STOLEN REMAINS by Christina Trent

STOLEN REMAINS by Christina Trent

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    STOLEN REMAINS by Christina Trent
    3/31/2014 trade size paperback | A Lady of Ashes Mystery 2

    Set in 1869, Trents solid sequel to 2013s Lady of Ashes takes undertaker Violet Harper from her new American home back to England. Anthony Fairmont, Lord Raybourn, apparently commits suicide just hours after returning from a journey to Egypt. Raybourns role in the multinational negotiations surrounding the Suez Canal makes his mysterious demise a sensitive matter. Queen Victoria, who remembers how helpful Violet was at Prince Alberts funeral, commands the undertaker to see to the dead peers body and discreetly glean what information she can. As if preserving the corpse until the facts are clear isnt challenge enough, Violet discovers that Raybourns family is a nest of animosity and intrigue. When Raybourns housekeeper and secret fiance, Harriet Peet, is found hanged and his own body disappears, Violet must unravel a complex puzzle with serious implications for the British Crown. The mysterys resolution feels somewhat forced, but Violet remains an engaging guide with an unusual perspective on Victorian society.

    304 pages ISBN-13: 9780758293244