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Deception's Daughter

(2008)
(The second book in the Martha Beale Mystery series)
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Critics raved about The Conjurer, the first in Cordelia Frances Biddle's superb historical mystery series. Now Philadelphian heiress Martha Beale is back in a second thrilling installment laced with fast-paced intrigue and exquisite period detail.

When the daughter of one of Philadelphia's finest families disappears, Martha Beale becomes the unwilling liaison between the girl's aloof and aristocratic parents and Thomas Kelman, Martha's secret beau, who is overseeing the investigation.

What appears to be a kidnapping, however, takes a darker turn, and complex clues implicate rich and poor alike. It is up to Martha and Kelman to unravel the diabolical plot--and the painful disparity of their social classes--as they struggle to unmask the killer.

As in The Conjurer, Cordelia Frances Biddle's elegant and evocative prose brings to vibrant life mid-nineteenth-century Philadelphia. Deception's Daughter is a stunning sequel from a multitalented crime writer.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Cordelia Frances Biddle's Deception's Daughter

Hardback Editions

August 2008 : Hardback
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Title: Deception's Daughter (Martha Beale Mysteries)
Author(s): Cordelia Frances Biddle
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Deception's Daughter (Martha Beale)
Author(s): Cordelia Frances Biddle
ISBN: 0-312-35247-6 / 978-0-312-35247-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

July 2009 : USA Paperback

Title: Deception's Daughter
Author(s): Cordelia Frances Biddle
ISBN: 0-312-56516-X / 978-0-312-56516-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Audio Editions

May 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Deception's Daughter
Author(s): Cordelia Frances Biddle
ISBN: 1-79973-640-7 / 978-1-79973-640-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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August 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Deception's Daughter (Martha Beale)
Author(s): Cordelia Frances Biddle
ISBN: 1-5318-0536-1 / 978-1-5318-0536-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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September 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Deception's Daughter
Author(s): Cordelia Frances Biddle
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Deception's Daughter
Author(s): Cordelia Frances Biddle
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Deception's Daughter (The Martha Beale Mysteries Book 2)
Author(s): Cordelia Frances Biddle
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
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