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Peacock, Caro

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Works: 18 works in 72 publications in 2 languages and 3,578 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  History  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6116.E16, 823.92
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Publications by Caro Peacock
Most widely held works by Caro Peacock
When the devil drives by Caro Peacock( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 508 libraries worldwide
Autumn, 1839. As the London nights darken, rumours spread about the devil?s chariot, which preys on young women walking alone at night. Novice private investigator Liberty Lane has no time for such horror stories, so when a poetic young man begs her to find his missing fiancée, she accepts, suspecting there is a more prosaic explanation. Meanwhile, she is engaged to help prevent a royal scandal involving Prince Albert?s worldlier brother, Prince Ernest. Liberty begins work on both cases, but when young women begin showing up dead, the tales of the devil?s chariot don?t seem so ridiculous any more. --Publisher
Friends in high places : a Liberty Lane mystery by Caro Peacock( Book )
7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
Featuring private investigator Liberty Lane September, 1840. Novelist and patron of the arts Lady Blessington has hired Liberty Lane to escort a French gentleman to The Hague. For he has in his possession important papers that will assist in the forthcoming trial of Prince Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, the late emperor's nephew who has failed in an attempt to seize power in France. Plans for the undercover expedition are disrupted however when a body is found hanging in the attic at Gore House, Lady Blessington's Kensington mansion. Uncovering evidence that the murder was meticulously prepared for and planned well in advance, Liberty determines to track down the killer. But she is about to find herself plunged into a highly dangerous game involving blackmail, treachery, espionage - and cold-blooded murder
The path of the wicked : a Liberty Lane mystery by Caro Peacock( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 348 libraries worldwide
July, 1840. Did young Jack Picton, a known rebel and political agitator, kill governess Mary Marsh? Liberty Lane has left London for Cheltenham to find out, sharing the magistrate's doubts. He is, however, hiding something...but what? As Liberty is about to discover, behind Cheltenham's genteel faȧde lies a hotbed of vice. It is a place where the poor are driven to desperate lengths to escape the horror of the workhouse. A place which is harbouring a ruthless killer. Can Liberty uncover the truth in time?
Death at dawn by Caro Peacock( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
June 1837. The king has just died and 18-year-old Victoria is now on the throne. Liberty Lane is sent to Calais to retrieve her father's body after receiving an anonymous note. In her quest to learn the truth of her father's murder, she finds an unhappy marriage, damaged children, more murder, an elopement, and a treasonable plot
Keeping bad company by Caro Peacock( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
London, 1840. Private investigator Liberty makes a connection between a dead merchant and escalating rows with China over the lucrative opium trade. Can she solve a murder that took place six months ago, almost 5000 miles away?
Death of a dancer by Caro Peacock( Book )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
The Augustus theatre in Victorian London likes to put on a good show. And when a public spat erupts between Columbine and Jenny, two dancers on the stage, it's soon the talk of the town. But the rivalry comes to a dramatic conclusion that wasn't part of the script - Columbine dead and Jenny arrested for her murder. As far as the jury's concerned, it's an open-and-shut case, but her friend Liberty Lane believes otherwise
A dangerous affair by Caro Peacock( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Liberty Lane, still in her early twenties, is doing her best to make a new life for herself in London after being bruised by loss and treachery. But there's no chance for her to settle down as a conventional young lady. First, a disturbingly attractive young politician, Benjamin Disraeli, wants her to use her contacts in the theatre world to find out more about a prima ballerina with a notorious love life called Columbine. He hints that some important interests may be at stake. Then Columbine is murdered in her dressing room, after an on-stage brawl with a younger and less successful dancer, who becomes prime suspect. Liberty is at the center of the investigation because one of her dearest friends, Daniel Suter, is convinced of the girl's innocence and will put his own neck in danger to save her
A foreign affair by Caro Peacock( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Asked by her government to pose as a governess, Liberty Lane moves in with one of England's most powerful and influential families. What she discovers could rock the very foundations of the monarchy--and lead to the assassination of the newly crowned, 18-year-old Queen Victoria
A family affair by Caro Peacock( Book )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Benjamin Disraeli asks Liberty Lane, a young gentlewoman who supplements her meager means with some discreet private sleuthing, to investigate Lady Sophia Brinkburn, who is spreading word that her elder son is illegitimate as her mad husband nears death. With the succession of the family title in question and a major scandal brewing, murder soon becomes a family affair. Set in 1830's Victorian England
A corpse in shining armour by Caro Peacock( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Duelling, derring-do, and dastardly deeds are all in a day's work for Liberty Lane: Deranged aristocrat Lord Brinkburn is nearing death and his elder son, Stephen, is expecting to inherit the title. But Lady Brinkburn's sudden announcement that Stephen is illegitimate throws the family into turmoil. All much to the musement of London society
Fool's gold by Caro Peacock( Book )
2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
A series of anonymous letters leads to a case of cold-blooded murder for 19th-century private investigator Liberty Lane. September, 1841. A new arrival has taken London society by storm. Lord Byron's handsome illegitimate son, George, recently arrived from the exotic island of Cephalonia in the company of his guardian, the mysterious Mr Vickery, has been setting female hearts aflutter. But not all the attention George attracts is welcome. Mr Vickery has been receiving disturbing letters from a woman who calls herself Helena, and he hires Liberty Lane to find out who Helena is and what she wants. As Liberty is to discover, there is more to this case than meets the eye. Is George really Lord Byron's son - or is he an imposter? And who exactly is Mr Vickery? What is his agenda? When Liberty comes across a body shot dead near Mr Vickery's home in Muswell Hill, the investigation takes a shocking turn
Death of a dancer by Caro Peacock( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
The Augustus theatre in Victorian London likes to put on a good show. And when a public spat erupts between Columbine and Jenny, two dancers on the stage, it's soon the talk of the town. But the rivalry comes to a dramatic conclusion: Columbine dead and Jenny arrested for murder. As far as the jury's concerned, its an open-and-shut case, but her friend Liberty Lane believes otherwise
A corpse in shining armour by Caro Peacock( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
London, Summer 1839, and Liberty Lane takes on her strangest case yet. Deranged aristocratic Lord Brinkborn is nearing death and his elder son, Stephen, is expected to inherit the title. But Lady Brinkborn's announcement that Stephen is illegitimate throws the family into turmoil. Liberty is engaged to get to the truth of the matter, but a macabre murder rises the stakes considerably - Container
Death at dawn by Caro Peacock( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Liberty Lane discovers an anonymous note, explaining that her father has been killed whilst duelling ; this pursuit is so contrary to his nature, that Liberty's suspicions are aroused ; she leaves England for the Continent, in search of the truth
The foreign affair by Caro Peacock( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Morte all'alba by Caro Peacock( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
3-book Victorian crime collection by Caro Peacock( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Fool's gold by Caro Peacock( file )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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