This is the first book by Andrew Taylor I've read. It's based in London with multiple interesting characters whose lives intersect in mysterious ways. The main character is a woman dealing with her marital problems, a fractured relationship with her father and all the while trying to cope with her loss of wealth and status in London of WWII era. However the actual crime mystery carries the reader along without giving away the ending.
I'll be reading more of this author's books as this one has been really enjoyable indeed.