The Mystery Woman

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Thorndike Press, 2013 - Fiction - 469 pages
13 Reviews
Under Miss Beatrice Lockwood’s plain gray 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 off guard by the fierce-looking man who joins her in foiling a crime outside a fancy ball, and who then disappears into the shadows, leaving only his card. Joshua Gage is a cipher in the shadows with a hypnotically calm voice and an ebony-and-steel cane. Joshua, who carries out investigations for the Crown, is equally intrigued. He has a personal interest in Miss Lockwood, a suspected murderer, not to mention a fraudster with claims of psychical powers. The search for her 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 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 them into the clutches of a killer who calls himself the Bone Man.

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Review: The Mystery Woman (Ladies of Lantern Street #2)

User Review  - Arlene Allen - Goodreads

I actually give it 3.5 stars. I love Amanda Quick's fun, breezy paranormal mystery historical romances and the plot was quite good. I just think the characters were meh, somewhat becoming a Quick ... Read full review

Review: The Mystery Woman (Ladies of Lantern Street #2)

User Review  - Bookmom - Goodreads

Someone is looking for Miss Beatrice Lockwood and even killed her friend/boss to get to her. She had been working with a disguise and has to quickly change her career so she won't be noticed. Beatrice ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

Romance writer Jayne Ann Krentz uses the pseudonym Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces. She has written numerous books under this name including Surrender, Scandal, Seduction, Affair, With This Ring, Burning Lamp, and Quicksilver. Krentz was born in 1948 and earned her B.A in History at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and later she obtained a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University. Her title's The Mystery Woman, Otherwise Engaged and Garden of Lies made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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