By Stephanie Barron
The acclaimed writer of the bestselling Jane Austen mysteries brings wealthy historic immediacy to a charming new suspense novel based round Queen Victoria's afflicted court...and a mystery so harmful, it may topple thrones.
Windsor citadel, 1861. For the second one time in over 20 years, Irish barrister Patrick Fitzgerald has been summoned through the Queen. the 1st time, he'd been a zealous younger felony clerk, investigating what a murderous conspiracy opposed to her. Now he's a amazing gentleman on the best of his career. 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 become aware of the Queen is apparently preoccupied with the earlier. but why, and the way he can assist, 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 professional 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 was once a delicately selected aim. yet used to be it simply because he rode in it? Fitzgerald won't danger death with a purpose to 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 each one hold inside of their previous hidden clues to a devastating royal secret...one they need to untangle in the event that they are to survive.
From the streets of London to the luxurious hills of Cannes, from the slums of St. Giles to the gilded halls of Windsor fortress, A Flaw within the Blood supplies a desirable story of pursuit, and the crafty mixture of interval aspect and electrifying intrigue that basically the striking Stephanie Barron can devise.
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