Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Wonderful, well-written series combining crime detection, a touch of pathos, and laugh-out-loud humor. I can't wait until the next adventure!
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“You are dwelling on this deception business far too much,” St. Armand told the governess over breakfast. “I am paying well for staying here, Miss Burke. Now, finish your bacon so we can get on the road again.”
He picked up a well-polished spoon and paused, distracted by his own reflection.
“You are like a magpie, Captain. Stop admiring yourself in bright, shiny objects and tell me where we are going!” she snapped.