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A Most Dangerous Woman

(2007)
(The first book in the Sarah Tanner series)
A novel by

 
 
Lee Jackson returns with a new lady detective, in the first of a gripping series set in 1850s London.

When the mysterious Sarah Tanner opens her Dining and Coffee Rooms on the corner of Leather Lane and Liquorpond Street, her arrival amongst the poor market traders creates a stir. Few doubt that she has a past, but no one can possibly predict how it will return to haunt her. When an old friend is brutally murdered by the unlikeliest of assailants, Sarah Tanner is the only witness. Unable to turn to the police, she reluctantly finds herself drawn back into the dark underworld of the Victorian metropolis.

Assisted by unlikely friends, dogged by the criminal machinations of the greatest gamester, felon, villain, swindler, and scoundrel in London, she must unravel a web of treachery and deceit that takes her from the gaming hells of Regent Street to the suburban heights of Upper Holloway, from the slums of St. Giles to the fast-flowing waters of the Thames. Relying on her wits and trading on her past, Sarah Tanner risks gambling her own life upon a desperate quest for justice and vengeance.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Lee Jackson's A Most Dangerous Woman

Hardback Editions

April 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Most Dangerous Woman
Author(s): L M Jackson
ISBN: 0-434-01552-0 / 978-0-434-01552-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
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Paperback Editions

February 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Most Dangerous Woman: (Sarah Tanner 1)
Author(s): L M Jackson
ISBN: 0-09-949839-1 / 978-0-09-949839-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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Audio Editions

February 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Most Dangerous Woman
Author(s): L M Jackson
Publisher: Random House Audio Go
Availability: Amazon