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The Resource Lady of Ashes

Lady of Ashes

Label
Lady of Ashes
Title
Lady of Ashes
Statement of responsibility
Christine Trent
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Language
eng
Summary
Only a woman with an iron backbone could succeed as an undertaker in Victorian London, but Violet Morgan takes great pride in her trade. While her husband, Graham, is preoccupied with elevating their station in society, Violet is cultivating a sterling reputation for Morgan Undertaking. She is empathetic, well-versed in funeral fashions, and comfortable with death's role in life--until its chilling rattle comes knocking on her own front door.Violet's peculiar but happy life soon begins to unravel as Graham becomes obsessed with his own demons and all but abandons her as he plans a vengeful scheme. And the solace she's always found in her work evaporates like a departing soul when she suspects that some of the deceased she's dressed have been murdered. When Graham's plotting leads to his disappearance, Violet takes full control of the business and is commissioned for an undertaking of royal proportions. But she's certain there's a killer lurking in the London fog, and the next funeral may be her own. Equal parts courage, compassion, and intrigue, Christine Trent tells an unrestrained tale of love and loss in the rigidly decorous world of Victorian society. Praise for the novels of Christine Trent"Genuinely engrossing. . .with a rare Regency heroine who loves her work and does it well." Publishers Weekly on By the King's Design"Exuberant, sparkling, beguiling. . .brims with Dickensian gusto!" --Barbara Kyle, author of The Queen's Lady on The Queen's Dollmaker"Winningly original. . .glittering with atmospheric detail!" --Leslie Carroll, author of Royal Affairs on The Queen's Dollmaker
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In 1861 London, Violet Morgan is struggling to establish a good reputation for the undertaking business that her husband has largely abandoned. She provides comfort for the grieving, advises them on funeral fashion and etiquette, and arranges funerals. Unbeknownst to his wife, Graham, who has nursed a hatred of America since his grandfather soldiered for Great Britain in the War of 1812, becomes involved in a scheme to sell arms to the South. Meanwhile, Violet receives the commission of a lifetime: undertaking the funeral for a friend of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. But her position remains precarious, especially when Graham disappears and she begins investigating a series of deaths among the poor. And the closer she gets to the truth, the greater the danger for them both
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10169939
Cataloging source
BT
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Trent, Christine
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Series statement
Lady of Ashes historical mystery series
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Lady of Ashes
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:ad4866d5-0695-4b70-92c6-a3058167d543
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780758286154
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Lady of Ashes
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ad4866d5-0695-4b70-92c6-a3058167d543
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780758286154
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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