The Doctor of London by Lyn Brittan
Kennerick Clock, London’s most ornery private investigator, has just received a note from the woman who broke his heart. Lady Hala Javan needs his help and he’s willing to give it – for the right price. But if Hala thinks a curiously folded piece of paper can reel back him in, the spoiled brat better think again.
Lady Hala feels about as small as a sea flea for writing Kennerick. Untitled and of common employ, she abandoned him years ago under pressure from her family. Leaving him remains her deepest regret. Now facing an attack on her life, she needs Kennerick. He’s the one man strong and clever enough to save the day. Assuming, of course, he doesn’t kill her first.