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The Death of a Dowager

(2013)
(The second book in the Jane Eyre Chronicles series)
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In her classic tale, Charlotte Bront introduced readers to the strong willed and intelligent Jane Eyre. The Jane Eyre Chronicles pick up where Bront left off, with Jane married to her beloved Edward Rochester and mother to a young son. But Jane soon finds herself having to protect those she loves...

When the roof caves in at their country home, Ferndean, Jane and Edward accept an invitation from their friend Lucy Brayton to stay with her in London while repairs are being made. Jane is reluctant to abandon their peaceful life in the countryside, but Edward's damaged vision has grown worse. She hopes that time in the capital will buoy his spirits and give him the chance to receive treatment from a renowned oculist.

Once in London, the Rochesters accompany Lucy to the Italian Opera House, where they encounter Dowager Lady Ingram, who had once hoped for Edward to wed her daughter, Blanche - and who's still rankled by his subsequent marriage to Jane. In front of a group of society people, the aging dowager delivers a vicious social drubbing to Jane, enraging both Edward and Lucy. In an attempt to rebuild good will, Jane and Lucy decide to speak to the Dowager in private. But the visit is cut short when the Dowager drops dead before their shocked eyes. The police suspect foul play, and Lucy stands accused of murder - unless Jane can clear her friend's name...

Genre: Historical Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Paperback Editions

April 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Death of a Dowager (The Jane Eyre Chronicles)
Author(s): Joanna Campbell Slan
ISBN: 0-425-25351-1 / 978-0-425-25351-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Death of a Dowager (The Jane Eyre Chronicles)
Author(s): Joanna Campbell Slan
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA