Mortal Arts (Lady Darby Mysteries) (Paperback)
Berkley Publishing Group, 9780425253786, 374pp.
Publication Date: September 3, 2013
Scotland, 1830. Lady Kiera Darby is no stranger to intrigue in fact, it seems to follow wherever she goes. After her foray into murder investigation, Kiera must journey to Edinburgh with her family so that her pregnant sister can be close to proper medical care. But the city is full of many things Kiera isn t quite ready to face: the society ladies keen on judging her, her fellow investigator and romantic entanglement Sebastian Gage, and ultimately, another deadly mystery.
Kiera's old friend Michael Dalmay is about to be married, but the arrival of his older brother and Kiera's childhood art tutor William, has thrown everything into chaos. For ten years Will has been missing, committed to an insane asylum by his own father. Kiera is sympathetic to her mentor's plight, especially when rumors swirl about a local girl gone missing. Now Kiera must once again employ her knowledge of the macabre and join forces with Gage in order to prove the innocence of a beloved family friend and save the marriage of another
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Praise For Mortal Arts (Lady Darby Mysteries)…
Praise for Anna Lee Huber and The Anatomist's Wife
“Lady Darby is an engaging new sleuth to follow.”—Julia Spencer-Fleming, New York Times bestselling author
“A riveting debut.”—Deanna Raybourn, New York Times bestselling author
“An unusual and romantic heroine.”—Judith Rock, author of A Plague of Lies
“A fast-paced, atmospheric, and chilling debut featuring a clever heroine with a shocking past and a talent for detection.” —Carol K. Carr, national bestselling author of India Black and the Shadows of Anarchy
“Huber’s protagonist is complex and likable and the well-plotted mystery is filled with fascinating secondary characters…You’ll be engaged right to the end.”—RT Book Reviews
“Huber’s debut…reads like a cross between a gothic novel and a mystery with a decidedly unusual heroine.”—Kirkus Reviews