The King of the Book

The King of the Book by Brenda W. Clough

The Thrilling Victorian Adventures of the Most Dangerous Woman in Europe
by Brenda Clough
$3.99 (Novel)
ISBN 978-1-61138-942-5

A BVC Original

Marian Halcombe Camlet’s son has run away from his boarding school, and Queen Victoria’s jewels are stolen.

Marian Halcombe Camlet has just given birth to her first son, so it’s not a good time for crisis. But her older stepson has run away from his abusive boarding school. And a fortune in diamonds and pearls, destined for Queen Victoria, has been stolen through the Camlet publication offices. Juggling maternity and parenting within the strict confines of Victorian womanhood, Marian attacks with all her customary vehemence.

PRAISE FOR MARIAN HALCOMBE:

It’s a sequel to The Woman In White – but it’s so much more than that. This is a bodice-ripping yarn, a Victorian melodrama with a modern sensibility, a delightful romp, a thriller and a romance and a comedy of manners all at once. I adored it. – Chaz Brenchley

Brenda Clough’s invincible and endearing Marian Halcombe Camlet easily enters the company of Jane Marple, Miss Maud Silver, Pamela North, and Prudence Ford as a British female sleuth in the mid-1800s. The Marian novels are an absolute joy to read. – Paul S. Piper

A ripping yarn! Thrilling, lushly Victorian, with a dashing heroine who is not even handsome, yet she bags a delightful husband – not without considerable heroic effort and derring-do – and upholds the finest traditions of pure womanhood! (Well… kinda.) – Jennifer Stevenson

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