Meg Piddington found herself locked in the storeroom of her father’s confectionery with Gareth Mandeville, a handsome factory worker. There was a way out through a small, high window. Meg was small enough to get out the window, but only when she removed her dress with its fancy bustle and had Gareth boost her up. If anyone found out how they got free, her reputation would be ruined. If she did not tell, Gareth would be convicted of a crime he did not commit. Meg was eager to turn the case over to her three best friends. The four of them made up the Ladies’ Amateur Sleuth Society. Perhaps the Society can save Gareth, and save Meg’s reputation at the same time.
This is the second in author DeHart’s series about the sleuthing ladies, set in London in 1892. While the book is not filled with historical details or a particularly original plot, it has all the sensuality, humor and adventure needed for a good, entertaining romance.