Portrait of peril : a Victorian mystery

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New York : Crooked Lane, 2021.


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Westover - Adult New DetectiveD ROWLAChecked OutJanuary 27, 2022


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First edition.
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293 pages ; 25 cm.
9781643854724, 1643854720


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Sequel to: The woman in the veil.
"London, October 1890. Crime scene photographer Sarah Bain is overjoyed to marry her beloved Detective Sergeant Barrett - but the wedding takes a sinister turn when the body of a stabbing victim is discovered in the crypt of the church. Not every newlywed couple begins their marriage with a murder investigation, but Sarah and Barrett, along with their friends Lord Hugh Staunton and Mick O'Reilly, take the case. The dead man is Charles Firth, whose profession is "spirit photography" - photographing the ghosts of the deceased. When Sarah develops the photographs he took in the church, she discovers one with a pale, blurred figure attacking the victim. The city's spiritualist community believes the church is haunted and the figure is a ghost. But Sarah is a skeptic, and she and her friends soon learn that the victim had plenty of enemies in the human world - including a scientist who studies supernatural phenomena, his psychic daughter, and an heiress on a campaign to debunk spiritualism and expose fraudulent mediums. In the tunnels beneath a demolished jail, a ghost-hunting expedition ends with a new murder, and new suspects. While Sarah searches for the truth about both crimes, she travels a dark, twisted path into her own family's sordid history. Her long lost father is the prime suspect in a cold-case murder, and her reunion with him proves that even the most determined skeptic can be haunted by ghosts from the past. "--Publisher's description.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Rowland, L. J. (2021). Portrait of peril: a Victorian mystery (First edition.). Crooked Lane.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rowland, Laura Joh. 2021. Portrait of Peril: A Victorian Mystery. New York: Crooked Lane.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rowland, Laura Joh. Portrait of Peril: A Victorian Mystery New York: Crooked Lane, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Rowland, Laura Joh. Portrait of Peril: A Victorian Mystery First edition., Crooked Lane, 2021.

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