"The fifth installment of the series finds Bow Street Runner John Pickett incognito as a gentleman attending Drury Lane Theatre, where a rash of jewel thefts has taken place. Pickett’s magistrate, Mr. Colquhoun, suggests an aristocratic female companion might prevent him from making any glaring faux pas. But the only lady of Pickett’s acquaintance is Julia, Lady Fieldhurst, to whom he is accidentally married and with whom he is hopelessly in love.
Then the theatre catches fire, and Pickett and Julia must escape their box via a harrowing descent down a makeshift rope. When Pickett is struck in the head and rendered unconscious, it is up to Julia to nurse him back to health and discover his attackerand the jewel thiefas well.
About the Author
Sheri Cobb South is the award-winning author of more than twenty novels, including five titles in the John Pickett mystery series as well as several Regency romances, among them the critically acclaimed The Weaver Takes a Wife. A native and longtime resident of Alabama, Sheri recently moved to Loveland, Colorado, with her husband, and now has a stunning view of Long’s Peak from her office window. When she is not writing, she enjoys reading, doing needlework, and singing in her church choir. She is also a sucker for old movie musicals and BBC costume dramas.