Grace and Disgrace
Grace and Disgrace is a classic detective story with the lead detective being Jack Tuohay, a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary who is under a shadow because of the theft of a diamond while it was under his care. He is sent to Boston when the possibility of its recovery becomes known. As in all classic detective stories, Jack has sidekicks, Eldredge who is the brainy one and Eliza who takes on the action.
The period is carefully and lovingly recreated for us, but not in a way which gets in the way of a very good story. There are twists and turns aplenty and everyone, even Jack, has secrets they are holding to themselves.
I can heartily recommend this book to mystery lovers and especially those who like period mysteries.