Dead Mans Puzzle: A Puzzle Lady Mystery (Puzzle Lady Mysteries Book 10)
Verity Kent Mysteries. Book 3 Available Oct 29, Gothic Myths. Anthology The Deadly Hours. Printable Book List. In Anna Lee Huber's latest mystery, former British Intelligence agent Verity Kent is finding that life after wartime offers its own share of danger The Great War may be over, but for many, there are still obstacles on the home front. Reconciling with her estranged husband makes Verity sympathetic to her friend Ada's marital difficulties. Bourgeois-bred Ada, recently married to the Marquess of Rockham, is overwhelmed trying to navigate the ways of the aristocracy. And when Lord Rockham is discovered shot through the heart with a bullet from Ada's revolver, Verity fears her friend has made a fatal blunder.
While striving to prove Ada's innocence, Verity is called upon for another favor.
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The sister of a former Secret Service colleague has been killed in what authorities believe was a home invasion gone wrong. The victim's war work—censoring letters sent by soldiers from the front—exposed her to sensitive, disturbing material. Verity begins to suspect these two unlikely cases may be linked. But as the connections deepen, the consequences—not just for Verity, but for Britain—grow more menacing than she could have imagined.
The blend of intrigue and human vulnerabilities is captivating. But it will take an all too earthbound intrigue to draw in the discerning heroine of Anna Lee Huber's latest mystery It's not that Verity Kent doesn't sympathize with those eager to make contact with lost loved ones. After all, she once believed herself a war widow. But now that she's discovered Sidney is very much alive, Verity is having enough trouble connecting with her estranged husband, never mind the dead.
Refusing to believe her former fellow spy is dead, Verity is determined to uncover the source of the spiritualist's top secret revelation. Then the medium is murdered—and Verity's investigation is suddenly thwarted. Even Secret Service agents she once trusted turn their backs on her. Undaunted, Verity heads to war-torn Belgium, with Sidney by her side. But as they draw ever closer to the danger, Verity wonders if she's about to learn the true meaning of till death do us part Praise For Treacherous is the Night A harrowing trip over devastated parts of Belgium and France puts them both in danger from someone who's learned secrets he shouldn't know.
Huber compellingly recalls the devastation wreaked on the minds of the people and the fabric of the countries involved. A thrilling mystery that supplies its gutsy heroine with plenty of angst-ridden romance.
Huber combines intricate puzzles with affecting human drama. Sidney and Verity are a formidable couple when they work together, but they are also very real. They don't leap straight back into life before the war but instead face many obstacles and struggles as they readjust to married life and post-war life. Nonetheless, the love between Sidney and Verity is real and true, and the way that Huber creates their re-blossoming love is genuine.
Topped off with a gripping mystery, this will not disappoint. An Unpardonable Sin? England, Verity Kent's grief over the loss of her husband pierces anew when she receives a cryptic letter, suggesting her beloved Sidney may have committed treason before his untimely death.
Determined to dull her pain with revelry, Verity's first impulse is to dismiss the derogatory claim. But the mystery sender knows too much—including the fact that during the war, Verity worked for the Secret Service, something not even Sidney knew. Lured to Umbersea Island to attend the engagement party of one of Sidney's fellow officers, Verity mingles among the men her husband once fought beside, and discovers dark secrets—along with a murder clearly meant to conceal them. Relying on little more than a coded letter, the help of a dashing stranger, and her own sharp instincts, Verity is forced down a path she never imagined—and comes face to face with the shattering possibility that her husband may not have been the man she thought he was.
It's a truth that could set her free—or draw her ever deeper into his deception. Evocative historical details complement the well-drawn characters.
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The intricate plot builds to a surprising conclusion. The plot is fast-moving with twists and turns aplenty. Huber knows what it takes to write a great mystery. An Artless Demise Lady Darby Book 7 Available April 2, Read the 1st Chapter Lady Darby returns to London with her new husband, Sebastian Gage, but newlywed bliss won't last for long when her past comes back to haunt her in the latest exciting installment in this national bestselling series. November After fleeing London in infamy more than two years prior, Lady Kiera Darby's return to the city is anything but mundane, though not for the reasons she expected.
