The Girl at Rosewood Hall

cover girl at rosewood hallA Lady Jane Mystery by Annis Bell and Edwin Miles (Sep 1, 2015)

On his death bed, Lord Pembroke took great care to try to ensure the future of his beautiful, unconventional niece, Lady Jane. Her debutante ball featured the most eligible bachelors of London society. But when the night of the dance arrives, things do not go as planned.

To escape the superficial drama of the party, Jane seeks refuge in the garden of Rosewood Hall, where she discovers a gravely injured girl. With her last breath, the child beseeches Jane to find another girl, Mary, and to save her from the same fate she has suffered. Lady Jane vows to fulfill this final wish, a promise that will entangle her in a dangerous intrigue and take her from the safety of home to the hard streets of London. With the faded inscription in a tattered novel as her only physical clue, Jane sets out to investigate the region’s orphanages and infiltrate London’s most elegant homes. Can she save young Mary from a swiftly approaching doom?

 

THE GIRL AT ROSEWOOD HALL is the first in the Lady Jane series. The book follows Lady Jane Allen as she investigates the death of a mysterious girl whom Jane discovered in the garden of Rosewood Hall. With her last breath, the child beseeches Jane to find another girl, Mary, and to save her from the same fate she has suffered. Lady Jane vows to fulfill this final wish, a promise that will entangle her in a dangerous intrigue and take her from the safety of home to the hard streets of London. With the faded inscription in a tattered novel as her only physical clue, Jane sets out to investigate the region’s orphanages and infiltrate London’s most elegant homes.

Jane finds a companion in her newly wed husband, the enigmatic Captain Wescott. A man with many secrets but devoted to his far too energetic wife. From the drawing rooms of Rosewood Hall to the moors of Devon and the bleak coasts of Cornwall, her dangerous search takes Jane to gloomy orphanages and the luxurious ambience of Victorian London. Where not everything is as it seems …

In the second book of the series THE BLACK ORCHID Lady Jane will be drawn into a mysterious case of murder and betrayal, set in a gloomy country house in Northumberland.

Reviews:
The Girl at Rosewood Hall is Murder, She Wrote meets Downton Abbey. It’s a marriage plot and a murder mystery combined, calling to mind Agatha Christie’s Tuppence and quickly cementing Lady Jane as my new favourite sleuth. She’s clever, curious and charming, and from our first meeting she struck me as a true friend.
I was hooked from the opening scene as we fled Lady Jane’s debutante ball to seek a moment’s peace in the greenhouse. We simply cannot ignore a desperate girl’s dying wish! Can that musty old book the girl gave Jane in the greenhouse help us prevent another tragedy? I was whisked off my chair, taken by carriage to tea in the salons of London’s gentry, off to the country to stately manor houses, and, knife tucked in my skirts, I raced on foot through the gritty alleys and back entrances used both by servants and the criminal underworld of Victorian England, fighting for the underdog by Lady Jane’s side.
Lady Jane seizes every opportunity to investigate the case of the girl at Rosewood Hall, sticking her nose in where it doesn’t belong and winning allies and enemies at every turn. Look out, high society: you may no longer be untouchable.
Gabriella Page-Fort, Editor

 

AJOOBACATS BLOG:“Jane and Captain Wescott make a good team and mutually compliment each other in the intrigues and investigations Jane is determined to undertake. If all that isn’t enough to entice you to read this book then Jane’s pet great dane, Rufus definitely steals the show.“