Stolen Remains - Bk 2, Lady of Ashes Author:Christine Trent After establishing her reputation as one of London's most highly regarded undertakers, Violet Harper decided to take her practice to the wilds of the American West. But when her mother falls ill, Violet and her husband Samuel are summoned back to England, where her skills are as sought after as ever. She is honored to undertake the funeral of ... more »Anthony Fairmont, the Viscount Raybourn, a close friend of Queen Victoria's who died in suspicious circumstances---but it is difficult to perform her services when his body disappears.
As the Viscount's undertaker, all eyes are on Violet as the Fairmonts and Scotland Yard begin the search for his earthly remains. Forced to exhume her latent talents as a sleuth to preserve her good name, Violet's own investigation takes her from servants' quarters to the halls of Windsor Castle, to the tombs of ancient Egypt---and the Fairmont family's secrets quickly begin to unravel like a mummy's wrappings. But the closer Violet gets to the trust, the closer she gets to becoming the next missing body.« less