The Cry of the Hangman is historical mystery fiction set in working-class London in 1667.
Lucy is a printer’s apprentice. When her mentor, Magistrate Hargrave, is beaten and his court notes stolen, Lucy suspects a rival printer. She soon begins to investigate.
The Cry of the Hangman is excellent historical fiction. It places the reader in the period seemingly effortlessly. All the details feel authentic and well-researched. The pacing is a bit slow for a mystery. However, the mystery itself was well done. 3.5 stars!
Thanks to Severn House and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.