The eponymous heroine is an unusually free-spirited widow in Victorian London. She assists those of the upper class in solving the mystery behind scandals. This lengthy tome is actually 4 separate novels. It’s dark, slightly underhanded, and good fun.
Only two people from the breakfast table braved the weather. One of these was Mrs Bella Wallis, a widow, but a very assured one, not at all dismayed by circumstance. She was a striking-looking woman in her late thirties, tall, maybe a little on the buxom side, her undoubted appeal amplified by a humorous mouth and wonderfully grey eyes. The previous evening she had been much admired by the entire house party for her genial common sense and — this from her own sex — a comfortably elegant way with clothes. Men found her entrancing. ~Loc. 66 of 12217
Series: Bella Wallis Mysteries
Hardcover: 982 pages
Publisher: Random House UK (October 14, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.8 x 2.4 inches