An 18th century castle full of mystery and dark secrets is the setting for murder and forbidden romance in this captivating Gothic historical romance novel by Sophia Queen.
What would you do to escape an arranged marriage to a ruthless lord? Karina Rouelle must flee her uncle's home in the night and hide her true identity from society by becoming an undercover spy with an elite, all-female investigative agency. Her first assignment, posing as a governess at Westford castle in order to investigate the suspicious death of the Countess of Westford, quickly becomes complicated when she finds herself attracted to her number one suspect--the dark and mysterious Lord Sebastien Blackwell.
Sebastien Blackwell is a survivor. After his father's bankruptcy, he becomes a self-made man in Victorian England's booming industrial era. Trapped into a loveless marriage, he has survived the shock of his wife's sudden death. But now he must survive rumors and outright accusations that his wife died by his own hands, and that he is indeed the "cursed, dark lord" of Westford castle. Hiring a private agency to investigate the crime and prove his innocence seems like a good idea...until his desire threatens to compromise the case and Karina's life.
A Deadly Waltz delivers romance and spine-tingling suspense in a Gothic historical setting reminiscent of Victoria Holt's style and Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre.
Categories: historical Gothic romantic suspense, Victorian mysteries England, Victorian murder mystery, Gothic mystery, historical Victorian mystery, Victorian romantic suspense, English castles, new adult romantic suspense, women sleuths.