The Bedlam Detective

The Bedlam Detective - Stephen Gallagher Sebastian Becker is "Special Investigator for the Lord Chancellor's Visitor in Lunacy” and works from his tiny office in the basement of Bethlehem Hospital. His main focus is to investigate eccentric wealthy "clients" whose mental health is questionable. Trained as a Pinkerton Detective Sebastian has moved back to his wife’s home of London in the hopes that his “special needs” son can get the help he needs. Sir Owain Lancaster is Sebastian’s current case, trying to weed through truth and imagination to discover why Sir Lancaster’s family were killed during a trip to Africa. The disappearance of two young girls has Sir Lancaster convinced the evil forces from Africa have somehow followed him and thus, Sebastian is drawn into the investigation of the girl’s disappearance as well.

This book is a wonderful Victorian era who-dun-it. Well written and dripping in nuances of the past it weaves a very interesting tale. Definitely pick this one up if you like historical mysteries.