|Jane and the Stillroom Maid (2000) [Novel]|
by Stephanie Barron
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Series: Jane Austen Mysteries
(From the publisher):
Jane Austen is enjoying August, 1806, among Derbyshire's craggy peaks, sparkling streams, and cavernous gorges. That is, until she discovers the corpse of a young gentleman whose blond curls and delicate features suggest the face of an angel.
More shocking still is the coroner's revelation: the deceased is no man but a maidservant — clad in the garb of her master, Mr. Charles Danforth of Penfolds Hall. Tess Arnold had ruled the stillroom at Penfolds for many years — until she was labeled a witch and dismissed for indiscretion. Was Tess the prey of a madman loose in the hills, or perchance the cast-off impediment to a gentleman's marriage?
Original title: Jane and the Stillroom Maid
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical