ACT Like a Lady, Think Like a Lord: A Mystery Celeste Connally

ACT Like a Lady, Think Like a Lord: A Mystery

Author: Celeste Connally
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Book Title
ACT Like a Lady, Think Like a Lord: A Mystery
Author
Celeste Connally
ISBN
9781250867551
Bridgerton meets Agatha Christie in Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Lord, a dazzling first entry in a captivating new Regency-era mystery series with a feminist spin from Celeste Connally.London, 1815. Lady Petra Forsyth, daughter of the Earl of Holbrook, has made a shocking proclamation. After losing her beloved fiancé in an accident three years earlier, she announces in front of London's loosest lips that she will never marry. A woman of independent means--and rather independent ways--Petra sees no reason to cede her wealth and freedom to any man now that the love of her life is gone. Instead, she plans to continue enjoying the best of society without any expectations. But when ballroom gossip suggests that a longtime friend has died of a fit due to her "melancholia" while in the care of a questionable physician, Petra vows to use her status to dig deeper--uncovering a private asylum where men pay to have their wives and daughters locked away, or worse. Just as Petra has reason to believe her friend is alive, a shocking murder proves more danger is afoot than she thought. And the more determined Lady Petra becomes in uncovering the truth, the more her own headstrong actions and desire for independence are used against her, putting her own freedom--and possibly her life--in jeopardy.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Celeste ConnallyPublisher: Minotaur BooksPublished: 11/14/2023ISBN: 9781250867551Pages: 304Weight: 1.00lbsSize: 8.25h x 5.38w x 1.00dReview Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 06/01/2023 pg. 3Publishers Weekly 08/28/2023Booklist 10/01/2023 pg. 28Kirkus Reviews 10/01/2023

Bridgerton meets Agatha Christie in Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Lord, a dazzling first entry in a captivating new Regency-era mystery series with a feminist spin from Celeste Connally.

London, 1815
. Lady Petra Forsyth, daughter of the Earl of Holbrook, has made a shocking proclamation. After losing her beloved fiancé in an accident three years earlier, she announces in front of London's loosest lips that she will never marry. A woman of independent means--and rather independent ways--Petra sees no reason to cede her wealth and freedom to any man now that the love of her life is gone. Instead, she plans to continue enjoying the best of society without any expectations.

But when ballroom gossip suggests that a longtime friend has died of a fit due to her "melancholia" while in the care of a questionable physician, Petra vows to use her status to dig deeper--uncovering a private asylum where men pay to have their wives and daughters locked away, or worse. Just as Petra has reason to believe her friend is alive, a shocking murder proves more danger is afoot than she thought. And the more determined Lady Petra becomes in uncovering the truth, the more her own headstrong actions and desire for independence are used against her, putting her own freedom--and possibly her life--in jeopardy.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Celeste Connally
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Published: 11/14/2023
ISBN: 9781250867551
Pages: 304
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 8.25h x 5.38w x 1.00d

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 06/01/2023 pg. 3
Publishers Weekly 08/28/2023
Booklist 10/01/2023 pg. 28
Kirkus Reviews 10/01/2023

Bridgerton meets Agatha Christie in Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Lord, a dazzling first entry in a captivating new Regency-era mystery series with a feminist spin from Celeste Connally.

London, 1815
. Lady Petra Forsyth, daughter of the Earl of Holbrook, has made a shocking proclamation. After losing her beloved fiancé in an accident three years earlier, she announces in front of London's loosest lips that she will never marry. A woman of independent means--and rather independent ways--Petra sees no reason to cede her wealth and freedom to any man now that the love of her life is gone. Instead, she plans to continue enjoying the best of society without any expectations.

But when ballroom gossip suggests that a longtime friend has died of a fit due to her "melancholia" while in the care of a questionable physician, Petra vows to use her status to dig deeper--uncovering a private asylum where men pay to have their wives and daughters locked away, or worse. Just as Petra has reason to believe her friend is alive, a shocking murder proves more danger is afoot than she thought. And the more determined Lady Petra becomes in uncovering the truth, the more her own headstrong actions and desire for independence are used against her, putting her own freedom--and possibly her life--in jeopardy.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Celeste Connally
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Published: 11/14/2023
ISBN: 9781250867551
Pages: 304
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 8.25h x 5.38w x 1.00d

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 06/01/2023 pg. 3
Publishers Weekly 08/28/2023
Booklist 10/01/2023 pg. 28
Kirkus Reviews 10/01/2023