Felicity Carrol and the Murderous Menace
A Felicity Carrol Mystery
by Patricia Marcantonio
Pub Date 11 Feb 2020
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Felicity Carrol is interested in everything--except being a proper young matron of Victorian society. Brilliant and resourceful, Felicity took refuge in science and education after her mother died and her father abandoned her to servants. Now, all he wants is for her to marry into a family of status and money.
Felicity has other ambitions, but her plans shudder to a halt when her mentor is murdered at the British Museum and his priceless manuscript of King Arthur lore is stolen. Tapping into her photographic memory and the latest in the burgeoning field of forensic detection, Felicity launches an investigation. Handsome Scotland Yard Inspector Jackson Davies is also on the case, and finds Felicity as meddlesome as she is intelligent. But when more nobles are murdered and their King Arthur relics stolen, Felicity must journey on her own into the dark underworld of antiquity theft, where she uncovers a motive far more nefarious than simple profit. As the killer sets his sights on a new victim--a charismatic duke who has captured Felicity's imagination--the stakes rise to impossible heights.
Praise for Felicity Carrol and the Perilous Pursuit: “Readers who hunger for more portraits of independent women determined to make their ways in a stultifying society will take the heroine to heart.”
“This new series is off to a good start with a strong, intelligent main character who struggles to overcome the cultural structures of her time. For fans of cozy Victorian mysteries and admirers of Robin Paige, Elizabeth Peters, and Deanna Raybourn.”
"Marcantonio brings her characters to life through vivid storytelling [and] really does an excellent job of keeping her protagonist one step ahead of the reader." —New York Journal of Books
“[Felicity] is a combination of Sherlock Holmes and Indiana Jones...Recommended to those looking for a female superhero out to right wrongs and defy convention to do so.”
—Historical Novels Review
"A must read. It has it all, an intelligent heroine, a compelling plot and plenty of Victorian atmosphere to keep you entertained to the very last page."
—Emily Brightwell, New York Times bestselling author of the Mrs. Jefferies Mysteries
"A smart and likeable heroine, and a story that flies along at a cracking pace."
—Stephen Gallagher, author of The Kingdom of Bones