Do you ever really know your family?
In the 1880s a sixth daughter learns not to ask for much, even if she's the daughter of an earl. Even if she married the richest man in her corner of Sussex. Even if she's now a widow with a splendid Georgian mansion.
Lady Helena Whitcombe is still trying to adjust to widowhood and reconcile her family loyalties with her desires when her artist sister Odelia makes a startling suggestion. Why not make her mark on the house that's now all hers, by commissioning a magnificent work of art from one of London's most celebrated painters?
Lady Odelia invites Helena into the seductive world of medieval fantasies and fairy tales she has inhabited since Helena was a child. But when a shocking series of events exposes the destructive reality of a great artist's unusual lifestyle, Helena and her lady's maid Guttridge are called on to help—or is it to interfere?
Looming danger, the risk of scandal, and competing loyalties force Helena to re-evaluate her relationship with the sister she's always loved the most.
What is Lady Odelia's secret? Find out in this gripping continuation of the Scott-De Quincy Mysteries, a story that blends mystery and historical detail with Downton Abbey-style saga as the truths about Helena's aristocratic family unfold. Read it now before the secret gets out!
Go Lady Helena!
The sequel to ‘Lady Helena Investigates’ was well worth the wait! I really enjoyed seeing Lady Helena grow in independence, her close relationship with Gutteridge, her maid, and of course the rest of the Scott-de Quincy family. Jane Steen captures both Victorian London and small village life in Sussex so convincingly, that I would like to stay there forever! The attraction between Helena and Armand Fortier is intriguing, despite moving at a snail’s pace, however, they are both constrained by the social strictures of the time. I cannot wait for the next mystery in the series!