By Deanna Raybourn
London, 1887. on the interest membership, a ladies-only institution for bold and intrepid ladies, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell meets the mysterious girl Sundridge, who begs her to tackle an very unlikely task—saving society paintings consumer Miles Ramsforth from execution. Ramsforth, accused of the brutal homicide of his mistress, Artemisia, will face the hangman’s noose in a week’s time if the true killer isn't found.
But woman Sundridge isn't really all that she turns out, and unmasking her real identification is just the 1st of many secrets and techniques Veronica needs to discover. along with her natural-historian colleague, Stoker, Veronica races opposed to time to discover the real assassin. From a Bohemian artists’ colony to a royal palace to a subterranean grotto with a decadent background, the research proves to be a truly perilous venture indeed...
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