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The Mystery of the Sorrowful Maiden

The Mystery of the Sorrowful Maiden

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From internationally bestselling author Kate Saunders, a delightful new cozy mystery that finds detective Laetitia Rodd entangled in the shocking world of the Victorian theater.

In the spring of 1853, private detective Laetitia Rodd receives a delicate request from a retired actor, whose days on the stage were ended by a theater fire ten years before. His great friend, and the man he rescued from the fire, Thomas Transome, has decided to leave his wife, who now needs assistance in securing a worthy settlement. Though Mrs. Rodd is reluctant to get involved with the scandalous world of the theater, she cannot turn away the woman in need. She agrees to take the case.

But what starts out as a simple matter of negotiation becomes complicated when a body is discovered in the burnt husk of the old theater. Soon Mrs. Rodd finds herself embroiled in family politics, rivalries that put the Capulets and Montagues to shame, and betrayals on a Shakespearean scale. Mrs. Rodd will need all her investigatory powers, not to mention her famous discretion, to solve the case before tragedy strikes once more.

For readers of the Grantchester Mysteries, The Mystery of the Sorrowful Maiden is the charming third mystery in Kate Saunders' series about Laetitia Rodd, the indomitable lady detective.

Author: Kate Saunders
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Published: 12/07/2021
Pages: 336
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 8.60h x 5.50w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9781408866924

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 07/01/2021 pg. 3
Publishers Weekly 09/06/2021
Kirkus Reviews 09/15/2021
Library Journal 11/01/2021 pg. 72
Booklist 11/01/2021 pg. 27
Shelf Awareness 12/21/2021

About the Author
Kate Saunders is an author and journalist who has worked for the London Times, the Sunday Times, and Cosmopolitan. She has written numerous books for adults and children, including Five Children on the Western Front, which won the Costa Children's Book Award. The Secrets of Wishtide was the 2016 debut of the Laetitia Rodd Mystery series. Saunders lives in Londo

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