DECEPTION’S DAUGHTER, the second in the Martha Beale series.
When the daughter of one of Philadelphia's finest families
disappears, Martha Beale—the fiercely independent society lady
first introduced in THE CONJURER—once more joins forces with her
secret beau, Thomas Kelman, to track the heiress. From the
outlying Blockley House for the homeless, with its thin walls
and hungry inhabitants, to the odor-laden “bawdy house” of Madam
Kat, to the elegantly furnished drawing rooms (and bedrooms) of
the wealthy, the streets of 19th century Philadelphia come to
life with vibrant detail, and characters that are a
cross-section of a hierarchical society. DECEPTION’S DAUGHTER
was an IMBA bestseller.