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The Secrets of Wishtide, Kate Saunders

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The Secrets of Wishtide
Title
The Secrets of Wishtide
Statement of responsibility
Kate Saunders
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eng
Summary
Mrs. Laetitia Rodd, aged fifty-two, is the widow of an archdeacon. Living in Hampstead with her confidante and landlady, Mrs. Bentley, who once let rooms to John Keats, Laetitia makes her living as a highly discreet private investigator. Her brother, Frederick Tyson, is a criminal barrister living in the neighboring village of Highgate with his wife and ten children. Frederick finds the cases, and Laetitia solves them using her arch intelligence, her iron discretion, and her immaculate cover as an unsuspecting widow. When Frederick brings to her attention a case involving the son of the well-respected, highly connected Sir James Calderstone, Laetitia sets off for Lincolnshire to take up a position as the family's new governess--quickly making herself indispensable.But the seemingly simple case--looking into young Charles Calderstone's "inappropriate†? love interest--soon takes a rather unpleasant turn. And as the family's secrets begin to unfold, Laetitia discovers the Calderstones have more to hide than most.Dickensian in its scope and characters, The Secrets of Wishtide brings nineteenth century society vividly to life and illuminates the effect of Victorian morality on women's lives. Introducing an irresistible new detective, the first book in the Laetitia Rodd Mystery series will enthrall and delight
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In 1850 England, 52-year-old Laetitia Rodd finds herself in reduced circumstances after the death of her archdeacon husband. Living with a friend in Hampstead, she pays her bills by occasionally acting as a private investigator for her barrister brother. It's just such a case that sends her to Wishtide, the home of Lord Calderstone in Lincolnshire, to work undercover as a governess and ferret out information about the mysterious fiancée of the nobleman's son -- but before long, she's also trying to solve a murder. This well-plotted 1st entry in a new series features a charming main character and is perfect for readers who'd like a Victorian-era novel with a Golden-Age mystery feel. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10518689
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Laetitia Rodd mysteries
Series volume
0001
Target audience
adult
Label
The Secrets of Wishtide, Kate Saunders
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2901068
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unknown
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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ocn958674522
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781632864505
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E5F6CF5B-260B-401B-A19F-FF9250455212
System control number
(OCoLC)958674522
Label
The Secrets of Wishtide, Kate Saunders
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2901068
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn958674522
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781632864505
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E5F6CF5B-260B-401B-A19F-FF9250455212
System control number
(OCoLC)958674522

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