A Flaw in the Blood

A Flaw in the Blood

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Random House, Inc.
The acclaimed author of the bestselling Jane Austen mysteries brings rich historical immediacy to an enthralling new suspense novel centered around Queen Victoria’s troubled court…and a secret so dangerous, it could topple thrones.

Windsor Castle, 1861. For the second time in over twenty years, Irish barrister Patrick Fitzgerald has been summoned by the Queen. The first time, he’d been a zealous young legal clerk, investigating what appeared to be a murderous conspiracy against her. Now he is a distinguished gentleman at the top of his profession. And the Queen is a woman in the grip of fear. For on this chilly night, her beloved husband, Prince Albert, lies dying.

With her future clouded by grief, Fitzgerald can’t help but notice the Queen is curiously preoccupied with the past. Yet why, and how he can help, is unclear. His bewilderment deepens when the royal coach is violently overturned, nearly killing him and his brilliant young ward, Dr. Georgiana Armistead, niece of the late Dr. Snow, a famed physician who’d attended none other than Her Majesty.

Fitzgerald is sure of one thing: the Queen’s carriage was not attacked at random—it was a carefully chosen target. But was it because he rode in it? Fitzgerald won’t risk dying in order to find out. He’ll leave London and take Georgiana with him—if they can get out alive. For soon the pair find themselves hunted. Little do they know they each carry within their past hidden clues to a devastating royal secret…one they must untangle if they are to survive.

From the streets of London to the lush hills of Cannes, from the slums of St. Giles to the gilded halls of Windsor Castle, A Flaw in the Blood delivers a fascinating tale of pursuit, and the artful blend of period detail and electrifying intrigue that only the remarkable Stephanie Barron can devise.

Baker & Taylor
Irish barrister Patrick Fitzgerald has been summoned by the Queen, a woman in the grip of fear. Her beloved husband, Prince Albert, lies dying. When the royal coach is violently overturned, nearly killing him and his brilliant young ward, Dr. Georgiana Armistead, niece of the late Dr. Snow, a famed physician who'd attended none other than Her Majesty, he suspects they each may carry within their past hidden clues to a devastating royal secret.--From publisher description.

Blackwell North Amer
Windsor Castle, 1861. For the second time in over twenty years, Irish barrister Patrick Fitzgerald has been summoned by the Queen. The first time, he'd been a zealous young legal clerk, investigating what appeared to be a murderous conspiracy against her. Now he is a distinguished gentleman at the top of his profession. And the Queen is a woman in the grip of fear. For on this chilly night, her beloved husband, Prince Albert, lies dying.
With her future clouded by grief, Fitzgerald can't help but notice the Queen is curiously preoccupied with the past. Yet why, and how he can help, is unclear. His bewilderment deepens when the royal coach is violently overturned, nearly killing him and his brilliant young ward, Dr. Georgiana Armistead, niece of the late Dr. Snow, a famed physician who'd attended none other than Her Majesty.
Fitzgerald is sure of one thing: the Queen's carriage was not attacked at random - it was a carefully chosen target. But was it because he rode in it? Fitzgerald won't risk dying in order to find out. He'll leave London and take Georgiana with him - if they can get out alive. For soon the pair find themselves hunted. Little do they know they each carry within their past hidden clues to a devastating royal secret...one they must untangle if they are to survive.

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& Taylor

With Prince Albert dying of typhoid, Queen Victoria summons Irish barrister Patrick Fitzgerald to Windsor, a request that results in his beautiful ward narrowly escaping a murder attempt and leads him to believe that dark secrets threaten the queen's troubled court.
With Prince Albert, the Queen's Consort, dying of typhoid, Queen Victoria summons Irish barrister Patrick Fitzgerald to Windsor, a request that results in his beautiful ward narrowly escaping a murder attempt, the ransacking of his chambers, and the death of another young girl and leads him to believe that dark secrets and intrigues threaten the queen's troubled court. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2008
ISBN: 9780553805246
055380524X
Branch Call Number: FIC BAR
Characteristics: 289 p. :,geneal. table ;,24 cm.

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samdog123 May 03, 2008

A very good Victorian mystery. If you haven't read Stephanie Barron's Jane Austen mystery series, try it, you'll like it!

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