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The Twelve Thieves of Christmas (Chronicles of a Lady Detective, #5)

The Twelve Thieves of Christmas (Chronicles of a Lady Detective, #5)

by K.B. Owen

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A Christmas bounty of murderers and thieves…


Pinkerton detective Penelope Hamilton is happiest when she's working on a case. This Christmas season of 1887 should be very merry indeed, as she has two.

One seems simple enough—a surveillance job for her estranged husband, Frank, a fellow Pinkerton. The other promises to be much more interesting. How did a society matron's valuable necklace, lent a year before to a friend who was then murdered by a thief, turn up around the neck of a young debutante from Chicago's high society?


All too soon, Pen's inquiries stir up trouble, and now a young mother and child are in harm's way, an assassin is stalking Frank, and a killer claims another victim.

Pen needs more than her trusty lockpicks and derringer this time, so she turns to allies old and new, including an impulsive young society girl, a snoopy housemaid (who's surprisingly good at knots) and, most of all, a distractingly handsome and supposedly reformed jewel thief. 


One thing is clear—she's going to need a Christmas miracle to save them all.

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BN ID: 2940165539633
Publisher: K.B. Owen
Publication date: 09/22/2021
Series: Chronicles of a Lady Detective
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 124,898
File size: 657 KB

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. From there, a second historical mystery series was created, featuring lady Pinkerton detective Penelope Hamilton. 

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