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Nocturne for a Widow (Sybil Ingram Victorian Mysteries book 1)

Nocturne for a Widow (Sybil Ingram Victorian Mysteries book 1)

by Amanda DeWees

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The ghost may be the least of her problems...

Vivacious actress Sybil Ingram looks forward to a life of security when she leaves the theater in 1873 to marry a wealthy American. But when he dies on their wedding night, she finds herself a penniless widow. Her only legacy is Brooke House, a Gothic revival manor in the wilds of the Hudson River Valley. However, the eerie mansion comes with two tenants. One is a hostile ghost. The second, and far worse, is former violinist Roderick Brooke--the most insolent, dangerous, maddeningly gorgeous man she's ever met.

As Sybil and Roderick engage in a battle of wills--and wits--an even greater threat arises: the mysterious queen of local society, Mrs. Lavinia Dove. For reasons that Sybil can't imagine, Mrs. Dove is determined to have Brooke House and Roderick for herself... if necessary, by deadly means.

Nocturne for a Widow is a brilliant fusion of cozy mystery, romantic comedy, and romantic suspense, perfect for readers who love Victorian women sleuths like Anna Lee Huber's Lady Darby, Penny Richards's Lilly Long, Deanna Raybourn's Lady Julia Grey, and Elizabeth Peters's Amelia Peabody. And be sure to explore Sybil's continuing adventures in The Last Serenade, book 2 in the Sybil Ingram Victorian Mysteries series, now available.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940150276178
Publisher: Amanda DeWees
Publication date: 11/12/2014
Series: Sybil Ingram Victorian Mysteries , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 100,697
File size: 848 KB

About the Author

In her former life in academia, Atlanta author Amanda DeWees studied 19th-century vampire literature. Now she writes Victorian gothic romance, mystery, the occasional ghost story, and (coming soon) Victorian vampire romance. Her novels include With This Curse, which won the 2015 Daphne du Maurier Award for historical mystery/suspense. Visit her website,, to learn more about Amanda and her books.

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