By Christine Trent

Queen Victoria, nonetheless mourning her long-dead husband Prince Albert, has chanced on solace in John Brown, an enigmatic palace servant who dabbles within the occult and retains the grieving queen entertained together with his tarot card readings. Undertaker Violet Harper is invited to wait one in every of Mr. Brown's notorious readings, within which he signifies that Buckingham Palace will quickly be shrouded in death's darkish veil. good conversant in dying, Violet shrugs him off as a charlatan--until his sinister divinations start to end up actual. . .

Violet wonders if whatever foul is within the playing cards whilst the aristocratic younger neighbors of the queen's daughter start to die lower than mysterious situations. Her suspicions basically develop whilst one in all London's "moralists," a gaggle bent on repealing the legislation that forces prostitutes into hospitals, suffers an identical destiny. The deaths in basic terms buttress the queen's enthusiasm for Mr. Brown's ominous skills, and, involved by means of the fortuneteller's impression, Violet races opposed to time to unearth the reality prior to the killer moves back. yet as she closes in on a assassin with an unearthly purpose, Violet realizes she can be digging her personal grave. . .

By turns heartwrenching and hopeful, A Virtuous demise is a gripping story of fortitude besieged by way of vengeance contained in the remarkable international of Queen Victoria's courtroom.

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