A Lady in the Smoke: A Victorian Mystery
Karen Odden’s enthralling debut historical mystery transports readers to Victorian England, where a terrifying railway disaster plunges a headstrong young noblewoman into a conspiracy that reaches to the highest corridors of power. Following a humiliating fourth Season in London, Lady Elizabeth... show more
Karen Odden’s enthralling debut historical mystery transports readers to Victorian England, where a terrifying railway disaster plunges a headstrong young noblewoman into a conspiracy that reaches to the highest corridors of power. Following a humiliating fourth Season in London, Lady Elizabeth Fraser is on her way back to her ancestral country estate when her train careens off the rails and bursts into flames. Though she is injured, she manages to drag herself and her unconscious mother out of the wreckage, and amid the chaos that ensues, a brilliant young railway surgeon saves her mother’s life. Elizabeth feels an immediate connection with Paul Wilcox—though society would never deem a medical man eligible for the daughter of an earl. After Paul reveals that the train wreck was no accident, and the inspector who tried to prevent it dies under mysterious circumstances, Elizabeth undertakes a dangerous investigation of her own that leads back to her family’s buried secrets. The more she learns, the more she must risk. Not only are her dowry and her reputation at stake; Paul’s very life hangs in the balance when he is arrested for manslaughter. As the trial draws near, and Parliament prepares for a vote that will change the course of the nation, Elizabeth uncovers a conspiracy that has been years in the making. But time is running out for her to see justice done.
Publish date: 2016-03-29
Pages no: 375
Edition language: English
T I T L E: A Lady in the Smoke A U T H O R: Karen Odden P U B L I S H E R: Random House Publishing-Alibi P U B L I S H--D A T E: March 29, 2016 I S B N: 9781101886403 Historical Mysteries Following a humiliating fourth Season in London, Lady Elizabeth Fraser is on her way back to her ancestral...
The beginning of this story is harsh and touching. I had tears in my eyes at all that Elizabeth saw. Elizabeth survives a horrific train wreck and meets Paul. There is a lot that stands between them and a happily ever after. For me it was an emotional journey and I highly recommend this book.
A Lady in the Smoke, Karen Odden's debut novel, is a lovely foray into historical mystery. Lady Elizabeth Frasier has just boarded a train following a disappointing end to her fourth London season. Ruminating on an odd rumour she overheard about the state of her dowry and the fight it caused with...
#THELADYINSMOKE 4.5 Stars!! AVAILABLE 3/29 LOVED IT!! @oddenKare @randomhouse This is one of my favorite historical periods to read about. And, I loved that it was part of this book. I loved the story, the characters and the writing. I was not ready for the book to end. I had really grown to li...
A Lady in the Smoke, apparently a first novel, is a historical mystery set in both London and more rural England, in 1874, and it literally starts with a bang - a train crash. Lady Elizabeth Fraser, 20 and in her fourth Season, and her mother, the furious Dowager Countess, are on their way from Lo...