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A review in Hastings Independent of Chipped Pearls: Elvira Slate Investigations Book 2

I took Helen Jacey’s latest murder mystery starring Elvira Slate (the world’s first 1940s feminist sleuth) on holiday and couldn’t put it down.

The story is a gripper to start with: a jazz songstress has been framed for murder and Elvira, convinced of her innocence, is determined to save her from the death penalty. 

Equally absorbing is the vintage world that Jacey so vividly paints as Elvira races against time, potentially detrimental revelations by past enemies and her own psychological demons.

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