An old flame…an assassin’s bullet…the event of the season….
Although Penelope Hamilton Wynch doesn’t especially miss her estranged husband, she does yearn for the excitement of the old days, when they worked together on assignments from the Pinkerton Agency. So it is no surprise that, despite their irreconcilable differences, she finds herself agreeing to help him on a case once again. He needs her to infiltrate the household of H.A. Comstock, a wealthy industrial magnate who has been the victim of factory sabotage and an assassination attempt, just as the family is about to sponsor a cotillion for their debutante daughter.
As Pen works the case while dodging her husband’s attempts at reconciliation, she encounters another old flame who is looking more and more like the prime suspect. Pen must resist her renewed feelings for the man, as she races against time to stop the saboteur and would-be assassin before he strikes again.
About the Author
K.B. Owen taught college English at universities in Connecticut and Washington, DC and holds a doctorate in 19th century British literature. A long-time mystery lover, she drew upon her teaching experiences in creating her amateur sleuth, Professor Concordia Wells. Beloved and Unseemly is the fifth book of the series.
Check out K.B.’s book page to learn more about the Concordia Wells mysteries: http://kbowenmysteries.com/books/
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I found this to be an enjoyable read. It's a historical mystery set in 1885 about a lady detective working for Pinkerton. Although it's a novella, the author doesn't leave anything out or have you wondering about the characters or storyline. It's very well written. This is an interesting story that I would recommend to those who like historical mysteries and a good quick read!