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