Narrated by Polly Lee, Stolen Remains by Christine Trent is the second novel in the Lady of Ashes historical murder mystery series. Back in London after her mother falls ill, Violet Harper is asked to handle the funeral of Anthony Fairmont, the Viscount Raybourn, a close friend of Queen Victoria’s who died under suspicious circumstances. Violet soon investigates as one murder becomes two….
I loved the idea of a female undertaker in Victorian London solving murders and was delighted to begin Lady of Ashes by Christine Trent. Narrated by Polly Lee, the tale delivered mystery, history and a side of romance as our protagonist suspects death by unnatural causes. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and see why I recommend this first in series.