A Dangerous Duet


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William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
5.3 X 7.9 X 1.1 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Karen Odden is an award-winning author of historical fiction and mysteries. She has contributed essays to numerous books and journals, written introductions for Victorian novels in the Barnes & Noble classics series, and edited for the journal Victorian Literature and Culture. A recipient of a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, she lives with her family and her rescue beagle in Arizona.


"Enter a world of teeming and dangerous cities portrayed in vitality and amazing detail. Meet characters with tremendous courage and appetite for life, and be glad you can return at will to the present."--Anne Perry, New York Times bestselling author
"A captivating tale of mystery, history, and a dash of romance--with an ahead-of-her-time heroine who not only plays the piano with aplomb, but defies Victorian conventions, courts danger, and solves mysteries. Nell Hallam is a heroine to root for."--Susan Elia MacNeal, author of the New York Times bestselling Maggie Hope series
"With a delightful and spirited heroine--and just the right blend of suspense, detection, and romance--A DANGEROUS DUET offers a vivid tapestry of Victorian England, replete with dazzling music halls, intrepid police inspectors, and a menacing underworld."
--Stefanie Pintoff, Edgar Award winning author
"Historical fiction with a sinister twist and an engaging heroine."--G.M. Malliet, Agatha Award-winning author of the St. Just and Max Tudor mystery series
"The headstrong and engaging Nell evokes Victoria Thompson's Sarah Brandt and Tasha Alexander's Lady Emily Ashton."--Booklist
"Odden blends a knowledge of music and the Victoria era in creating a mystery/romance novel that transports readers to the great city of London...Readers of the very popular Anne Perry mystery novels may want to take a peek at Karen Odden's great addition to the Victorian mystery genre."--Iron Mountain Daily News
"Set in London in 1875, this well-researched novel from Odden offers plenty of period detail, a sweet love story, and a plucky heroine."--Publishers Weekly
"Authentically researched and swift-moving tale of a gifted pianist who bravely disregards the specter of inheritable mental illness as she pursues her musical ambitions and plunges herself into a dangerous investigation of gang robbery and murder. With a touch of romance to spice things up!"--Rosemary Simpson, author of What the Dead Leave Behind