Duelling, derring-do, and dastardly deeds are all in a day’s work for Liberty Lane, a new heroine for fans of Georgette Heyer and Sarah Waters’s Victorian novels.
The Augustus theatre likes to put on a good show. But when a public spat erupts between two dancers on the London stage, it comes to a dramatic conclusion that definitely wasn’t part of the script: one dead, the other arrested for murder. As far as the jury’s concerned, it’s an open-and-shut case, but Liberty Lane believes otherwise.
Soon she’s leading her own investigation, in a desperate race against the hangman’s noose. And while the criminal underworld may be no place for a lady, there’s no place for a criminal to hide once Liberty’s on the case…
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Praise for ‘Death of a Dancer’:
‘A terrific page-turner in the tradition of Georgette Heyer, written with great enthusiasm and verve’ Guardian
Praise for ‘Death at Dawn’:
‘Great period detail and heaps of energy… feisty’ Daily Mirror
‘Echoes of Georgette Heyer… well-crafted… an enjoyable romp’ She
‘Good old-fashioned adventure… romps along at a fine pace…a thrilling murder-mystery’ Easy Living
‘Some well-described set pieces temper the breakneck pace of the action, and the ending is as satisfying as one could wish’ The Times
'Light, easy reading for anyone who enjoys a bit of Victorian mystery' Observer
'An enjoyable historical novel' Woman's Day
‘Fast-paced and lively… this historical drama will keep you intrigued – definitely hard to put down!’ My WeeklyAbout the Author:
Caro Peacock acquired the reading habit from her childhood growing up in a farmhouse. Later, she developed an interest in women in Victorian society and from this grew the character of Liberty Lane. She rides, climbs and trampolines as well as enjoys the study of wild flowers.
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