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A Place of Confinement

The Investigations Of Miss Dido Kent

By Anna Dean

The inquisitive Miss Dido Kent returns in A Place of Confinement to elucidate the mysterious disappearance of a young woman in the fourth installment of Anna Dean’s charming Regency era series

The dependably sharp Miss Dido Kent is suffering her sister-in-law’s attempts to marry her off to the ghastly clergyman Doctor Prowdlee. Dido, however, is determined to refuse him, as well as his abominable side whiskers. As punishment she is sent to accompany her hypochondriac—and quite wealthy—Aunt Manners on a trip to Charcombe Manor. The family hopes that revisiting her childhood home will keep Aunt Manners in good spirits, and Dido in her good graces.

However, upon their arrival it’s clear to Dido that there is much more at stake than her aunt’s favor. The rich heiress Letitia Verney has disappeared while visiting Charcombe, and Mr. Tom Lomax is suspected of abducting her. Dido is inclined to believe in his innocence, but how is she to explain by what method a young lady could enter through the front door and not appear on the other side? And this isn’t the only enigma that the Elizabethan manor holds: there is a deserted wing in which lights mysteriously appear at night, a crying ghost which keeps visitors awake, and memories of old family quarrels.

When the senior Mr. Lomax comes to town to defend his son, the mystery intensifies—and so does Dido’s romantic life. With lives and reputations on the line, it’s up to Dido to put the pieces together to save the Lomaxes and find the vanished young Miss Verney. In this captivating fourth installment of the Dido Kent series, readers will find more of the rich characters, meticulous historical detail, and masterful suspense they’ve come to expect from Anna Dean.

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Book

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2013

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9781250029676


Format: Book
Author: Dean, Anna
Title: A place of confinement : the investigations of Miss Dido Kent / Anna Dean.
Publisher Date: New York : A Thomas Dunne Book For Minotaur Books, An imprint of St. Martin's Pub. Group, 2013.
Subject: Maiden aunts -- Fiction. Abbeys -- England -- Fiction. Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781250029676 (hardcover) 1250029678 (hardcover)
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System Items Available: 1
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Call Number: M Dean
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Format: Book
Author: Dean, Anna
Title: A place of confinement : the investigations of Miss Dido Kent / Anna Dean.
Edition: First U.S. Edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : A Thomas Dunne Book For Minotaur Books, An imprint of St. Martin's Pub. Group, 2013.
Description: 414 pages ; 22 cm
Series: The Dido Kent series
Series: Dean, Anna. Dido Kent mystery
Subjects: Maiden aunts -- Fiction.
Subjects: Abbeys -- England -- Fiction.
Subjects: Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Subjects: England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction
LCCN: 2013011842
ISBN: 9781250029676 (hardcover)
ISBN: 1250029678 (hardcover)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: M Dean