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City of Secrets

City of Secrets Con artist Elizabeth Miles has determined that Society is the biggest con of all So far Elizabeth s only real social success has been with Priscilla Knight Priscilla is a dedicated suffragist who was

  • Title: City of Secrets
  • Author: Victoria Thompson
  • ISBN: 0451491610
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Con artist Elizabeth Miles has determined that Society is the biggest con of all So far, Elizabeth s only real social success has been with Priscilla Knight Priscilla is a dedicated suffragist who was recently widowed for the second time in her young life Her beloved first husband, DeForrest Jenks, died in a tragic accident and left her with two young daughters and a co Con artist Elizabeth Miles has determined that Society is the biggest con of all So far, Elizabeth s only real social success has been with Priscilla Knight Priscilla is a dedicated suffragist who was recently widowed for the second time in her young life Her beloved first husband, DeForrest Jenks, died in a tragic accident and left her with two young daughters and a comfortable fortune Soon after his death, her pastor convinced her she needed a man to look after her Before she knew it, he had engineered a whirlwind courtship and hasty marriage to fellow parishioner Endicott Knight Less than nine months later, Endicott is also dead in a somewhat less tragic and even suspicious accident.Priscilla confides to Elizabeth that she had understood Endicott was wealthy in his own right, and she had brought a sizeable fortune to the marriage as well Now her banker is telling her she has hardly any money left and that her house has been mortgaged The banker has hinted at a scandal that could damage the family s reputation and her daughters future prospects Fearing destructive gossip, Priscilla doesn t know whom to trust.Elizabeth discovers some unsavory evidence that seems to point to the possibility that Endicott s death may have been connected to blackmail To save her new friend s future, Elizabeth must use her special set of skills to find the truth Get A Copy Kindle Store UKOnline StoresAudibleBarnes Nobl

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    1. Victoria Thompson

      Victoria Thompson is the author of the Edgar and Agatha nominated Gaslight Mystery series She was nominated for an Edgar Allen Poe Award from Mystery Writers of America in 2001, and in 2012 she received a Career Achievement Award in Mystery Writing from RT Magazine Her last five books were nominated for an Agatha Award She also contributed to the award winning writing textbook MANY GENRES ONE Victoria Thompson is the author of the Edgar and Agatha nominated Gaslight Mystery series She was nominated for an Edgar Allen Poe Award from Mystery Writers of America in 2001, and in 2012 she received a Career Achievement Award in Mystery Writing from RT Magazine Her last five books were nominated for an Agatha Award She also contributed to the award winning writing textbook MANY GENRES ONE CRAFT and authored a short story for the anthology, SHERLOCK HOLMES IN AMERICA In her previous life, Victoria Thompson was the bestselling author of twenty historical romances She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in 2012, where she has been a mentor and lecturer for 16 years I became enchanted by New York City, and Greenwich Village in particular, while one of my daughters attended NYU s Tisch School of the Arts After reading many books about the village, and spending many pleasant hours dining, shopping, and just wandering the streets, I was permanently hooked Victoria Thompson is has also written 20 historical romances

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    1. New favorite author An 1920 s crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series I was totally absorbed in it.Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character She is a con artist with a big heart She learned her grifter ways from her father and has spent some time in jail with some fellow suffragettes She has fallen for Gideon Bates, the most honest and slightly uptight lawyer in town.Elizabeth and Gideon get involved and tangled u New fa [...]


    2. Secrets and blackmale and liesoh my A compelling and engaging story from first page to last this was a well crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can definitely be read as a standalone although I might go back and read the first to get some of the backstory on these marvelous characters.The strength of the story I felt was in these captivating, charming, and q Secrets and bla [...]


    3. 4 real as in, not counterfeit stars to City of Secrets Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist Her only friend is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage On her second marriage, Priscilla s husband has died in a suspicious accident Truth be told, her first husband died in an accident, too Priscilla brought her own money into the second marriage thanks to the benefits from her first however, all she owns is in jeopardy when a b 4 real as in, not c [...]


    4. I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back and I was a bit star struck and fangirly see my blog post for photos I adore the Gaslight Mystery series highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery and was so excited to begin reading the second book in her latest series.Victoria Thompson is a sure thing when you re looking for some witty and delicious historical fiction Her characters are authentic and strong, and she always ha I am a hu [...]


    5. This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled Counterfeit Lady I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty of wanting to cheat others as the Miles clan is.I enjoyed the first book and am glad to continue on with the second Thompson weaves a story around real historical events In this book the reader is introduced t This is [...]


    6. This book has it all murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge It s early 1918 in the city of New York US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe Regarding the candlestick telephone of 1904, the jury is still out on whether it s a helpful or annoying communication instrument Only time will tell Then of course, there s The Woman Suffrage Movement where recently many women marched on the White House and found themselves thrown in jailMeanwhile, Elizabeth Miles, o This bo [...]


    7. Elizabeth Miles is attempting to give up her former life as the female in a group of conmen and fit into high society in order to prepare for her marriage to young lawyer Gideon Bates Part of that involves attending church on Sundays, and it is at church that she has met Priscilla, a recent widow who is one of the few people Elizabeth considers a friend in her new life One day Priscilla comes to Elizabeth for help since she has just learned that her recently deceased second husband has left he E [...]


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