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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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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.
Check out K.B.’s book page to learn more about the Concordia Wells mysteries: http://kbowenmysteries.com/books/