The sequel to “Friend at Court,” “Snap Judgment: A Ruth Bowen Regency Mystery” (published by Trafford Publishing) takes readers into two very different views – one of a Quaker woman and the other, a judge of the King’s Bench.
After being away from her small business for several weeks, Ruth, a Quaker widow, identifies a body found by her stepson, Michael. When a connection is made between the deceased and a young lady that Michael is interested in, the Bow Street Runners arrest Michael. Now, Ruth must find the real killer among a number of suspects – one, a miscreant from the previous mystery novel – and effect Michael's release from the notorious Newgate Prison.
An excerpt from a review of “Snap Judgment” by US Review:
“The plot moves forward with just enough description to set the scene. The personality of each character is well-defined and the author's knowledge of social customs, legal customs and the dark streets of London during the early 19th century is apparent. The clues used to solve the crime, without modern technology, add to the intrigue.”
US Review recommends this novel.