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Murder on Black Swan Lane

(2017)
(The first book in the Wrexford & Sloane Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
In Regency London, an unconventional scientist and a fearless female artist team up to trap a cold-hearted killer: “Thoroughly enjoyable” (Deanna Raybourn, New York Times–bestselling author).
 
The Earl of Wrexford possesses a brilliant scientific mind, but boredom and pride lead him to reckless behavior. So when pompous, pious Reverend Josiah Holworthy publicly condemns him for debauchery, Wrexford unsheathes his rapier-sharp wit and strikes back. As their war of words escalates, London’s most popular satirical cartoonist, A.J. Quill, skewers them both. But then the clergyman is found slain in a church—his face burned by chemicals, his throat slashed ear to ear—and Wrexford finds himself the chief suspect.
 
An artist in her own right, Charlotte Sloane has secretly slipped into the persona of her late husband, using his nom de plume, A.J. Quill. When Wrexford discovers her true identity, she fears it will be her undoing. But he has a proposal—use her sources to unveil the clergyman’s clandestine involvement in questionable scientific practices, and unmask the real murderer. Soon Lord Wrexford and the mysterious Mrs. Sloane plunge into a dangerous shadow world hidden among London’s intellectual enclaves to trap a cunning adversary—before they fall victim to the next experiment in villainy . . .
 
“Sharp, engaging characters, rich period detail, and a compellingly twisty plot, Andrea Penrose delivers a winner.” —Deanna Raybourn, New York Times–bestselling author
 
“Fans of C.S. Harris take note! A riveting ride through Regency London, from the slums of St. Giles, to the mansions of Mayfair.” —Lauren Willig, New York Times–bestselling author
 
“Historical chemistry meets alchemy . . . A delight of a book.&rdquo

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"Thoroughly enjoyable . . . with sharp, engaging characters, rich period detail, and a compellingly twisty plot, Andrea Penrose delivers a winner . . . fans of C.S. Harris and Kate Ross will be rooting for Charlotte Sloane and the Earl of Wrexford. Devilishly good fun!" - Deanna Raybourn

"Fans of C.S. Harris take note! In this new, Regency-set mystery series, the artist Charlotte Sloane and the scientist Earl of Wrexford are the perfect mismatched pair of sleuths. A riveting ride through Regency London, from the slums of St. Giles, to the mansions of Mayfair." - Lauren Willig


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Used availability for Andrea Penrose's Murder on Black Swan Lane

Hardback Editions

May 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Murder on Black Swan Lane (Center Point Large Print: Wrexford & Sloane)
Author(s): Andrea Penrose
ISBN: 1-68324-778-7 / 978-1-68324-778-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sterling Mystery Series
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June 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Murder on Black Swan Lane (A Wrexford & Sloane Mystery)
Author(s): Andrea Penrose
ISBN: 1-4967-1077-0 / 978-1-4967-1077-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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Paperback Editions

February 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Murder on Black Swan Lane (A Wrexford & Sloane Mystery)
Author(s): Andrea Penrose
ISBN: 1-4967-1334-6 / 978-1-4967-1334-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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Audio Editions

June 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Murder on Black Swan Lane (Wrexford & Sloane Mystery, 1)
Author(s): Andrea Penrose
ISBN: 1-68168-613-9 / 978-1-68168-613-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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June 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Murder on Black Swan Lane
Author(s): Andrea Penrose
Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
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June 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Murder on Black Swan Lane
Author(s): Andrea Penrose
Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

June 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Murder on Black Swan Lane (A Wrexford & Sloane Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Andrea Penrose
Publisher: Kensington Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU