The Lady Detective

The Lady Detective


by Ava January


Imprint: Escape Publishing

Release date: 2021-03-01

Pages: 240 Pages

ISBN: 9781867227205


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London's lawbreakers and loathsome lords ... beware!

How does a wealthy widow avoid the marriage market in 1890s London?

If you're Lady Theodosia Fortescue-Brown, you hide behind outrageously bad clothing and glasses you don't need.

After the disappearance of her husband, Theodosia can't imagine giving up her freedom to marry again and relishes her role as detective to the ladies of the upper echelons of society.

When a priceless necklace on loan from the Royal family is stolen, Theodosia must work with the scandalous Lord Montague to recover it before the theft is discovered.

But somewhere between setting a brothel on fire, being knocked out in a cemetery in the middle of the night, and narrowly avoiding death via Scotch egg, Theodosia and William fall in love ...

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Ava January

Ava January

Ava January is a historical romance writer living in sunny Brisbane with her two sons and a Spoodle named Stroodle.When she isn't breaking up fights over strangely shaped pieces of plastic, she can be found obsessing over Victorian era fashion (in the name of research, of course!) and avoiding housework.Merging humour with romance and a sprinkle of mystery, Ava writes stories about strong heroines and the men who love and accept them, just the way they are.Her work was longlisted for the 2019 Richell Prize.Subscribe to her newsletter for all the latest on dits over at or connect with...
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