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The second Ladies of Lantern Street novel from Amanda Quick explores the crimes, passions and paranormal secrets of Victorian London.

Under the plain gray skirts of Miss Beatrice Lockwood’s gown, a pistol waits at the ready. For Beatrice is a paid companion on a secret mission—and with a secret past—and she must be prepared to fight for her life at any moment.

Yet she is thrown oddly off guard by the fierce-looking man who joins her in foiling a crime outside a fancy ball—and then disappears into the shadows, leaving only his card. His name is Joshua Gage, and he claims to know Beatrice’s employers. Beyond that, he is an enigma with a hypnotically calm voice and an ebony-and-steel cane. . . .

Joshua, who carries out clandestine investigations for the Crown, is equally intrigued. He has a personal interest in Miss Lockwood, a suspected thief and murderer, not to mention a fraudster who claims to have psychical powers. The quest to discover her whereabouts has pulled him away from his mournful impulses to hurl himself into the sea—and engaged his curiosity about the real Beatrice Lockwood, whose spirit, he suspects, is not as delicate as her face and figure.

He does know one thing, though: This flame-haired beauty was present the night Roland Fleming died at the Academy of the Occult. Guilty or not, she is his guide to a trail of blood and blackmail, mesmerism and madness—a path that will lead both of them into the clutches of a killer who calls himself the Bone Man. . . .

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November 20th, 2013
great read! Kept me on my toes with the plot twists.
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August 15th, 2013
Loved this book better than her last book
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Mystery Woman
August 5th, 2013
Fabulous book! I loved the lead characters Beatrice and Joshua....made life on the beaches in Sarasota Florida not only fabulous but magical and full of mystery....where did the time go!
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The Mystery Woman
July 26th, 2013
Excellent ! Anything by Amanda Quick /JAYNE Ann Krentz/ Jayne Castle are worth the time to read and reread ! She keeps getting better with every novel she writes ! Cannot wait for her new Rainshaw book out in August and her other one in January! Waiting is hell but she is rereleasing in e book many of her older titles so at least
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