A Virtuous Death (Lady Of Ashes) by Christine Trent

By Christine Trent

Queen Victoria, nonetheless mourning her long-dead husband Prince Albert, has chanced on solace in John Brown, an enigmatic palace servant who dabbles within the occult and retains the grieving queen entertained along with his tarot card readings. Undertaker Violet Harper is invited to wait certainly one of Mr. Brown's notorious readings, in which he means that Buckingham Palace will quickly be shrouded in death's darkish veil. good accustomed to loss of life, Violet shrugs him off as a charlatan--until his sinister divinations start to turn out actual. . .

Violet wonders if anything foul is within the playing cards while the aristocratic younger acquaintances of the queen's daughter start to die below mysterious conditions. Her suspicions in simple terms develop while one among London's "moralists," a bunch bent on repealing the legislations that forces prostitutes into hospitals, suffers an identical destiny. The deaths simply buttress the queen's enthusiasm for Mr. Brown's ominous skills, and, involved through the fortuneteller's impact, Violet races opposed to time to unearth the reality ahead of the killer moves back. yet as she closes in on a assassin with an unearthly purpose, Violet realizes she should be digging her personal grave. . .

By turns heartwrenching and hopeful, A Virtuous loss of life is a gripping story of fortitude besieged through vengeance contained in the outstanding international of Queen Victoria's court docket.

Praise for woman of Ashes

"Rich with ancient incidents and details." --Publishers Weekly

"A booklet you could sink your the teeth into, with characters you will fall in love with."--Mystery Scene Magazine

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