A Mortal Likeness
- Crooked Lane, Mystery
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Can 19th-century photographer Sarah Bain expose a kidnapper?
London, 1889: Miss Sarah Bain, photographer, runs a detective agency with Lord Hugh Staunton and former street urchin Mick O'Reilly. They solved the Jack the Ripper case, but they can never tell because they did it outside the boundaries of the law.
When wealthy banker Sir Gerald Mariner posts a handsome reward for finding his kidnapped infant, all of London joins the search. But Sarah has an advantage-a photograph she took that unexpectedly reveals a clue.
In Sir Gerald's mansion, Sarah, Hugh, and Mick find a photograph of baby Robin. It eerily resembles photographs of deceased children posed to look as if they're alive. Was the kidnapping a cover-up for murder? Might the perpetrator be a member of the troubled Mariner family?
"Her descriptions...never seem like mere wallpaper, but rather are elements crucial to the crimes that bedevil her characters."-The Washington Post
"Rowland has assembled an appealingly ragtag collection of amateur sleuths."-Kirkus Reviews
"Laura Joh Rowland was able to bring Victorian England into such vivid life."-Charles Finch
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|Release Date:||December 5, 2017|