In Victorian England, flower seller Constance Piper goes searching for the truth behind a new rash of murders in London?s East End . . .
Constance Piper Mystery #2
On Sale: May 29, 2018
Featuring: Constance Piper
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Thriller Historical | Mystery Amateur Sleuth | Mystery Woman Sleuth
In November 1888, the specter of Jack the Ripper instills
fear in every woman who makes her living on the streets
of London. But there are other monsters at large, those
who shun fame and secretly claim their victims from among
the cityâ€™s most vulnerable . . .
Options are few for unmarried mothers in Victorian
England. To avoid stigma, many find lodging with â€śbaby
farmersâ€ťâ€”women who agree to care for the infant, or find
an adoptive family, in exchange for a fee. Constance
Piper, a flower seller gifted with clairvoyance, has
become aware of one such baby farmer, Mother Delaney, who
promises to help desperate young mothers and place their
babies in loving homes. She suspects the truth is
Guided by the spirit of her late friend, Emily Tindall,
Constance gathers evidence about what really goes on
behind the walls of Mother Delaneyâ€™s Poplar house. Itâ€™s
not only innocent children who are at risk. A young
prostituteâ€™s body is found in mysterious circumstances.
With the aid of Detective Constable Hawkins, newly
promoted thanks to Constanceâ€™s help with his last case,
Constance links the death to Mother Delaneyâ€™s vile trade.
But the horror is edging closer to home, and even the
hangmanâ€™s noose may not be enough to put this evil to
rest . . .
Constance Piper Mystery
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