A gang of body snatchers is arrested on suspicion of imitating the notorious misdeeds of Edinburgh criminals, Burke and Hare--killing people from the streets and selling their bodies to medical schools. Then Kiera's past--a past she thought she'd finally made peace with--rises up to haunt her.
All of London is horrified by the evidence that "burkers" are, indeed, at work in their city. The terrified populace hovers on a knife's edge, ready to take their enmity out on any likely suspect.
And when Kiera receives a letter of blackmail, threatening to divulge details about her late anatomist husband's involvement with the body snatchers and wrongfully implicate her, she begins to apprehend just how precarious her situation is. Not only for herself, but also her new husband and investigative partner, Sebastian Gage, and their unborn child. Meanwhile, the young scion of a noble family has been found murdered a block from his home, and the man's family wants Kiera and Gage to investigate.
Is it a failed attempt by the London burkers, having left the body behind, or the crime of someone much closer to home? Someone who stalks the privileged, using the uproar over the burkers to cover his own dark deeds? Praise For An Artless Demise Based on a true story, thick with period ambience woven into a knotty mystery.
Just the right read for a foggy night. An Artless Demise is an unputdownable story, with an indomitable heroine, a great supporting cast, and a gripping, propulsive narrative with real history at its core. Huber's grasp of s London, particularly in her use of nuanced social conventions and rich period details, makes this latest in her Lady Darby mysteries another standout tale. The spirited romance of Kiera and Gage will continue to delight, even as new scandals related to Kiera's past threaten everything the newlyweds have built so far. Another riveting instalment in this compelling series from Anna Lee Huber!
For readers, like myself, who consider Kiera and Gage to be dear friends, the high stakes in this immaculately paced mystery will have them biting their nails and firmly on the edge of their seats. London in the midst of political upheaval and shifting social classes is a gorgeously rendered setting and Huber's pitch-perfect historical research shines on every page.http://taylor.evolt.org/wykuz-dating-english-en.php
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But as with all of Huber's mysteries, it is not just the verisimilitude, Kiera's inimitable and fiercely intelligent narrative nor her deft characterization that establish her as one of the premiere voices in her genre, it is the conviction and heart that motivates her characters and the strong sense of morality that counterbalances even the most sinister of crimes. A Brush with Shadows Lady Darby Book 6 Read the 1st Chapter Sebastian Gage returns home to battle the ghosts of his past and prevent them from destroying his future with Kiera in the latest exciting installment in this national bestselling series.
July It's been fifteen years since Sebastian Gage has set foot in Langstone Manor. Though he has shared little with his wife, Lady Kiera Darby, about his past, she knows that he planned never to return to the place of so many unhappy childhood memories. But when an urgent letter from his grandfather reaches them in Dublin, Ireland, and begs Gage to visit, Kiera convinces him to go.
All is not well at Langstone Manor.
Gage's grandfather, the Viscount Tavistock, is gravely ill, and Gage's cousin Alfred has suddenly vanished. He wandered out into the moors and never returned. The Viscount is convinced someone or something other than the natural hazards of the moors is to blame for Alfred's disappearance.
And when Alfred's brother Rory goes missing, Kiera and Gage must concede he may be right. Now, they must face the ghosts of Gage's past, discover the truth behind the local superstitions, and see beyond the tricks being played by their very own eyes to expose what has happened to Gage's family before the moors claim yet another victim Praise For A Brush with Shadows A missing heir, an estranged family, and a possible poisoner add up to a pretty puzzle for two far-from-disinterested sleuths Huber draws on the beauties and dangers of the mysterious moorlands to provide a fitting setting for a knotty mystery filled with envy, greed, and thwarted love.
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 Audio Books:.
Bring on book six! Anna Lee Huber is a supremely talented author, and these books are complex, impeccably plotted, and clearly well-researched.