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Woman of Consequence, A

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Author: Anna Dean

Genre: Crime, Mystery & Thriller
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780749008192
Rights: World English
Pub. Date: 6th September 2010

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Price: £19.99

Format: Hardback

Part of the series:
Dido Kent Mysteries

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On a visit to the ruins of Madderstone Abbey, Penelope Lambe suffers a bad fall and before she slips into unconsciousness, manages to say “I saw her… It was her”. Some take these words to mean that Penelope saw the Grey Nun, the ghost reputed to haunt the abbey, but Miss Dido Kent is unconvinced and is determined to find the real cause.

Dido directs all her mental energy to solving the mystery and revisits the ruins looking for clues. But events start to seem more sinister when a human skeleton is found at the abbey. But how is Miss Lambe’s accident connected to this discovery? Everyone is relying on Dido to find out.

The third book featuring amateur sleuth Miss Dido Kent.

What Critics Have Said»

'Another delight, complete with perfect regency prose and an excellent mystery.' (PIcked for Best Fiction of 2012 List)Kirkus Reviews

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'With its unusally fine sense of time and place, this third Dido Kent entry makes a charming addition to Dean’s Regency mystery series.'Booklist

'The genteel world of Jane Austen is brilliantly evoked in this history mystery...This is an interesting story which highlights some lesser known aspects of Georgian life such as the problems faced by women and how children were cared for outside the family situation. It will appeal to anyone who likes history mysteries as well as those who enjoy historical novels. This is the first time I have encountered Anna Dean's work - and I will definitely look out for her earlier novels in this series. I look forward to seeing how this feisty heroine develops in the future. 4 stars.'CADS (Crime and Detective Stories)

'Think of a delicious mixture of Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer and a good example of a typical historical mystery and you have a description of this book... If you are looking for a quality historical crime series to get stuck into, then you have just found it.'Historical Novels Review

'It's the world of Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë. It's a book about morals and etiquette, although the mystery does play a huge part. Charming, utterly charming, and totally good fun!'Booksmonthly

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Books in this series                                  See full list »

  • A Moment of Silence
  • A Gentleman of Fortune
  • Woman of Consequence, A
  • A Place of Confinement

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  • A Gentleman of Fortune
  • A Moment of Silence
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