The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Bronte

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Overlook, Feb 24, 2009 - Fiction - 384 pages
8 Reviews
Now in paperback, the March 2008 Book Sense Pick by beloved author Laura Joh Rowland

Laura Joh Rowland's samurai detective novels have enthralled tens of thousands of readers. Now the author turns her gifts for historical fiction to Victorian England and the famous and fascinating Bront? family with this critically acclaimed new thriller.

Upon learning that she has been falsely accused of plagiarism, the normally mild-mannered Charlotte Bront? sets off for London to clear her name. But when she unintentionally witnesses a murder, Charlotte finds herself embroiled in a dangerous chain of events that forces her to confront demons from her past. With the clandestine aid of the other Bront? sisters, Emily and Anne, and of the suspiciously well-informed but irresistibly attractive brother of the victim, Charlotte works to unravel a deadly web of intrigue that threatens not only her own safety but the very fabric of the British Empire. Will Charlotte be able to stop a devious, invisible villain whose schemes threaten her life, her family, and her country?

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User Review  - wagner.sarah35 - LibraryThing

Since I know that in reality Charlotte Bronte lived a somewhat sad life and died young, it was nice to fantasize through this novel about one of my favorite authors having a few adventures of her own ... Read full review

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User Review  - thatotter - LibraryThing

Ludicrously awful...one of the worst things I've read. I knew before picking it up that it might be disastrous, but I also thought it had the potential to be good in a madcap, Eyre Affair kind of way ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Historical mystery author Laura Joh Rowland writes the popular Sano Ichiro series, which is set in 17th-century feudal Japan and features a samurai detective protagonist. Before becoming a full-time writer, Rowland held several positions in chemistry, microbiology, and engineering. She studied at the University of Michigan and earned a B.S. in Microbiology and a Master's degree in Public Health.

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