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Heiress and amateur detective Felicity Carrol makes a perilous journey to apprehend a notorious murderer who has terrorized England--and now continues his vicious killing spree across the pond.
Felicity Carrol would rather be doing just about anything other than attending balls or seeking a husband. What she really wants to do is continue her work using the latest forensic methods and her photographic memory to help London police bring murderers to justice, so when her friend, Scotland Yard Inspector Jackson Davies, weak from injury, discovers a murder in a wild mining town in Montana that echoes the terrible crimes in England, Felicity decides to go herself.
In Placer, Montana, her first obstacle is handsome lawman Thomas Pike, who uses his intuition as much as his Colt in keeping law and order in this unruly town. When the murderer strikes again, Felicity begins to suspect Davies is correct: Jack the Ripper has come to America. Felicity sets out to find the killer in a town chock full of secrets, shadows, and suspects, but as the body count rises, this intrepid sleuth faces her most dangerous adversary yet--and discovers that not all killers are as they seem.
In Marcantonio's entrancing sequel, set in 1889, to 2019's Felicity Carrol and the Perilous Pursuit, wealthy heiress Felicity has put her family's fortunes to philanthropic use, establishing a foundation to help the impoverished children of London's East End. Scotland Yarder Jackson Davies, who became impressed with Felicity's intellect and dedication to justice after her investigations in the previous book, falls ill after learning of the murder of a streetwalker, Lily Rawlins, in a Montana mining town that he fears is the work of Jack the Ripper. Having failed to catch the Ripper, Jackson considers himself responsible for Lily's death. With Jackson's encouragement, Felicity heads to the U.S. to track down the culprit, who she thinks may indeed be the Ripper. Despite the alliterative title, this is no genteel cozy, as the author doesn't shy from vivid descriptions of the harsh life of prostitutes. Fans of Laurie King and Jacqueline Winspear will be thrilled by this capable, independent female protagonist.