When Sir Archibald Latham of the War Office dies from a heart attack while visiting her brothel, Madam India Black is unexpectedly thrust into a deadly game between Russian and British agents who are seeking the military secrets Latham carried. Blackmailed into recovering the missing documents by the British spy known as French, India finds herself dodging Russian agents—and the attraction she starts to feel for her handsome conspirator.
“A breathless ride through Victorian England… You’ll be hooked on this unique mystery from the very first line.”-Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of Murder on Lexington Avenue
“I loved this cheeky romp…India Black, the witty and resourceful young madam of a London brothel is a delightful protagonist.” -Vicki Lane, author of The Day of Small Things
“The highlight here is India’s sardonic sense of humor. A woman who displays her ample wit along with her décolletage, India has seen difficult times, and she’s a heroine you can’t help but root for.” -Sarah Johnson of Reading the Past
“India is definitely one of the few truly outstanding characters I’ve met this year.”-Carol of Carol’s Notebook
About Carol Carr:
After a career as a lawyer and corporate executive, Carol K. Carr turned to writing. India Black is her first book. She lives in the Missouri Ozarks with her husband and two German Shepherds.
London, 1876. The painter Amos Roselli is in love with his life-long friend and model, the beautiful Daphne – and she with him – until one day she is discovered by another man, a powerful and wealthy industrialist. What will happen when Daphne realises she has sacrificed her happiness to a loveless marriage? What will happen when the artist realises he has lost his most cherished source of inspiration? And how will they negotiate the ever-increasing frequency of strange and bizarre events that seem to be driving them inexorably towards self-destruction. Here, amid the extravagant Neo-Gothic culture of Victorian England, the iconic poem ‘The Lady of Shalott’ blends with mysterious and ghostly glimpses of Tudor history. Romantic, atmospheric and deeply dark.
“‘A joy to read … haunting, captivating and beautifully written…you just can’t put down” – Claire Ridgway, Tudor Book Reviews
About Robert Parry:
Robert Parry is an independent UK writer of historical fiction with special interests in Tudor and Elizabethan history, Victorian Gothic and Pre-Raphaelite art.
His debut novel, ‘VIRGIN AND THE CRAB’ first appeared in 2009, and his 2nd novel ‘THE ARROW CHEST’ was published in January 2011. Both are available in Paperback and on Kindle.
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