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Jane Austen meets Sherlock Holmes when a crime wave sweeps through 19th-century London’s Jewish community and the adventures of wealthy-widower-turned-sleuth Ezra Melamed are recorded for posterity by Miss Rebecca Lyon, a young lady not quite at the marriageable age.
In this third volume of the series, Gabriel Taylor, a young Jewish physician, is accused of poisoning his patients—a suspicion that is further fueled when a priceless pearl bracelet is discovered missing from the jewelry box of his wealthiest patient, Lady Marblehead.
The case against Mr. Taylor becomes even grimmer when it’s discovered he receives mysterious late-night visits from an Old Clothes Man, whose secretive ways suggest the elderly man just might have a second and even less respectable profession, that of grave robber.
As more outbreaks of the mysterious ailment occur, an increasingly hysterical community turns to Mr. Ezra Melamed to investigate the case. But time is running out to find the true culprit—and it may already be too late for one of the littlest victims, a frail orphan boy, who is almost at death’s door.