By Stephanie Barron
Jane Austen is having fun with August, 1806, between Derbyshire's craggy peaks, glowing streams, and cavernous gorges. that's, till she discovers the corpse of a tender gentleman whose blond curls and gentle positive factors recommend the face of an angel.
More stunning nonetheless is the coroner's revelation: the deceased is not any guy yet a maidservant — clad within the clothing of her grasp, Mr. Charles Danforth of Penfolds corridor. Tess Arnold had governed the stillroom at Penfolds for a few years — till she used to be classified a witch and brushed off for indiscretion. was once Tess the prey of a madman free within the hills, or perhaps the cast-off obstacle to a gentleman's marriage?
As ordinary, Jane's acute conception and her nostril for difficulty position her supremely in danger — from a killer who may well strike as violently through day as he as soon as did by means of night....
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