read beyond the end for a delightful ...more
I was delighted to rejoin Lady Ginger Gold, now Mrs. Basil Reed and her family, fo!lowing her through more investigation and mystery surrounding the murder of a lord at the time of Communist rabble-rousing and strikes, as well as the reappearance of a decidedly unwelcome man from her past. As always the characters are real and fascinating and the mysteries intriguing. The resolution to the entire story is surprising and satisfying, ending with wonderful news and ...more
I was given an ARC from the author for my honest review.
Basil and Ginger have a party to celebrate their adoption of Scout as their legal son. After this , everything seems to fall apart. Basil is working to solve the murder of a peer, who was Secret Service, while Ginger gets pulled back into undercover work for the Secret Service. It is May, 1926, so England is dealing with strikes, social unrest, rise of Communism, and lack of work!
This was another good Ginger Gold mystery. I love the characters and the setting. And of course all the fashion references. Can't wait for the next book in the series. In the meantime I have the first Rosa Reed mystery to read. Plus the next Higgins and Hawke mystery.
I received this book as an ARC and wished to leave a review.
The book flows and delves into the world of international intrigue and murder, as Ginger is drawn back into her secret service past. Some hard decisions have to be made and several murders to be solved - will Ginger and a Basil survive this latest mystery? Read on!
You'll adore Lady Gold from the acclaimed Ginger Gold Mysteries series, and the spin of series, Higgins & Hawke.
Look for the connected 1950s era ROSA REED MYSTERIES!
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