Stolen Remains

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Author(s): Christine Trent
Series: Lady Of Ashes Mysteries Series No: 2
Original Publish Date: May 01, 2014
Product Number: EB00114403
Released: May 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780758293251
Publisher: Kensington Books
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Description

After establishing her reputation as one of London's most highly regarded undertakers, Violet Harper decided to take her practice to the wilds of the American West. But when her mother falls ill, Violet and her husband Samuel are summoned back to England, where her skills are as sought-after as ever. She's honored to undertake the funeral of Anthony Fairmont, the Viscount Raybourn, a close friend of Queen Victoria's who died in suspicious circumstances-but it's difficult to perform her services when his body disappears...? As the viscount's undertaker, all eyes are on Violet as the Fairmonts and Scotland Yard begin the search for his earthly remains. Forced to exhume her latent talents as a sleuth to preserve her good name, Violet's own investigation takes her from servants' quarters, to the halls of Windsor Castle, to the tombs of ancient Egypt-and the Fairmont family's secrets quickly begin to unravel like a mummy's wrappings. But the closer Violet gets to the truth, the closer she gets to becoming the next missing body... Wrought with both heartfelt bravery and breathtaking suspense, Stolen Remains is a captivating tale of death and deception set against the indelible backdrop of Victorian London. Praise for Lady of Ashes "Rich with historical incidents and details."-Publishers Weekly "A book you can sink your teeth into, with characters you'll fall in love with."-Mystery Scene Magazine

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