THE HUMMINGBIRD DAGGERBook - 2019
A brother and sister are caught up in a deadly mystery after they take in a young woman who lost her memory in a near-fatal carriage accident in this suspenseful YA mystery from the author of Suitors and Sabotage.
From the author of Suitors and Sabotage comes a suspenseful and enthralling new Regency novel, perfect for readers who like their Jane Austen classics with a side of mystery and murder.
1833. After young Lord James Ellerby witnesses a near-fatal carriage accident on the outskirts of his estate, he doesn't think twice about bringing the young woman injured in the wreck to his family's manor to recuperate. But then she finally regains consciousness only to find that she has no memory of who she is or where she belongs.
Beth, as she takes to calling herself, is an enigma even to herself. She has the rough hands of a servant, but the bearing and apparent education of a lady. Her only clue to her identity is a gruesome recurring nightmare about a hummingbird dripping blood from its steel beak.
With the help of James and his sister, Caroline, Beth slowly begins to unravel the mystery behind her identity and the sinister circumstances that brought her to their door. But the dangerous secrets they discover in doing so could have deadly ramifications reaching the highest tiers of London society.
Fans of Cindy Anstey's previous novels—Love, Lies and Spies, Duels & Deception, Suitors and Sabotage and Carols and Chaos—will relish this dark and twisty new offering that blends romance, danger and mystery.
Praise for Cindy Anstey:
"A delightful salute to Jane Austen and will be a treat for her fans." —VOYA, on Suitors and Sabotage
"Delightful ... It is Jane Austen spiced with action, suspense, and humor." —VOYA, starred review, on Duels & Deception
"Jane Austen fans in need of a good new book, look no further." —Entertainment Weekly, on Duels & Deception