The Rose in the Wheel: A Regency Mystery

The Rose in the Wheel A Regency Mystery This well imagined carefully detailed and cleverly plotted debut draws on actual historical events of London Regency London knows Constance Tyrone as the conspicuously celibate founder of the S

  • Title: The Rose in the Wheel: A Regency Mystery
  • Author: S.K. Rizzolo
  • ISBN: 9781615951789
  • Page: 206
  • Format: ebook
  • This well imagined, carefully detailed, and cleverly plotted debut draws on actual historical events of 1811 London Regency London knows Constance Tyrone as the conspicuously celibate founder of the St Catherine Society, dedicated to helping poor women One wet November evening a carriage mows down Constance outside her office Curiously, while her corpse s one foot is bThis well imagined, carefully detailed, and cleverly plotted debut draws on actual historical events of 1811 London Regency London knows Constance Tyrone as the conspicuously celibate founder of the St Catherine Society, dedicated to helping poor women One wet November evening a carriage mows down Constance outside her office Curiously, while her corpse s one foot is bare, the other is shod in a clean satin slipper despite the muddy road Why was a gentlewoman abroad in the night And if she died under the wheel, whose hands bruised her neck and stole her monogrammed crucifix Dismissing the idea of an accident, Bow Street Runner John Chase forms an unlikely alliance with Penelope Wolfe, wife of the chief suspect A young mother paying the price for an imprudent marriage, Penelope is eager to clear her husband Jeremy, a feckless portrait painter whose salacious drawings of the victim suggest an erotic interest Chase s first task is to learn the identity of the mysterious benefactor who goes bail for Wolfe while Penelope traces the victim s last movements Barrister Edward Buckler, intrigued, shakes off his habitual lethargy and joins their investigation As horrifying murders on the Ratcliffe Highway claim all London s attention, the trio discovers that it won t be easy to unravel the enigma of Constance Tyrone, a woman who revives the legend of martyred St Catherine.

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    About “S.K. Rizzolo

    • S.K. Rizzolo

      I am the daughter of an Italian American avid reader and an Arkansas farm boy turned oilman After being raised in Libya and Saudi Arabia, I returned to the United States for high school In college I majored in English with no clue as to how I meant to support myself, eventually earning an M.A and becoming an English teacher Set in Regency England, my mystery series follows the exploits of a Bow Street Runner a pre Scotland Yard detective , an unconventional lady, and a melancholic lawyer On a Desert Shore, released in March 2016, is the fourth title in the series following The Rose in the Wheel, Blood for Blood, and Die I Will Not.



    287 thoughts on “The Rose in the Wheel: A Regency Mystery

    • When a young woman and member of society was found dead on a London street, Bow Street runner John Chase was appointed in charge. Forty-one years old with a bad knee and failing vision, Chase knew immediately there was more to the lady's death than what was on the surface. Gently-bred Penelope Wolfe lived apart from her husband, Jeremy. He was an artist: drink, women of the night and various schemes fueled his passion. He visited his wife -and young daughter- when he was in need of something. Pe [...]


    • This book starts off a little slowly, the period details and the characters are well drawn but the pacing of the story was only ever steady, never anything more. I liked the story while I was moving through it, it was decent and well written. But then I came to the end; the author did a wonderful job with the ending especially the revelation of the guilty party, that scene was very exciting, very well done. I also enjoyed the tenderness with which she wrapped up the story, it's not at all neat a [...]


    • This is a wonderful historical mystery, by a writer I hadn’t previously heard about. London ca. 1811 is evoked in vivid and accurate detail; you can smell the dirty fog, feel the press of humanity, hear the sounds of carriage wheels and street vendors. The characters in the story are also sharply drawn and feel like real people, not types. There are hints that it could be a series--possibilities for future relationships that are touched on lightly--so I can hope for more! The plot is absorbing [...]


    • On a dreary cold and rainy night a woman lies dead in the middle of the street run down by a carriage with only one white clean shoe and bruises on her neck. Was she run down or was she murdered? The wife, Penelope Wolfe, of the main suspect, Jeremy Wolf, is trying to figure out what happened to that poor woman and with any luck find, the real killer and clear her estranged husband’s name.Runner John Chase is also on the case investigating what may have happened to Constance Tyrone. With a sle [...]


    • THE ROSE IN THE WHEEL – GoodS.K. Rizzolo – 1st bookFrom Booklist: In December 1811, while the Ratcliffe Highway murderer is terrorizing London, heiress and philanthropist Constance Tyrone, founder of the St. Catherine Society, is run over by a hackney coach. One of her jeweled satin slippers and a gold crucifix are missing. The apparent accident becomes suspicious when the coroner notes bruises on the victim's neck. When artist Jeremy Wolfe is arrested for the murder, his wife, Penelope, set [...]



    • 3.75 stars“The Rose in the Wheel: A Regency Mystery” by S. K. Rizzolo features Penelope Wolfe, a young mother during the early 19th century, who becomes enmeshed in a murder investigation when her errant husband is named the chief suspect. John Chase, a Bow Street Runner, methodically searches for clues, but his efforts are compromised by the lack of cooperation and the disdain with which many regard his profession. An unlikely team of investigators comprised of folks from many strata of lif [...]


    • I quite enjoyed this well written historical mystery. With elements of religion, medicine, social change and a detailed portrait of the times, specifically in London's rougher neighborhoods, this mystery will keep you thinking you know who murdered the philanthropical Ms. Tyrone, then changing your mind.The vocabulary is exemplary, attention to detail, first rate.The main investigative characters of Penelope and Chase are strong with wonderful appeal.Secondary characters are developed well enoug [...]


    • I wanted to like this book, but I have to admit it was really hard to get into. None of the main characters clicked with me. I think Penelope might be the issue. I just didn't connect with her. The mystery was really good and there were enough red herrings to keep you on your toes. I may give this author one more time, but I think I will give myself some other books first





    • The Rose in the Wheel is an interesting sort of "whodunit" mystery with a historical flair. Set in 1800s London, which is what drew me in, the story does start a little slow. I had a bit of a hard time actually getting into the book, but once I did, the pages just sort of started flowing, and I found myself eager to discover the truth behind the crime. Who murdered Constance Tyrone? I really enjoyed Penelope Wolfe's character, although there were times I found her a bit frustrating. I suppose ti [...]


    • The Rose in the Wheel is a historical murder mystery set in London in the 1800’s. A wealthy woman who has devoted her life to helping poor, unwed mothers is savagely murdered and her body dumped in the street. At first, the police think it’s an accident, but they soon suspect murder. When her errant husband is named the chief suspect, Penelope Wolfe decides to clear his name. Penelope is an amazing heroine. I hadn’t met many like her – she’s fiercely independent and intelligent. Althou [...]


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