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Author Rowland, Laura Joh, author.

Title Portrait of peril : a Victorian mystery / Laura Joh Rowland.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Crooked Lane, 2021.
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 95th Street Adult Fiction  F ROWLAND    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult Fiction  F ROWLAND    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Fiction  F ROWLAND    AVAILABLE
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Description 293 pages ; 25 cm.
Series Victorian mysteries
Rowland, Laura Joh. Victorian mysteries ; 05.
Summary "London, October 1890. Crime scene photographer Sarah Bain is overjoyed to marry her beloved Detective Sergeant Barrett--but the wedding takes a sinister turn when the body of a stabbing victim is discovered in the crypt of the church. Not every newlywed couple begins their marriage with a murder investigation, but Sarah and Barrett, along with their friends Lord Hugh Staunton and Mick O'Reilly, take the case. The dead man is Charles Firth, whose profession is "spirit photography"-- photographing the ghosts of the deceased. When Sarah develops the photographs he took in the church, she discovers one with a pale, blurred figure attacking the victim. The city's spiritualist community believes the church is haunted and the figure is a ghost. But Sarah is a skeptic, and she and her friends soon learn that the victim had plenty of enemies in the human world--including a scientist who studies supernatural phenomena, his psychic daughter, and an heiress on a campaign to debunk spiritualism and expose fraudulent mediums. In the tunnels beneath a demolished jail, a ghost-hunting expedition ends with a new murder, and new suspects. While Sarah searches for the truth about both crimes, she travels a dark, twisted path into her own family's sordid history. Her long lost father is the prime suspect in a cold-case murder, and her reunion with him proves that even the most determined skeptic can be haunted by ghosts from the past."--Amazon.
Subject Women photographers -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Legal photography -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Fiction.
Genre Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Mystery fiction.
ISBN 9781643854724 (hardcover)
1643854720 (hardcover)
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