Garden of Lies
by Amanda Quick
March 29, 2016
Available in: Paperback, Audio, e-Book (reprint)
The New York Times bestselling author of
Otherwise Engaged and The Mystery Woman
presents an all-new novel of intrigue and murder set against
the backdrop of Victorian London.
The Kern Secretarial Agency provides reliable professional
services to its wealthy clientele, and Anne Clifton was one
of the finest young women in Ursula Kern's employ. But
Miss Clifton has met an untimely end---and Ursula is
convinced it was not due to natural causes.
Bent on justice, Ursula hatches a plan: take Anne's
place as stenographer to the reclusive poet Valerie, Lady
Fulbrook. There are dark rumors about Lord Fulbrook, and his
gloomy mansion in Mapstone Square seems the logical starting
point for an undercover investigation.
Archaeologist and adventurer Slater Roxton thinks Mrs. Kern
is off her head to meddle in such dangerous business. But if
this mysterious widowed beauty insists on stirring the pot,
Slater intends to remain close by as they venture into the
darker side of polite society and a den of iniquity called
the Olympus Club. Together they must reveal the identity of
a killer---and to achieve their goal they may need to
reveal their deepest secrets to each other as well...
Originally published April 2015 in hardcover by Berkley..