A Woman of Consequence by Anna Dean

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“If Jane Austen had written Miss Marple, she would have been Dido Kent, the inquisitive spinster.”--Kirkus (starred review) A Woman of Consequence, the third installment in Anna Dean’s charming mystery series, opens with a visit to the ruins of an Abbey where Penelope Lambe, suffers a bad fall from the ancient stone steps. Before she slips into unconsciousness, Penelope manages to say, ’I saw her—It was her.’ Soon people are certain that she saw the Grey Nun, a ghost reputed to walk the abbey’s ruins. Miss Dido Kent, however, does not approve of ghosts. Disregarding everyone else’s assumptions, and endeavoring to take her mind off the troubles of her family, Dido turns her energy toward solving the mystery. But events start to seem more sinister when a human skeleton is found at the abbey. Is Miss Lambe’s accident connected to this discovery? Everyone is relying on Dido to find out. A captivating continuation of the Dido Kent series: rich in suspense, historical detail, and most of all, characters.

About Anna Dean

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ANNA DEAN began writing early on under the impression that everyone was taught to do so in order to pen books. By the time she discovered her mistake, the habit was too deeply ingrained to give up. She lives in England.
Published April 10, 2012 by Minotaur Books. 384 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Dido ponders the strange behavior of a naval man who seeks to attach himself to both the lovely Penelope and the wealthy Lucy, the landscape architect who drained the lake without permission and the local doctor who conducts strange experiments.

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Set in 1806, Dean’s pleasing third mystery featuring Miss Dido Kent (after 2011’s A Gentleman of Fortune) showcases the amateur sleuth’s most outstanding characteristic—her curiosity.

Feb 06 2012 | Read Full Review of A Woman of Consequence

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With its intriguing characters and its cozy but captivating mystery, A Woman of Consequence offers readers a carefully concocted mix of romance, culture, and mystery.

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