Georgia Fenchurch appears to be an unassuming antiquarian bookseller in Victorian London, yet she leads a double life as a member of the Archivist Society, a secret association of private investigators and informants. In this opening adventure in Kate Parker's cozy historical series, a frantic woman comes to see Georgia, claiming that her neighbor Nicholas Drake has been abducted by the notorious Duke of Blackford. Georgia agrees to take the case, though Drake is no innocent, but a thief who has been blackmailing many of the leading members of London society. Georgia and her assistant Emma must infiltrate the inner circles of the upper crust—and rely on the help of the dashing but dubious Duke of Blackford himself.
"A delightful adventure in Victorian England with the motley crew that is the Archivist Society—a group dedicated to obtaining justice when all else fails."—Victoria Thompson