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The secrets of Wishtide : a Laetitia Rodd mystery, Kate Saunders

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The secrets of Wishtide : a Laetitia Rodd mystery
Title
The secrets of Wishtide
Title remainder
a Laetitia Rodd mystery
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Kate Saunders
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eng
Summary
"Mrs. Laetitia Rodd, aged fifty-two, is the widow of an archdeacon. Living in Hampstead with her confidante and landlady, Mrs. Bentley, who once let rooms to John Keats, Laetitia makes her living as a highly discreet private investigator. Her brother, Frederick Tyson, is a criminal barrister living in the neighboring village of Highgate with his wife and ten children. Frederick finds the cases, and Laetitia solves them using her arch intelligence, her iron discretion, and her immaculate cover as an unsuspecting widow. When Frederick brings to her attention a case involving the son of the well-respected, highly connected Sir James Calderstone, Laetitia sets off for Lincolnshire to take up a position as the family's new governess--quickly making herself indispensable. But the seemingly simple case--looking into young Charles Calderstone's "inappropriate" love interest--soon takes a rather unpleasant turn. And as the family's secrets begin to unfold, Laetitia discovers the Calderstones have more to hide than most. Dickensian in its scope and characters, The Secrets of Wishtide brings nineteenth century society vividly to life and illuminates the effect of Victorian morality on women's lives. Introducing an irresistible new detective, the first book in the Laetitia Rodd Mystery series will enthrall and delight" --
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In 1850 England, 52-year-old Laetitia Rodd finds herself in reduced circumstances after the death of her archdeacon husband. Living with a friend in Hampstead, she pays her bills by occasionally acting as a private investigator for her barrister brother. It's just such a case that sends her to Wishtide, the home of Lord Calderstone in Lincolnshire, to work undercover as a governess and ferret out information about the mysterious fiancée of the nobleman's son -- but before long, she's also trying to solve a murder. This well-plotted 1st entry in a new series features a charming main character and is perfect for readers who'd like a Victorian-era novel with a Golden-Age mystery feel. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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10518689
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YDXCP
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1960-
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Saunders, Kate
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Laetitia Rodd mystery
Series volume
0001
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  • Rodd, Laetitia (Fictitious character)
  • Widows
  • Governesses
  • Private investigators
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The secrets of Wishtide : a Laetitia Rodd mystery, Kate Saunders
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn933590002
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9781632864499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)933590002
Label
The secrets of Wishtide : a Laetitia Rodd mystery, Kate Saunders
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn933590002
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9781632864499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)933590002

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