The Secrets of Wishtide - A Laetitia Rodd Mystery (Hardback)
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The Secrets of Wishtide - A Laetitia Rodd Mystery (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages
Published: 14/07/2016

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Mrs Laetitia Rodd is the impoverished widow of an Archdeacon, living modestly in Hampstead with her landlady Mrs Bentley. She is also a private detective of the utmost discretion. In winter 1850, her brother Frederick, a criminal barrister, introduces her to Sir James Calderstone, a wealthy and powerful industrialist who asks Mrs Rodd to investigate the background of an 'unsuitable' woman his son intends to marry - a match he is determined to prevent. In the guise of governess, she travels to the family seat, Wishtide, deep in the frozen Lincolnshire countryside, where she soon discovers that the Calderstones have more to hide than most. As their secrets unfold, the case takes an unpleasant turn when a man is found dead outside a tavern. Mrs Rodd's keen eyes and astute wits are taxed as never before in her search for the truth - which carries her from elite drawing rooms to London's notorious inns and its steaming laundry houses. Dickensian in its scope and characters, The Secrets of Wishtide brings nineteenth century society vividly to life and illuminates the effect of Victorian morality on women's lives. Introducing an irresistible new detective, the first book in the Laetitia Rodd Mystery series will enthral and delight.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408866863
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 503 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm

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Emma Smith at Bedford

“A lady detective tale with a splash of darkness”

An enjoyable and entertaining read, with a great lead character - lady detective Laetitia Rodd. Mrs Rodd is the widow of an Archdeacon, living a simple life with her confidant and friend Mrs Bentley. But she is known... More

Hardback edition
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“An engaging, entertaining start to a new series”

Laetitia Rodd has been engaged to investigate the background of a woman by Sir James Calderstone. Sir James’ son wants to marry Helen Orme and Sir James believes her to be hiding her true background and to therefore... More

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“A resourceful lady in search of the truth in Victorian London”

The big question I was left with after reading this book is, are there going to be anymore Laetitia Rodd mysteries? I enjoyed it so much that I can only think that there must be a series in this; it was not great... More

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