A Mortal Curiosity
By (author) Ann Granger
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Mortal Curiosity by Ann Granger
Book DescriptionThe second novel in Ann Granger's wonderfully atmospheric Victorian mystery series. Lizzie Martin, lady's companion, has been sent from London to the New Forest to comfort a young woman whose baby has tragically died. A sad enough task, but things take an even darker turn when a rat-catcher is found murdered in the garden, and the young woman is discovered beside the body, crying and covered in blood. Not knowing where else to turn, Lizzie calls upon her friend Inspector Ben Ross from Scotland Yard to solve the horrific crime.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780755320509
(178mm x 111mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Headline Book Publishing
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ann Granger
Dead Woman of Deptford, Paperback (January 2017)
Victorian London is brought vividly to life in THE DEAD WOMAN OF DEPTFORD, Ann Granger's sixth historical crime novel to feature Scotland Yard's Inspector Ben Ross and his wife Lizzie.
Dead in the Water, Paperback (December 2015)
Dead in the Water is the fourth Campbell and Carter mystery from Ann Granger, who is one of the nation's best-loved crime writers.
Testimony of the Hanged Man, Paperback (January 2015)
Victorian London is brought vividly to life in Ann Granger's fifth historical crime novel to feature Scotland Yard's Inspector Ben Ross and his wife Lizzie.
Bricks and Mortality, Paperback (December 2013)» View all books by Ann Granger
BRICKS AND MORTALITY by Ann Granger is the third Campbell and Carter mystery set in the Cotswold village of Weston St Ambrose. Sure to appeal to fans of Midsomer Murders and Lewis.
US Kirkus Review » Victorian respectability comes under siege.Charles Roche, purveyor of silks and teas, hires plucky Lizzie Martin (The Companion, 2007) to attend his niece Lucy Craven, who's grieving the death of her baby and residing at Shore House, the Hampshire home of her maiden aunties Christina, a battleaxe, and Phoebe, more of a mouse. Lizzie heads off over the objections of her beau, Inspector Ben Ross, Scotland Yard. On the journey she meets alienist Dr. Marius Lefebre, who confides that he too is destined for Shore House, where poor Lucy refuses to believe her child is dead. On her arrival, Lizzie glimpses Lucy's mercurial nature, more tried than ever by the absence of her scoundrel of a husband, banished to China on tea business, and the tenderness neighboring landowner Andrew Beresford shows her. When Lucy is found screeching and bloodstained at the side of an itinerant rat-catcher who's been murdered with an ornamental dagger from Shore House, Charles Roche beseeches the Yard for tact and rectitude. They respond by sending out Ben Ross. There'll be eavesdropping, dress-burning and a murderous attempt to uphold the family honor before a trip to a Whitechapel workhouse determines not only why the rat-catcher had to die but what became of Lucy's baby.Despite some halfhearted red herrings that litter the plot, Lizzie copes nicely with barking dogs, snapping aunts and gentlemen who shade the truth. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Ann Granger
Ann Granger has lived in cities all over the world, since for many years she worked for the Foreign Office and received postings to British embassies as far apart as Munich and Lusaka. She is now permanently based in Oxfordshire.
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