The Crimson Rooms (Paperback)

By Katharine McMahon

Berkley Publishing Group, 9780425238585, 440pp.

Publication Date: January 4, 2011

March 2010 Indie Next List

“In this engrossing historical mystery set in 1920s England, Evelyn Gifford faces the problems of trying to become a lawyer amidst prejudice and finding love in the face of looming spinsterhood. When she begins work on a murder case for an understanding lawyer and the young son of her dead brother reappears, her life begins to compltely change. There are no good guys or bad guys in this story, but, rather, people who are capable of either, making this well-written novel a delight to read.”
— Ann Carlson, Harborwalk Books, Georgetown, SC
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From the author of the #1 international bestseller, The Rose of Sebastopol--an unforgettable historical novel.
Still haunted by the death of her brother James seven years ago in World War I, Evelyn Gifford is shocked when a young nurse named Meredith and her six-year-old son appear on her London doorstep. Meredith claims the child is James's son, and the grief-stricken Evelyn welcomes them into her home.
At the same time Evelyn, a struggling attorney, is defending a veteran charged with murdering his wife. She believes her client is innocent, just as she suspects there is more to the story of her "nephew" than meets the eye.

About the Author

Katharine McMahon is the author of The Alchemist's Daughter. A former English teacher, writing instructor, and actress, she lives in Hertfordshire, England.