City of Secrets

City of Secrets

Book - 2018 | First edition
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"An exciting new book in the series featuring woman-on-the-run Elizabeth Miles--from the beloved national bestselling author of the Gaslight Mysteries. Con artist Elizabeth Miles has determined that Society is the biggest con of all. So far, Elizabeth's only real social success has been with Priscilla Knight. Priscilla is a dedicated suffragist who was recently widowed for the second time in her young life. Her beloved first husband, DeForrest Jenks, died in a tragic accident and left her with two young daughters and a comfortable fortune. Soon after his death, her pastor convinced her she needed a man to look after her. Before she knew it, he had engineered a whirlwind courtship and hasty marriage to fellow parishioner Endicott Knight. Less than nine months later, Endicott is also dead in a somewhat less tragic and even more suspicious accident. Priscilla confides to Elizabeth that she had understood Endicott was wealthy in his own right, and she had brought a sizeable fortune to the marriage as well. Now her banker is telling her she has hardly any money left and that her house has been mortgaged. The banker has hinted at a scandal that could damage the family's reputation and her daughters' future prospects. Fearing destructive gossip, Priscilla doesn't know whom to trust. Elizabeth discovers some unsavory evidence that seems to point to the possibility that Endicott's death may have been connected to blackmail. To save her new friend's future, Elizabeth must use her special set of skills to find the truth"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780451491619
0451491610
Branch Call Number: MYS THOMP-V
Characteristics: 310 pages ; 21 cm

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darladoodles
Oct 31, 2018

This relatively new series from Victoria Thompson has many of the qualities that have worked successfully in the Gaslight Series. Intriguing mysteries, fascinating historical setting, strong characters with different life experiences, a teamwork component to crime-solving and a happy ending. I still need to read the first installment of the Counterfeit Lady series, but from what I have learned in Book 2 it will be an entertaining read.

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