Arson & Lace

It is better to take a chance and fail than to play it safe and regret my cowardice for the rest of my life.

Victorian Era England. Stetson revels in being unconventional, but her job leaves her underappreciated and underpaid. When her co-worker’s flat is burned and he is wrongly blamed, she steps into action using skills from her childhood in the theatre to blaze a fresh path for herself.

Assuming the role of a fictional detective she concocted, Stetson endeavours to uncover clues to solve the crime. However, she cannot take her mind off the pretty blue-eyed girl at the coffee shop, a distraction she can’t afford as she closes in on a dangerous foe.

Can a budding clerk cut it as a private investigator, or will she lose both her chance at love and her life in the pursuit?

Arson & Lace is a novella prequel to Daring Duplicity: The Wellington Mysteries, Vol. 1, Adventures of a Lesbian Victorian Detective, detailing Stetson’s first case and how she came to create Xavier Wellington Private Investigations. If you enjoy crime dramas, Victorian era fiction, or a lesbian protagonist, then you’ll love award-winning author Edale Lane’s Arson & Lace.

"It was nice to discover more things about Stetson and how she came up with Mr X. idea. I'm not surprised to appreciate her even more after having read the prequel."
Laure Dherbécourt, professional proofreader

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