City of Scoundrels
A Counterfeit Lady Novel by Victoria Thompson, Book #3
“Don’t miss City of Scoundrels, an exciting story of intrigue, deception and love.” –Catherine Coulter, author of Insidious
City of Scoundrels Synopsis
An exciting new book in the series featuring Elizabeth Miles, con woman turned Lady, from Victoria Thompson, the beloved national bestselling author of the Gaslight Mysteries.
Elizabeth Miles faces the terrible truth that all is NOT fair in love and war…
Elizabeth Miles finds herself in a position no scheme can help her escape: Her beloved fiancé, Gideon Bates, is awaiting his draft notice to fight in the Great War. Elizabeth finds it hard to think of anything else, but Gideon has thrown himself into his work, preparing wills for soldiers before they ship out.
As part owner of a company that makes footwear for the army, Corporal Tom Preston has a rather large estate. He needs a new will, however, because he has just secretly married Rose, a woman whom his family would never approve. He wants to make sure she and their unborn child are provided for if he does not return.
When Tom is later reported killed, Elizabeth and Gideon learn that after Tom’s bride revealed her identity to his family, the new will has gone missing. Unless it’s found and validated, the original will, which leaves everything to Tom’s brother, will prevail and Rose and their child will get nothing. If she even survives.
Some terrible threats have been leveled against her, and Elizabeth and Gideon must figure out a way, legal or not quite, to secure Tom’s fortune for his wife and child while saving her life in the process.
Praise for City of Scoundrels
“Thompson’s command of period detail and her insight into such issues as the era’s blatant sexism put her in the forefront of historical mystery writers.” –Publishers Weekly
“Thompson’s fans have been able to witness her fine ensemble cast grow and mellow through time… The stories continue to be engrossing and rich in historical detail as each illuminates another corner of the metropolis.” –Booklist
PUBLISHER: Berkley Prime Crime
DATE PUBLISHED: November 5, 2019
SERIES: Counterfeit Lady Novels, Book 3
FORMATS: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audio Book
ISBN-13: 9781984805652 (Hardcover)
ISBN-10: 1984805657 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 978-1984805669 (Paperback)
ISBN-10: 1984805665 (Paperback)