Deception's Daughter book. Critics raved about The Conjurer, the first in Cordelia Frances Biddle’s superb historical mystery series. When the daughter of one of Philadelphia’s finest families disappears, Martha Beale becomes the unwilling liaison between the gi Critics raved about The Conjurer, the first in Cordelia Frances Biddle’s superb historical mystery series.
The Martha Beale Mysteries book. Publishers Weekly Deception’s Daughter: Now the guardian of two young children, Martha returns to Philadelphia to find it torn apart by the disappearance of a young heiress and a succession of unsolved robberies. Martha acts as liaison between the mayor’s aide and the missing girl’s parents, but the investigation takes a darker turn as rich and poor alike face a deadly threat.
Cordelia Frances Biddle creates pre-Civil War Philadelphia with all its sights, sounds, and smells. While many mansions remain from colonial days, there also crowded slums and poverty. The shouts of street vendors, wagons with iron clad wheels and horses plodding over cobblestone streets, the bellows and squeals of livestock going to slaughter provide a level of noise our modern ears would find uncomfortable.
An heiress breaks free of social conventions and attempts to solve the mystery of her father's disappearance in 1842 Philadelphia in Cordelia Frances Biddle's first Martha Beale mysteryWhen her father fails to appear for lunch at their country estate, Martha Beale knows something is wrong. The family's faithful dogs discover Lemuel Beale's hunting rifle by the river, but there is no sign of the millionaire financier. Refusing to believe he is dead, his daughter-and sole heir-begins a discreet investigation with the help of the mayor's aide, Thomas Kelman. Deception's Daughter (The Martha Beale Mysteries, 2). Cordelia Frances Biddle.
Cordelia Frances Biddle is the author of the Martha Beale Mystery series. A member of one of Philadelphia’s oldest families, she uses many of her actual ancestors as characters in her historical mysteries. She also cowrote the Nero Blanc Crossword Mystery series with her husband, Steve Zettler, with whom she lives in Philadelphia. Библиографические данные. Deception's Daughter The Martha Beale Mysteries (Том 2). Автор.
Written by Cordelia Frances Biddle, Audiobook narrated by Dara Rosenberg. Philadelphia heiress and amateur sleuth Martha Beale investigates the kidnapping of a society girl on the verge of marriage in Cordelia Frances Biddle's second Martha Beale mystery. Martha Beale, now the guardian of seven-year-old Ella and five-year-old Cai, has just returned to Philadelphia after summering in the country. The children have to begin school, and Martha looks forward to a reunion with Thomas Kelman, even though she isn't sure where their relationship stands. But a string of robberies is plaguing the city and the nineteen-year-old daughter of one of Philadelphia's.
Deception's Daughter. View More by This Author. This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Philadelphia heiress and amateur sleuth Martha Beale investigates the kidnapping of a society girl on the verge of marriage in Cordelia Frances Biddle’s second Martha Beale mystery. The children have to begin school, and Martha looks forward to a reunion with Thomas Kelman, even though.
The Martha Beale Novels Have Been Released in E-book Format by Open Road. Intrigue, passion and murder surround the mysterious disappearance of Philadelphia financier, Lemuel Beale, in the winter of 1842. Purportedly a victim of accidental drowning, Beale’s legacy is a sinister web of political and financial machinations, and a troubling relationship with his daughter and only child. Deception’s Daughter. When the daughter of one of Philadelphia's finest families disappears, Martha Beale once more joins forces with her secret beau, Thomas Kelman, to track the heiress. But what appears to be a kidnapping takes a darker turn and complex clues implicate rich and poor alike - from the outlying Blockley House for the homeless, with its thin walls and hungry inhabitants, to the odor-laden bawdy house of Madam Kat, to the elegantly furnished drawing rooms (and bedrooms) of the wealthy. by Biddle, Cordelia Frances. Publication date 2008. Topics Young women, Upper class, Kidnapping. A Martha Beale mystery"-Jacket.