The latest mystery from the national bestselling author of A Study in Death tangles Lady Kiera Darby and Sebastian Gage in a dangerous web of religious and political intrigue.
July 1831. In the midst of their idyllic honeymoon in England’s Lake District, Kiera and Gage’s seclusion is soon interrupted by a missive from her new father-in-law. A deadly incident involving a distant relative of the Duke of Wellington has taken place at an abbey south of Dublin, Ireland, and he insists that Kiera and Gage look into the matter.
Intent on discovering what kind of monster could murder a woman of the cloth, the couple travel to Rathfarnham Abbey school. Soon a second nun is slain in broad daylight near a classroom full of young girls. With the sinful killer growing bolder, the mother superior would like to send the students home, but the growing civil unrest in Ireland would make the journey treacherous.
Before long, Kiera starts to suspect that some of the girls may be hiding a sinister secret. With the killer poised to strike yet again, Kiera and Gage must make haste and unmask the fiend, before their matrimonial bliss comes to an untimely end…
Praise for the Lady Darby Mysteries”
“Riveting…Huber deftly weaves together an original premise, an enigmatic heroine, and a compelling Highland setting for a book you won’t want to put down.”—Deanna Raybourn, New York Times bestselling author
“[A] history mystery in fine Victorian style!”—Julia Spencer-Fleming, New York Times bestselling author
“[A] fascinating heroine…A thoroughly enjoyable read!”—Victoria Thompson, national bestselling author
“[A] clever heroine with a shocking past and a talent for detection.”—Carol K. Carr, national bestselling author.
Anna Lee Huber is the RITA and Daphne awards–nominated author of the Lady Darby Mysteries, including A Grave Matter and Mortal Arts, among others. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she majored in music and minored in psychology. She resides in Indiana with her family.
Books by Anna Lee Huber
Lady Darby Mystery Series
- The Anatomist’s Wife (Nov 2012)
- Mortal Arts (Sep 2013)
- A Grave Matter (Jul 2014)
- A Study in Death (July 2015)
• A Pressing Engagement – special e-novella (May 2016)
• As Death Draws Near (July 2016)