★★★☐☐ The publisher has provided a copy for review.
Like Sherlock Holmes? So do these friends, Merinda and Jem. They explore the crime scenes of Toronto with an eye for details and a strong stomach in distasteful places.
There's a little bit romance, a lot of history, and some detective techniques mixed up in this story of girlfriends, the dark motives of the underworld, and shady characters.
I found it hard going at times, the combination of old-fashioned language, abundant details, and past culture clogging the story. Fans of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and PBS murder mysteries may have a good time with this novel.