This post originally appeared at Dollycas’s Thoughts December 21, 2010.
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
A Division of Penguin Publishing
A Madam of Espionage Mystery
Release Date : January 4, 2011
Set in 1876, we are introduced to India Black, the madam of Lotus House, a London brothel, where gentleman of of very high rank in government and military are welcomed daily. Unfortunately one of the clients dies while with one of the “bints” and India needs to dispose of the body so that the reputation of Lotus House is not besmirched.
But this client is extremely well connected and had in his possession some information many people wanted and it disappeared while India was making plans to dump the body. As did the lady he was with when he died. This makes India Black the interest of many people both from the British government but also the Russian government as well. She agrees to go undercover for the “Brits” to try to recover the information and insure it does not fall into the wrong hands.
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