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The Counterfeit Lady

The Counterfeit Lady

Author: Kate Parker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101617403
Pages: 320
Year: 2014-08-05
Who would suspect antiquarian bookseller Georgia Fenchurch of leading a double life—as a private investigator for the clandestine Archivist Society in Victorian London? When England’s national security is compromised, Georgia must pose as a titled lady to root out a spy... A cousin of Georgia’s dear friend, Lady Phyllida Monthalf, is brutally murdered in her home during the theft of blueprints of a new battleship designed by her husband—who now stands accused of her murder…and treason. The Duke of Blackford, in service to Whitehall, enlists Georgia and the Archivist Society to assist in the investigation. Playing the part of the duke’s new paramour, Georgia gains entry into the upper echelons of London’s elite, where amidst elegant dinners and elaborate parties a master spy schemes to lay hands on the stolen plans. The duke is no stranger to the world of international espionage, but Georgia is out of her element in more ways than one. She must not allow her genuine attraction to the duke—or her obsession with finding her parents’ killer—to distract her from her role. But when a mysterious stranger threatens to expose her, the counterfeit lady may be in real trouble.,.
The Royal Assassin

The Royal Assassin

Author: Kate Parker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110161742X
Pages: 304
Year: 2015-07-07
From the author of The Vanishing Thief and The Counterfeit Lady comes an all-new Victorian mystery featuring antiquarian bookseller Georgia Fenchurch, who doubles as a private investigator for the secret Archivist Society… When the Duke of Blackford enters her bookstore, Georgia knows the Archivist Society is in need of her services. The Tsar of Russia and his family are visiting Queen Victoria on the auspices of the engagement of the Russian princess Kira to the son of the Queen’s cousin. When Kira’s bodyguard is found dead on a train returning from Scotland, the Queen calls on Blackford to discreetly protect the princess and prevent an international incident. The Russian royalty refuses help in finding the murderer, suspecting anarchists and demanding every extremist in London be hanged. But that is far from the English way. To get the job done, Georgia must go undercover as Kira’s English secretary. She soon discovers that anarchy isn’t the only motive in the case—and that someone is determined to turn royal wedding bells into a funeral dirge. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Vanishing Thief

The Vanishing Thief

Author: Kate Parker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101617357
Pages: 304
Year: 2013-12-03
Georgia Fenchurch appears to be an unassuming antiquarian bookseller in Victorian London, but the life she leads is as exciting as any adventure novel. For Georgia is a member of the Archivist Society, a secret association of private investigators led by the mysterious Sir Broderick. When a frantic woman comes to Georgia claiming that her neighbor, Nicholas Drake, has been abducted by the notorious Duke of Blackford, Georgia and the Archivist Society agree to take the case. But Drake is no innocent—he is a thief who has been blackmailing many of the leading members of London society. To find Drake and discover who is behind his abduction, Georgia and her beautiful assistant, Emma, will have to leave the cozy confines of their bookshop and infiltrate the inner circles of the upper crust—with the help of the dashing but dubious Duke of Blackford himself. But the missing thief and his abductor are not the only ones to elude Georgia Fenchurch. When she spies the man who killed her parents years ago, she vows to bring him to justice once and for all…at any cost.
The Conspiring Woman

The Conspiring Woman

Author: Kate Parker
Publisher: Jdp Press
ISBN: 0996483101
Pages: 304
Year: 2015-10-04
The fourth in the Victorian Bookshop Mystery series. Georgia Fenchurch must find a missing boy and his mother. When the mother is found dead, the race is on to find the child. Georgia searches to learn who was behind the mother's murder and the disappearance of not only this woman, but several more well-to-do women in late Victorian London. Meanwhile, Georgia is counting the days until the Duke of Blackford returns from his business trip to America. As much as she wants to see him, she fears he will return with a rich American bride like so many other British aristocrats. Can she rescue the young boy and win the duke?
The Detecting Duchess

The Detecting Duchess

Author: Kate Parker
Publisher: Jdp Press
ISBN: 0996483160
Pages: 312
Year: 2017-05-18
Georgia and the Duke of Blackford are finally going to tie the knot. However, Georgia has taken one last case and getting to the altar on time is going to be murder.
City of Lies

City of Lies

Author: Victoria Thompson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399586598
Pages: 320
Year: 2017-11-07
An exciting new series featuring woman-on-the-run Elizabeth Miles—from the beloved national bestselling author of the Gaslight Mysteries. Every woman plays a part—but some are more dangerous than others… Like most women, Elizabeth Miles assumes many roles; unlike most, hers have made her a woman on the run. Living on the edge of society, Elizabeth uses her guile to relieve so-called respectable men of their ill-gotten gains. But brutal and greedy entrepreneur Oscar Thornton is out for blood. He’s lost a great deal of money and is not going to forgive a woman for outwitting him. With his thugs hot on her trail, Elizabeth seizes the moment to blend in with a group of women who have an agenda of their own. She never expects to like or understand these privileged women, but she soon comes to respect their intentions, forming an unlikely bond with the wealthy matriarch of the group whose son, Gideon, is the rarest of species—an honest man in a dishonest world. Elizabeth knows she’s playing a risky game, and her deception could be revealed at any moment, possibly even by sharp-eyed Gideon. Nor has she been forgotten by Thornton, who’s biding his time, waiting to strike. Elizabeth must draw on her wits and every last ounce of courage she possesses to keep her new life from being cut short by this vicious shadow from her past.
The Christie Curse

