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Following the notable debut of The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Brontë, beloved author Laura Joh Rowland offers her legions of fans the next installment in the Charlotte Brontë mystery series… with more to come. Learn More
Struggling with romantic entanglements and her stressful rise to prominence on the literary scene, Charlotte Bronte is more alone than ever. While visiting London, Charlotte tours Bedlam and is sure she recognizes Mr. Slade, her long-missing ex-lover, strapped to one of the stretchers. Charlotte starts digging, and soon finds herself trying to reveal a secret that some would kill to protect. It is up to Charlotte to find the truth and expose a plot of global proportion. But what if the conspirators get to her first?
Laura Joh Rowland is the author of fifteen other mysteries, including the critically acclaimed The Secret
Adventures of Charlotte Bronte;, The Snow Empress, and The Cloud Pavilion. She was educated at the University of Michigan and lives in New York City with her husband and cat.
“Sharply relevant, Rowland’s inventive action-thriller delivers enough intrigue and romance to satisfy a wide array of readers.”--Booklist
“[Rowland] creates a believable Charlotte whose intelligence, stubbornness, and wit recall Jane at every turn. Even more important, the mystery itself is particularly fine.”--Entertainment Weekly
“Rowland simply refuses to let readers lift their eyes from the page.”--Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“This delightful and sophisticated mystery transports readers through an era of Victorian history, with Charlotte Bronte; leading the way... A must read for historical fans.”--Romantic Times
Built in the twilight of the Tsarist state, Moscow’s Metropole Hotel is a poignant reminder of the decadence of the last regime. But today its corridors are musty, its rooms are dank, and now its restaurant is the scene of a quadruple murder. To keep the killings under wraps, the Kremlin hands the investigation over to famously discreet police investigator Porfiry Rostnikov. A terrorist is targeting foreigners to embarrass the Soviet state, and the killer will happily sacrifice any Russian who gets in the way.
Praise for the work of Stuart M. Kaminsky:
“The Ed McBain of Mother Russia.” —Kirkus Reviews“[Kaminksy] had an uncanny knack for summoning up the feel of cities and even lost eras, and doing so in a few details.” —Booklist
Stuart M. Kaminsky (1934–2009) was one of the most prolific crime fiction authors of the last four decades. In 1981’s Death of a Dissident, Kaminsky debuted Moscow police detective Porfiry Rostnikov, whose stories were praised for their accurate depiction of Soviet life. In all, Kaminsky wrote more than sixty novels. Learn More
As this spellbinding thriller by E. Duke Vincent unfolds, a gripping story emerges, masterfully connecting the dots between the Kennedys, Castro, The Mob, the CIA . . . and the Grassy Knoll. Learn More