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Emily Darkwood is already resisting Victorian society’s expectations of her as a woman of the upper classes, when she receives a strange and life-changing inheritance in the wake of her missing parents. A stone of amber that draws her into mysteries, supernatural, cosmic, and criminal. Armed with this guide stone, her wits, revolver, sword-stick umbrella, and faithful servant-companion, the streetwise, scrappy, and young Jack Hobbs, she determines to challenge the mysteries and threats she encounters in her search to understand the power of the stone, its connection to her parents, and their fates. Yet dark forces conspire against her, and her drive for answers and her fight against the darkness of the world risks her friends, family, her fought for studies in medicine and surgery, and herself.
The Silence of the Veiled Lady
Professor Meredith and his wife supported Darkwood's entry into her surgical studies, but both are now tormented; he by a missing box and its mysterious contents, and she by a secret she was sworn to keep. Darkwood is determined to see justice done.
The Darkwood Mysteries is a non-linear series of short-stories, novellas, and novels enjoyable as standalone tales of horror and adventure, or together as part of a deeper mystery.
No sooner had I processed this unsettling and covert attack upon me within my class, Dellinger delivered the post to my study. In his routine to do so, he left it upon the silver tray on my other desk in the bay window. While I talked and my students committed my words to ink on paper, I leafed through the letters and cards. I glanced up, and out of the window, a dark shape, fixed within the rush and whirl of pedestrians and conveyances upon the street, drew upon my focus. A woman in black. Dressed head to toe in black. From black dress to black veil, she stood still and sentinel, her attention on my house, and I imagined I felt her obscured eyes upon me. At her abdomen, in black-gloved hands, she held a mahogany box.