Deception’s Daughter by Cordelia Frances Biddle

Deception’s Daughter, a Martha Beale Mystery, captivates one’s imagination and transports one to another time. The narrative goes on as if in a play. Descriptive scenes and passages really bring you back to Philadelphia in the 1800′s.

The main character, Martha Beale, surpasses even Nancy Drew and Jessica (Angela Lansbury) in “Murder She Wrote.” The times remind one of Dickens’ scenes in England. Descriptions of the countryside, the poorhouses and the city are very realistic. The plot is rich with romance as well as intrigue. The surprise ending leaves the reader wanting more story to follow the characters involved.

I found this a fascinating read and look forward to reading more of Cordelia Frances Biddle’s books.

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