Lady of Ashes

Lady of Ashes

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In 1861 London, Violet Morgan is struggling to establish a good reputation for the undertaking business that her husband has largely abandoned. She provides comfort for the grieving, advises them on funeral fashion and etiquette, and arranges funerals. Unbeknownst to his wife, Graham, who has nursed a hatred of America since his grandfather soldiered for Great Britain in the War of 1812, becomes involved in a scheme to sell arms to the South. Meanwhile, Violet receives the commission of a lifetime: undertaking the funeral for a friend of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. But her position remains precarious, especially when Graham disappears and she begins investigating a series of deaths among the poor. And the closer she gets to the truth, the greater the danger for them both.
Publisher: New York : Kensington Books, [2013], ©2013
ISBN: 9780758265913
Branch Call Number: FICTION Tre
Description: viii, 420 pages ; 21 cm


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Violet Morgan is the wife of an undertaker. When her husband disappears and she’s left to run the business, she notices a series of deaths among the poor. With the support of royalty, she investigates the deaths while trying to save her husband’s business.

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bookfanatic1979 Feb 16, 2014

I do believe this book has a little something for everyone. Romance, treason, turn-of-the-century science, murder, mystery, man-woman relationships, action, gore, history…all wrapped up in a well-written story that is definitely worth a shot.


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