The Penitent Thief: A 19th Century Historical Murder Mystery (The Agora Mystery Series)
A string of thefts ends in a grisly murder. Certain evidence leads Captain Barnwell to suspect a former thief, Rutherford Nordlinger as the culprit. Carl Brooke becomes personally involved as Nordlinger’s guilt is questioned.
“Very close.” I motioned for him to enter. “Very close,
indeed.” I headed to the bureau, returning the weapon to its
proper place. “Do come in and have a seat.”