In the Barrister’s Chambers
Tina Gabrielle creates a compelling story of Regency murder featuring a barrister, Jack Harding, and a law professor’s daughter, Lady Evelyn Darlington, who team up to solve the bloody murder of Bess Whitfield, an actress at London’s Drury Lane Theatre. As a motherless child in her father’s law offices, Evelyn spent numerous hours in the company of Jack Harding. Now an adult, she requests his help in exonerating her intended, Randolph Sheldon, for whom the Bow Street Runners are in hot pursuit. The tension mounts as all parties search for Bess Whitfield’s diary, which is sought by numerous suspects who had affairs with her. The author continues to pique the reader’s interest with a series of tightly woven episodes as Jack Harding and Lady Evelyn find their mutual attraction an asset in unearthing clues to the crime.
Tina Gabrielle herself is an attorney, and this novel proves to be full of authentic legal details about the Regency court system. The book captures the spirit of London society during the reign of the ton, while the story provides sensual sizzle. The ending surprises and satisfies. Highly recommended.