The Law and the Lady

The Law and the Lady

eBook - 2014
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Three years ago, her husband stood accused of murder -- and the verdict that came in from the jury was the Scottish Verdict, Not Proven. The jury had not evidence enough to convict him -- nor enough to comfortably exonerate him. Eustace could not bear the weight of her discovery; he fled to the continent, to live in anonymity. But Valeria knew her husband, and she loved him. She knew he was innocent, too, with the sort of intuition that guides the lucky flawlessly. And she set out to prove it to the world. * Valeria Woodville is one of English literature's earliest women detectives -- that makes the novel historically remarkable. But it's also a great fun mystery, full of plot and circumsance, and a rogue's gallery of odd Dickensian characters. The Law and the Lady is as remarkable a novel today as it was when it was first published in 1875.
Publisher: [United States] : Start Classics : Made available through hoopla, 2014
ISBN: 9781609774806
1609774809
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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Janice21383
Jan 29, 2015

If you like Collins -- or modern legal thrillers, no-holds-barred grotesques, or intrepid women getting to the bottom of a mystery -- this is the kind of thing you will like. You may be ahead of a 19th century audience re. certain plot twists, but I defy you to predict them all. Receives the steam-punk seal of approval.

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