Death of a Schoolgirl

Death of a Schoolgirl

By Joanna Campbell Slan

Berkley Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780425247747, 339pp.

Publication Date: August 7, 2012

"In her classic tale, Charlotte Bronte introduced readers to the strong-willed and intelligent Jane Eyre. Picking up where Bronte left off, Jane's life has settled into a comfortable pattern: She and her beloved Edward Rochester are married and have an infant son. But Jane soon finds herself in the midst of new challenges and threats to those she loves "
Jane can t help but fret when a letter arrives from Adele Varens Rochester's ward, currently at boarding school warning that the girl's life is in jeopardy. Although it means leaving her young son and invalid husband, and despite never having been to a city of any size, Jane feels strongly compelled to go to London to ensure Adele's safety.
But almost from the beginning, Jane's travels don t go as planned she is knocked about and robbed, and no one believes that the plain, unassuming Jane could indeed be the wife of a gentleman; even the school superintendent takes her for an errant new teacher. But most shocking to Jane is the discovery that Adele's schoolmate has recently passed away under very suspicious circumstances, yet no one appears overly concerned. Taking advantage of the situation, Jane decides to pose as the missing instructor and soon uncovers several unsavory secrets, which may very well make her the killer's next target "

About the Author
Award-winning and National Bestselling author Joanna Campbell Slan is the creator of three mystery series. Her first mystery-Paper, Scissors, Death-was shortlisted for the Agatha. The first book in her historical romance mystery series is Death of a Schoolgirl, winner of the 2013 Daphne du Maurier Award for Literary Excellence. Her newest series, featuring Cara Mia Delgatto and beginning with Tear Down and Die, has quickly become an Amazon Bestseller. In her past life, Slan has been a television talk show host, an adjunct professor of public relations at Illinois State University, a sought-after motivational speaker, and a corporate speechwriter. Sharing Ideas Magazine named Joanna "one of the top 25 motivational speakers in the world." Visit her website at See all her books at http: // Follow her on Pinterest ( Join the conversation at http: // Or communicate directly with her at

Praise For Death of a Schoolgirl

“A delightful chance for Brontë fans to expand their acquaintance with Jane Eyre.”
-Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

"So genuine it seems like a long-lost Brontë original."
-Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Macavity-award winning author

"An exciting sleuth!"
-Rhys Bowen, Agatha and Anthony-award winning author

 "A marvelous new adventure."
-Charles Todd, New York Times bestselling author