London Calling (Sheridan novel)

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London Calling
London Calling Book Cover.jpg
Author Sara Sheridan
Country Scotland
Language English
Genre Crime Fiction
Published 2013
Publisher Polygon Books
Media type Paperback, Hardback, e-book
Pages 256
ISBN 978-1846972430
Preceded by Brighton Belle

London Calling is a novel written by Scottish writer Sara Sheridan.[1] The book was first published by Polygon Books in 2013 and is the second in the series of the Mirabelle Bevan mysteries.[2] It is set in 1952 London and centers around the jazz scene of the time. The novel follows Brighton Belle in the series.

Plot summary[edit]

Set in the post-war atmosphere of 1952, London Calling follows ex-Secret Service agent Mirabelle Bevan as she investigates the mystery of a missing debutante, wealthy eighteen-year-old Rose Bellamy Gore. Mirabelle is assisted once again by the upbeat Vesta Churchill as they explore an underworld of smoky nightclubs, jazz bars, and intriguing characters to gather information and seek answers. Detective Superintendent Alan McGregor keeps an eye on Mirabelle's activities as a fledgling romance blooms between the two.

Setting[edit]

London Calling explores the jazz scene of 1952 London, a period of great social change amidst post-war austerity.

Characters[edit]

Recurring characters from the series (Mirabelle Bevan, Vesta Churchill and Superintendent Alan McGregor) are joined by Vesta's childhood friend and jazz musician Lindon Claremont, her new beau Charlie Baker, and a host of wealthy young society figures.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Osler, Douglas (31 March 2013). "Book review: London Calling by Sara Sheridan". The Scotsman. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Profile: Mirabelle BEvan Mysteries". The Writers Room. 31 March 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2014.