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The Sign of Death

(2021)
(The second book in the Victorian Mystery series)
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USA Today bestselling author Callie Hutton returns with her second Victorian Book Club mystery, in which Lady Amy and Lord William sleuth the death of a teetotaler who took a fatal dunk in the drink.

Bath, England, 1891. Mr. James Harding was a lot of things--businessman, well-to-do, probable scoundrel--but a drinker he most assuredly was not. So when Harding is believed to have drunkenly fallen to his death into the icy River Avon, Lord William Wethington is immediately suspicious. Finding Lord William's name on a letter in the victim's pocket, the local constabulary summons William to identify the victim. Police detectives learn that William had been one of Harding's business clients--and undoubtedly not the only client the dead man had cheated.
William entreats Lady Amy Lovell, a fellow member of the Mystery Book Club of Bath, to help him deduce what really happened to the late Mr. Harding. Lady Amy, a celebrated mystery author herself, once called on William to help her solve a real-life mystery, and now she fully intends to return the favor. But it won't be easy.
Practically every one of Harding's many clients had ample reason to want to do him in. And there's precious little time to narrow down the list: William and Amy soon become prime suspects themselves when the police discover them ruffling through files in Harding's house. Lady Amy will have to be as clever as her characters if she's to save William from the gallows...and herself from Harding's real killer.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"[A] lively and entertaining mystery." - Victoria Abbott


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Hardback Editions

April 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sign of Death: A Victorian Book Club Mystery
Author(s): Callie Hutton
ISBN: 1-64385-582-4 / 978-1-64385-582-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sign of Death: A Victorian Book Club Mystery
Author(s): Callie Hutton
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU