By Stephanie Barron
The acclaimed writer of the bestselling Jane Austen mysteries brings wealthy old immediacy to a captivating new suspense novel established round Queen Victoria's stricken court...and a mystery so harmful, it could possibly topple thrones.
Windsor citadel, 1861. For the second one time in over 20 years, Irish barrister Patrick Fitzgerald has been summoned via the Queen. the 1st time, he'd been a zealous younger felony clerk, investigating what looked to be a murderous conspiracy opposed to her. Now he's a uncommon gentleman on the best of his occupation. And the Queen is a girl within the grip of worry. For in this cold evening, her loved husband, Prince Albert, lies dying.
With her destiny clouded by means of grief, Fitzgerald can't aid yet realize the Queen is interestingly preoccupied with the prior. but why, and the way he may help, is uncertain. His bewilderment deepens whilst the royal trainer is violently overturned, approximately killing him and his excellent younger ward, Dr. Georgiana Armistead, niece of the past due Dr. Snow, a famed health care provider who'd attended none except Her Majesty.
Fitzgerald is bound of 1 factor: the Queen's carriage was once no longer attacked at random--it used to be a delicately selected goal. yet was once it simply because he rode in it? Fitzgerald won't probability loss of life so one can discover. He'll go away London and take Georgiana with him--if they could get out alive. For quickly the pair locate themselves hunted. Little do they comprehend they every one hold inside their previous hidden clues to a devastating royal secret...one they have to untangle in the event that they are to survive.
From the streets of London to the plush hills of Cannes, from the slums of St. Giles to the gilded halls of Windsor fort, A Flaw within the Blood can provide a desirable story of pursuit, and the crafty combination of interval aspect and electrifying intrigue that in simple terms the awesome Stephanie Barron can devise.
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