The Bee's Kiss
In frivolous, devil-may-care 1926 London, someone murders Dame Beatrice Jagow-Joliffe in her suite at the Ritz.
Battered about the head with a fireplace poker.
The brainy, beautiful dame — a pillar of Brit society — turns out to have some sinister secrets indeed.
As is sometimes the case with period fiction, The Bee’s Kiss is a little stiff, even creaky, though the mystery itself certainly satisfies.