Lady Helena Investigates by Jane Steen

Lady Helena Investigates by Jane Steen Book Summary

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TOTAL RATINGS
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$5.99

A reluctant lady sleuth finds she's investigating her own family.

1881, Sussex. With a drowned husband—the second love lost—an overbearing family, no longed-for child, and the responsibility of a huge baroque mansion, it's not surprising Lady Helena Whitcombe is overwhelmed. When attractive, mysterious, French physician Armand Fortier disturbs her first weeks of mourning with his theory of murder, Helena's reluctant and ineffective attempts at investigation are hardly life-changing—until the resulting revival in her long-abandoned herbalist studies bring her into confrontation with her past and her family's.

Can Lady Helena survive bereavement the second time around? Can she stand up to her six siblings' assumption of the right to control her new life as a widow? And what role will Fortier—who, as a physician, is a most unsuitable companion for an earl's daughter—play in her investigations?

Every family has its secrets. The Scott-De Quincy family has more than most.

Lady Helena Investigates Book Details

Book Name Lady Helena Investigates
Genre Historical Mysteries
Author Jane Steen
Published 14 March 2018, Wednesday
Price $5.99
E-Book Size 825.34 KB

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PushpushStable

Lady Helena Investigates. An excellent period piece, complete with descriptive passages that thrust the reader full force to the past. Drama, intrigue, and murder complete the picture.

Van1456

Easy Read. Nice book easy read.not to compelling and a little winding in some chapters.

Peg 33

Lady Helena Investigates. An interesting set of characters -a family you learn to love - a few twist and turns make this a great read - of course I love the touch of romance too! Looking forward to the next chapter in the Scott-DeQuincy family saga!

SuzeNo1

“Lady Helena Investigates”.. I really enjoyed this book “Lady Helena Investigates”.

Dr Trivedi

very interesting plot, good characters and fine language.. very interesting plot, good characters and fine language.

66cokat66

Intriguing. To put it succinctly, a woman loses her man, her behavior is constricted by peer pressure and she eventually finds herself.

Ginnig48

Descriptive. Not much depth to the plot. I easily pictured the surroundings and the people from the descriptions. Easy read but not really much to it.

Ssssjuupnf

Great read!. I liked the character development, pacing, detail about the countryside, and history brought to life. I hope another novel covers more in Lady Helena’s saga.

Dianneesha

Love this book. Kept me second guessing my self. I didn’t want to put it down!

Catlvr49

Lady Helena Investigates. Absolutely loved it.

KWJN

I wasn’t disappointed. This story was quite different from “The House of Closed Doors” series I read. I wasn’t sure at the beginning that I would like it. But, I found that it became more and more interesting. It had twists that I never thought would happen. It turned out to be a great read with a great story.

Bev teacher

Lady Helena Investigates. A truly enjoyable mystery. I loved the twists and turns the author incorporated into the storyline. Totally fascinating.

Linmormaz

Fascinating and Dramatic. This novel would probably attract more women on the basis of 1881 Aristocracy era. I appreciate the research effort to understand the daily lives and tragedies of the characters in this period.

H for Happy

Winner!. Can't help but to praise this author for writing exceptionally crafted tales! What I really enjoy is the slow build of the romance between her major characters in The House of Closed Doors as well as Lady Helena Investigates. I thoroughly recommend this read!

Sometimers3

Lady Helena Investigates. How suffocating it was for women back in those days. I’d have hated men to the core.

Goatseatoats

Superb!. An excellent story, recounted by a superb writer. A tale that was engrossing from the first page, to the last. I enjoyed getting to know all the various characters and was truly saddened when the story came to a satisfying, but much too early, conclusion. I’m certain some day I will reread this grand piece of fiction!

BJL2020

Wonderful. I just loved the story, wishing I could read to the end of Helena’s life to see what happens next. Great background, mystery and suspense for what will happen next! Love love loved it!

Smuonon

Enjoyable. Enjoyable

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About Author "Jane Steen"

Jane Elizabeth Steen (born 1964) is a British Church of England bishop. Since June 2021, she has served as the Bishop of Lynn, a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Norwich. Previously, from 2013 to 2021, she served as Archdeacon of Southwark; and before that, from 2005 to 2013, she served as Canon Chancellor of Southwark Cathedral, and also as Director of Ministerial Education and Canon Theologian for the Diocese of Southwark. Early life and education Steen was born in 1964 in Thornton Heath, Surrey, England. She was educated at the Old Palace School, an all-girls private school in London. From 1983 to 1987, she studied English literature at Newnham College, Cambridge. She graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in 1988; as per tradition, her BA was promoted to a Master of Arts (MA Cantab) degree in 1990. She then spent a year working with elderly and disabled people in East Barnet, London.In 1988, Steen returned to Newnham College, Cambridge....

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