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When the suffragette movement is bequeathed a valuable painting by campaigner Philomena Venn, suffragette and amateur sleuth Nell Bray agrees to retrieve it. The plan is simple: Collect the picture from Philomena's widower, Oliver, take it to Christie's, and sell it to raise much-needed funds. But Nell is in for a surprise when she returns from the Vennes' home in the Cotswolds: The painting he has given her is a fake!
When Oliver refuses to hand over the real painting, his son, political activist Daniel Venn, suggests an alternative plan to Nell: Why doesn't she break into the house and switch the paintings? Against her better judgment she agrees, and in the process she uncovers a far more serious crime---a brutal murder in which she is now personally embroiled. . . .
Once again, Gillian Linscott guides her delightfully starchy heroine through the politics, personalities, and perils of early twentieth-century England.
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Praise for Gillian Linscott's Nell Bray Mysteries
"Nell Bray novels always charm with their easy mix of politics and passion."
- The Poisoned Pen
"Superb. . . . Linscott has combined a wonderful cast of characters with a clever, unexpected resolution."
- Publishers Weekly on Dead Man Riding (starred review)
"Linscott captures the tenor of the times . . . and presents a complex puzzle with an original solution. Well done."
- Kirkus Reviews on Dead Man Riding (starred review)
"Linscott depicts human nature in all its variations and truths. . . . She also ensnares her readers in a story that propels them through the book so rapidly that any history absorbed is merely incidental to the intriguing mystery."
- Mystery News on The Perfect Daughter
"Get some social history and a ripping good mystery at the same time."
- The Washington Times on The Perfect Daughter
Gillian Linscott worked as a journalist for the Guardian and the BBC before turning to full-time crime writing. Her previous novels, featuring the suffragette detective Nell Bray, have won her the CWA/Ellis Peters Historical Dagger 2000 and the Herodotus Award for Best International Historical Mystery Novel.
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Book Description New York, NY, U.S.A.: St. Martin's Press, 2004, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2004. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Hard Cover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This is a new hardcover review copy in a new mylar protected DJ. Review slip laid in. Review copy. Seller Inventory # 017427
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