In Milady's Chamber: A John Pickett Mystery

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COMEDY DETECTIVE DRAMA HISTORICAL FICTION MYSTERY ROMANCE

19th Century

Sheri Cobb South

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Summoned to London's Berkeley Square on his first murder investigation, an idealistic young Bow Street Runner finds his task complicated when he's smitten with the dead man's widow, a beautiful aristocrat who happens to be the chief suspect.

Genre

Comedy, Detective, Drama, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Romance,

Short Summary

Idealistic young Bow Street Runner John Pickett must save Julia, Lady Fieldhurst from the gallows when her estranged husband is found dead in her bedchamber, stabbed in the neck with her nail scissors.


Pickett realizes the seemingly nonsensical words overheard in Lady Fieldhurst's bedchamber were misunderstood French, and arrives in Berkeley Square to arrest the French lady's maid--just in time to prevent the murderous maid from strangling her mistress.

Setting

London, 1808

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Quest

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: John Pickett

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Engaging, Funny, Honorable, Insecure, Modest, Strong Moral Code, Underdog, Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Julia, Lady Fieldhurst

Age: 26

Gender: Female

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Desperate, Sophisticated, Beautiful, Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Patrick Colquhoun

Age: 63

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Decisive, Educated, Leader, Outspoken, Confident

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Five Star/Cengage

Year Published: 2006

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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