Jane Austen is enjoying August, 1806, among Derbyshire’s
craggy peaks, sparkling streams, and cavernous gorges. That is, until she
discovers the corpse of a young gentleman whose blond curls and delicate
features suggest the face of an angel.
More shocking still is the coroner’s revelation: the deceased
is no man but a maidservant—clad in the garb of her master, Mr. Charles
Danforth of Penfolds Hall. Tess Arnold had ruled the stillroom at Penfolds for
many years—until she was labeled a witch and dismissed for indiscretion. Was
Tess the prey of a madman loose in the hills, or perchance the cast-off
impediment to a gentleman’s marriage?
As usual, Jane’s acute perception and her nose for trouble
place her supremely at risk—from a killer who may strike as violently by day as
he once did by night… Download and start listening now!