• Lady of Ashes

  • Lady of Ashes Series, Book 1
  • By: Christine Trent
  • Narrated by: Polly Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Lady of Ashes

By: Christine Trent
Narrated by: Polly Lee
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Publisher's Summary

A female undertaker in Victorian London suspects death by unnatural causes in a mystery "rich with historical incidents and details" (Publishers Weekly).

Only a woman with an iron backbone could succeed as an undertaker in Victorian England, but Violet Morgan takes great pride in her trade. While her husband, Graham, is preoccupied with elevating their station in society, Violet is cultivating a sterling reputation for Morgan Undertaking. She is empathetic, well-versed in funeral fashions, and comfortable with death's role in life - until its chilling rattle comes knocking on her own front door.

Violet's peculiar but happy life soon begins to unravel as Graham becomes obsessed with his own demons and all but abandons her as he plans a vengeful scheme. And the solace she's always found in her work evaporates like a departing soul when she suspects that some of the deceased she's dressed have been murdered. When Graham disappears, Violet takes full control of the business and is commissioned for an undertaking of royal proportions. But she's certain there's a killer lurking in the London fog, and the next funeral may be her own.

©2013 Christine Trent (P)2021 Tantor

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woman of courage

I loved it I love good historical novels particularly mysteries this book was great a book about a woman of great courage for her time willing to be different

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history lovers delight

great story. going to get next one! the narrator could have been btr though.

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A New Favorite

The writing was clever and carefully researched, which I greatly appreciated. The main character is someone I could personally get behind and be a cheerleader for. And, it was pretty clean - which was such a happy surprise!

10/10 to the author!

my ONLY complaint has to be that the performance was lacking somewhat. Every American sounded monotonous and odd.

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  • 07-12-22

Intriguing

Loved it, different, characters intetesting and varied. Good twist at the end,,, plenty of historical titbits. Well done....

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  • Natalie Baker-Lim
  • 10-30-22

A Fantastic Historical Read!

This was a gripping and compelling g read. Brilliant storyline and what a twist! The subplots rose to importance.