The stunning first novel in a new Edwardian mystery series featuring the young heiress Ursula Marlow
An Oxford graduate, an aspiring journalist, and a devoted suffragette, Ursula Marlow is no ordinary Belgravian heiress. Despite her father's insistence for her to settle down and marry, Ursula prefers championing her many causes and waiting for true love. But when Ursula's good friend is accused of murdering her lover, Ursula's otherwise charmed life takes a frightening turn. Convinced of her friend's innocence, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, Ursula digs deeper, revealing troubling questions about her own father's connection to the victim and their link to a mysterious Venezuelan expedition many years earlier. Joining forces with her father's trusted counselor, Lord Oliver Wrotham, in a desperate attempt to uncover the truth, to find her father's killer, and to clear her friend's good name before the killers close in on her. Fast paced and richly detailed, this is the beginning of a smart, sexy, and suspenseful new series that mystery readers—especially fans of Anne Perry and Jacqueline Winspear—won't want to miss.