A COWARDICE OF CROWS – A SYMINGTON BYRD MYSTERY Is a classic murder mystery that introduces us to the suave, playboy, gentleman detective Symington Earl Byrd.
Symington Byrd mysteries are at times dark and scary but will draw the reader in from the very first page.
“Sarah E. Smith has created in Symington Byrd a rival to the great detectives, Holmes, Poirot, Lord Peter Wimsey.” – Kensington Gore
It seemed Millicent Jones committed suicide... until a House of Commons cufflink is found wedged in her throat.
Given that Queen Victoria is dying, the last thing anyone wants is scandal. So Symington, Earl Byrd, renowned playboy and gentleman detective is called in to investigate.
But someone always seems one step ahead of Byrd, and has their own reasons for wanting Millie’s killer caught.
With suspects galore, the Police baffled, Byrd and his cousin, Chief Inspector Sir Charles Carter, find themselves drawn into the criminal world of the Pawnbroker and his Apprentice: a world so scary and seductive that Symington Byrd is in danger of losing his very own soul.