Victorian Mystery #2
Crooked Lane Books
On Sale: January 9, 2018
Hardcover / e-Book
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Mystery Historical | Mystery Woman Sleuth | Suspense
A photographer in 1889 London, Miss Sarah Bain runs a
private detective agency with her friends, Lord Hugh
Staunton and former street urchin Mick O’Reilly. Their
sole credential is that they solved the Jack the Ripper
case, a secret they can never tell because they did it
outside the boundaries of the law. Their new big case
arises when a wealthy banker, Sir Gerald Mariner, posts a
handsome reward for finding his missing infant. All of
London joins in the search. But Sarah has an advantage―a
photograph she took during a routine surveillance job,
which unexpectedly reveals a clue about the kidnapping.
After Sir Gerald hires Sarah, Hugh, and Mick to find his
son, they move into his opulent mansion and discover a
photograph of baby Robin. It eerily resembles postmortem
photographs taken of deceased children posed to look as
if they’re alive. Was the kidnapping real, or a cover-up
for a murder? Is the perpetrator a stranger, or someone
inside the troubled Mariner family? The case hits close
to home for Sarah as it intertwines with her search for
her father, who disappeared after he became the prime
suspect in a murder twenty-three years ago. She finds
herself on the wrong side of the law, which threatens her
budding romance with Police Constable Barrett. But Sarah
must uncover the truth about Robin’s kidnapping, and her
own family, before her past catches up to her in A Mortal
Likeness, the gripping follow-up to award-winning author
Laura Joh Rowland’s The Ripper’s Shadow.
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