Act like a lady, think like a lord / Celeste Connally.
London, 1815. Lady Petra Forsyth makes the shocking proclamation that after losing her beloved fiancé in an accident three years earlier, she announces that she will never marry. Petra, a woman of independent means, sees no reason to cede her wealth and freedom to any man, and instead, 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.
- ISBN: 9781250867551
- ISBN: 125086755X
- Physical Description: 295 pages : map ; 22 cm.
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2023.
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|Genre:||Detective and mystery fiction.
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