(From the publisher):
Young women are disappearing from Covent Garden - street girls the magistrates care nothing about - and a kind-hearted Thames River patroller asks Lacey to look into the matter. But that isn't Lacey's only problem. His estranged wife has returned to London looking to end her marriage with Lacey. A divorce would cause a great scandal, but Lacey wishes for one so that they may both pursue their own lives.
Then Lacey's seventeen-year-old daughter, Gabriella, disappears. In his desperate search for her, Lacey enlists help from friends old and new in turning over every stone in London. But as he hunts for his daughter, he uncovers secrets about his wife's past - and his own life - that he must face before he can stop a killer...
Original title: A Covent Garden Mystery
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical