The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Bronte by Laura Joh Rowland

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Now in paperback, the March 2008 Book Sense Pick by beloved author Laura Joh Rowland

Laura Joh Rowland's samurai detective novels have enthralled tens of thousands of readers. Now the author turns her gifts for historical fiction to Victorian England and the famous and fascinating Bront? family with this critically acclaimed new thriller.

Upon learning that she has been falsely accused of plagiarism, the normally mild-mannered Charlotte Bront? sets off for London to clear her name. But when she unintentionally witnesses a murder, Charlotte finds herself embroiled in a dangerous chain of events that forces her to confront demons from her past. With the clandestine aid of the other Bront? sisters, Emily and Anne, and of the suspiciously well-informed but irresistibly attractive brother of the victim, Charlotte works to unravel a deadly web of intrigue that threatens not only her own safety but the very fabric of the British Empire. Will Charlotte be able to stop a devious, invisible villain whose schemes threaten her life, her family, and her country?
 

About Laura Joh Rowland

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LAURA JOH ROWLAND is the author of fifteen previous Sano Ichiro mysteries, which have twice been named Best Mysteries of the Year by Publishers Weekly. She lived through a natural disaster when Hurricane Katrina nearly destroyed her house in New Orleans, and now lives in New York City.
 
Published March 13, 2008 by Overlook Books. 396 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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The author of Jane Eyre plays sleuth in this enchanting historical from Rowland, acclaimed for her mystery series set in 17th-century Japan (

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After the instant success of Jane Eyre and the lesser success of her two sisters\x92 novels, Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey, Charlotte Bronte receives a letter from her publisher, George Smith, accusing her of breach of contract: Smith believes the same author penned all three novels, as they e...

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Entertainment Weekly

I'm what's known in literary circles as a ''Jane-ite''— someone who rereads Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre at least once a year — so I was prepared to loathe The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Brontë, which transforms Brontë and her sisters Emily and Anne into 19th-century sleuths investigating the...

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Christian Science Monitor

If there was anyone less likely to be a spy than frail, nearsighted Charlotte Brontë, it was her shy sister Emily.

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By jonSun, 05/18/2008 - 14:45.

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