A Woman of Consequence
The Investigations of Miss Dido Kent
By Anna Dean
(Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312626846, 384pp.)
Publication Date: April 10, 2012
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.
"If Jane Austen had written Miss Marple, she would have been Dido Kent, the inquisitive spinster."--Kirkus "(starred review)"
"A Woman of Consequence," the third installment in Anna Dean's charming mystery series, opens with a visit to the ruins of an Abbey where Penelope Lambe, suffers a bad fall from the ancient stone steps. Before she slips into unconsciousness, Penelope manages to say, 'I saw her--It was her.' Soon people are certain that she saw the Grey Nun, a ghost reputed to walk the abbey's ruins. Miss Dido Kent, however, does not approve of ghosts. Disregarding everyone else's assumptions, and endeavoring to take her mind off the troubles of her family, Dido turns her energy toward solving the mystery. But events start to seem more sinister when a human skeleton is found at the abbey. Is Miss Lambe's accident connected to this discovery? Everyone is relying on Dido to find out. A captivating continuation of the Dido Kent series: rich in suspense, historical detail, and most of all, characters.
ANNA DEAN began writing early on under the impression that everyone was taught to do so in order to pen books. By the time she discovered her mistake, the habit was too deeply ingrained to give up. She lives in England.