Scotland, 1831. After a tumultuous courtship complicated by three deadly inquiries, Lady Kiera Darby is thrilled to have found both an investigative partner and a fiance in Sebastian Gage. But with her well-meaning-and very pregnant-sister planning on making their wedding the event of the season, Kiera could use a respite from the impending madness.
Anna Lee Huber is the RITA and Daphne awards-nominated author of the Lady Darby Mysteries, including As Death Draws Near, A Study in Death, A Grave Matter, Mortal Arts, and The Anatomist's Wife.
Praise for the Lady Darby Mysteries
"[A] history mystery in fine Victorian style! Anna Lee Huber's spirited debut mixes classic country house mystery with a liberal dash of historical romance."--New York Times bestselling author Julia Spencer-Fleming "Riveting...Huber deftly weaves together an original premise, an enigmatic heroine, and a compelling Highland setting."--New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn "[A] fascinating heroine...A thoroughly enjoyable read!"--National bestselling author Victoria Thompson "[A] clever heroine with a shocking past and a talent for detection."--National bestselling author Carol K. Carr "Reads like a cross between a gothic novel and a mystery with a decidedly unusual heroine."--Kirkus Reviews "Huber deftly evokes both [Sebastian and Kiera's] attraction and the period's flavor."--Publishers Weekly "[Huber] designs her heroine as a woman who straddles the line between eighteenth-century behavior and twenty-first-century independence."--New York Journal of Books "[A] must read...One of those rare books that will both shock and please."--Fresh Fiction "Fascinates with its compelling heroine who forges her own way in a society that frowns upon female independence."--RT Book Reviews "One of the best historical mysteries that I have read this year."--Cozy Mystery Book Reviews