What a unique story! In this historical mystery, a lady detective employed by the famous Pinkerton Detective Agency sets out to catch the notorious ‘Innocents’, a gang of robbers who operate under a strict code of honor. Unfortunately, the Scottish native lady is caught by another gang of robbers and nearly killed.
Her rescue comes at the hands of the Innocents, creating a rather awkward situation.
The characters in this story are wonderful, well thought out and multi-layered. As the reader gets to know them, more and more pieces are added to the mystery, keeping the reader guessing until the very end.
There’s suspense, there’s humor, there’s a bit of romance, hardly any violence and a healthy dose of prejudice of the times with regard to the capabilities of women.
In my opinion, the plot is almost shadowed by the brilliance of the colorful characters and the emotional depth with which the protagonists are portrayed. Highly enjoyable!