The Christie Curse

Author: Victoria Abbott
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101619449
Pages: 304
Year: 2013-03-05
In 1926, Agatha Christie disappeared—making headlines across the world—only to show up eleven days later at a spa under an assumed name. During those eleven days, did she have time to write a play? Jordan Kelly needs a new job and a new place to live. She’s back in Harrison Falls, New York, living with her not so law-abiding uncles, in debt thanks to a credit card–stealing ex and pending grad school loans. Enter the perfect job, a research position that includes room and board, which will allow her to spend her days hunting down rare mysteries for an avid book collector. There’s just one problem: her employer, Vera Van Alst—the most hated citizen of Harrison Falls. Jordan’s first assignment is to track down a rumored Agatha Christie play. It seems easy enough, but Jordan soon finds out that her predecessor was killed while looking for it, and there is still someone out there willing to murder to keep the play out of Vera’s hands. Jordan’s new job is good…but is it worth her life?
Lost Books and Old Bones

Lost Books and Old Bones

Author: Paige Shelton
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1250127793
Pages: 320
Year: 2018-04-03
A delightful new mystery featuring bookseller and amateur sleuth Delaney Nichols, set in Edinburgh, Scotland. Delaney Nichols, originally of Kansas but settling happily into her new life as a bookseller in Edinburgh, works at the Cracked Spine in the heart of town. The shop is a place filled with curiosities and surprises tucked into every shelf, and it’s Delaney’s job to research the rare tomes and obscure artifacts that people come to buy and sell. When her new friends, also students at the medical school, come to the shop to sell a collection of antique medical books, Delaney knows she’s stumbled across a rare and important find indeed. Her boss, Edwin MacAlister, agrees to buy the multivolume set, perhaps even to keep for his own collection. But not long after the sale, one of Delaney’s new friends is found murdered in the alley behind the Cracked Spine, and she wonders if there is some nefarious connection between the origin of these books and the people whose hands they fell into. Delaney takes it upon herself to help bring the murderer to justice. During her investigation, Delaney she finds some old scalpels in the bookshop’s warehouse—she and discovers that they belonged to a long-dead doctor whose story and ties to the past crimes of Burke and Hare might be connected to the present-day murder. It’s all Delaney can do to race to solve this crime before time runs out and she ends up in a victim on the slab herself.
A Crafty Killing

A Crafty Killing

Author: Lorraine Bartlett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101476982
Pages: 304
Year: 2011-02-01
The last thing Katie Bonner wanted was to become the manager of Artisans Alley. But when her business partner, Ezra Hilton, is found bludgeoned to death, she has no other choice. Business under Ezra has been faltering-but was it enough to provoke someone to murder? Only Kate can find the answer.
Murder on Washington Square

Murder on Washington Square

Author: Victoria Thompson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425184307
Pages: 326
Year: 2002
Midwife Sarah Brandt joins forces with Detective Frank Malloy to clear the name of banker Nelson Ellsworth, who has been accused of murdering his pregnant mistress, in a mystery set against the backdrop of turn-of-the-century New York City. Original.
Deadly Scandal

Deadly Scandal

Author: Kate Parker
Publisher:
ISBN: 0996483128
Pages: 338
Year: 2016-02-25
A new widow in 1930s London tries to discover the identity of her husband's killer.She is followed and her flat is searched, but she is determined. She obtains a job in the society section of a large metropolitan daily, but the job comes with a secondary assignment...in a Europe stumbling toward war.
Murder on Astor Place

Murder on Astor Place

Author: Victoria Thompson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425168964
Pages: 278
Year: 1999
Following a routine delivery in a rooming house, turn-of-the-century midwife Sarah Brandt discovers that another boarder, a young girl, has been murdered and, despite the hindrance of the girl's powerful family, joins forces with Sergeant Frank Malloy to find the killer before he can strike again. Original.
Murder on Union Square

Murder on Union Square

Author: Victoria Thompson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399586628
Pages: 336
Year: 2018-05-01
When a murder hits close to home, Frank finds himself in an unusual position--the prime suspect in the latest installment of the national bestselling Gaslight Mystery series... Sarah and Frank Malloy are enjoying married life and looking to make their family official by adopting Catherine, the child whom Sarah rescued and has been raising as her daughter. The process seems fairly straightforward, but at the last minute, the newlyweds discover that Parnell Vaughn, Catherine's legal father, has a claim on the child, and his grasping fiancée is demanding a financial settlement to relinquish parental rights. Even though exchanging money for a child is illegal, Frank and Sarah's love for Catherine drives them to comply. When Frank returns with the money and finds Vaughn beaten to death, all evidence points to Frank as the culprit. A not-quite-famous actor with modest means, Vaughn seems an unlikely candidate for murder, particularly such a violent crime of passion. But Frank soon uncovers real-life intrigue as dramatic as any that appears on stage. Sarah and Frank enlist those closest to them to help hunt for Vaughn's killer as Frank's own life--and the future of their family--hang in the balance.
A Lost Lady

A Lost Lady

Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803264305
Pages: 371
Year: 2003
First published in 1923, "A Lost Lady" is one of Willa Cather's classic novels about life on the Great Plains. This edition includes a historical essay which describes the origin, writing and reception of the novel.
Deadly Wedding

Deadly Wedding

Author: Kate Parker
Publisher:
ISBN: 0996483144
Pages:
Year: 2016-09-11
Why murder a dying man? In 1938 London, Olivia attends a wedding, but when she and the bride visit the bride's grandfather, they find him dead. No surprise, except for the knife in his chest.