A Flaw in the Blood

A Flaw in the Blood book coverConspiracy, blackmail, intrigue, even murder – and Queen Victoria is in the center of it all.  In a new mystery by Stephanie Barron, Irish barrister Patrick Fitzgerald is returning from a summoned audience with the Queen herself when the royal carriage is viciously attacked.  Both he and his ward, young Dr. Georgiana Armistead, have episodes in their pasts which may offer clues, and they race to make sense of the escalating violence before they can be silenced.  Whether a thrilling pursuit through the London slums or a restrained gathering in the royal chambers, A Flaw in the Blood boasts Barron’s trademarks:  impressive period detail and a sense of the sinister amidst cultured society.