Murder at the Serpentine Bridge: A Wrexford & Sloane Historical Mystery (A Wrexford & Sloane Mystery #6) (Paperback)

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USA Today bestselling author Andrea Penrose’s atmospheric mystery series sends newlywed sleuths, Lady Charlotte and the Earl of Wrexford, beyond the glittering ballrooms and salons of Regency London to untangle a web of international intrigue...

Charlotte, now the Countess of Wrexford, would like nothing more than a summer of peace and quiet with her new husband and their unconventional family and friends. Still, some social obligations must be honored, especially with the grand Peace Celebrations unfolding throughout London to honor victory over Napoleon.

But when Wrexford and their two young wards, Raven and Hawk, discover a body floating in Hyde Park’s famous lake, that newfound peace looks to be at risk. The late Jeremiah Willis was the engineering genius behind a new design for a top-secret weapon, and the prototype is missing from the Royal Armory’s laboratory. Wrexford is tasked with retrieving it before it falls into the wrong hands. But there are unsettling complications to the case—including a family connection.

Soon, old secrets are tangling with new betrayals, and as Charlotte and Wrexford spin through a web of international intrigue and sumptuous parties, they must race against time to save their loved ones from harm—and keep the weapon from igniting a new war . . .

About the Author

Andrea Penrose is the acclaimed author of Regency-era historical fiction, including the USA Today bestselling Wrexford & Sloane mystery series, as well as Regency romances written under the names Cara Elliott and Andrea Pickens. Published internationally in ten languages, she is a three-time RITA Award-finalist and the recipient of numerous writing awards, including two Daphne Du Maurier Awards for Historical Mystery and two Gold Leaf Awards. A graduate of Yale University with a B.A. in Art and an M.F.A. in Graphic Design, Andrea fell in love with Regency England after reading Pride and Prejudice, and has maintained a fascination with the era's swirling silks and radical new ideas throughout her writing career. She lives in Connecticut and blogs with a community of historical fiction authors at She also can be found at and on Instagram @AndreaPenroseBooks.

Praise For…

Praise for Andrea Penrose’s Wrexford & Sloane Mystery Series

“A Regency lady with a hidden past joins forces with an irritable aristocrat to solve a dastardly series of crimes…[Charlotte’s] burgeoning awareness of her love for Wrexford is just one of many unpredictable complications in the search for a clever and ruthless killer. Science and romance meet in a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game.” —Kirkus Reviews

" intricately plotted mystery set in Regency England. Its complex story line and authentic historical details bring the early days of the Industrial Revolution vividly to life. Bound to fascinate readers of C.S. Harris and even fans of Victorian mysteries." —Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW for Murder at Half Moon Gate

“[Penrose] mixes well thought out mysteries, early forensic science, great details of the era and a slow burning attraction creating a compulsive read.” —The New York Public Library

“Fascinating and well-researched historic events… a colorful depiction of Regency England.” —Publishers Weekly on Murder at the Serpentine Bridge

“Andrea Penrose is skillful at incorporating the scientific discoveries of the day into her plots.”—Criminal Element on Murder at the Royal Botanic Gardens

"Penrose deftly intertwines the politics of navigating Regency-era society, scientific progress, and the deepening relationship between the protagonists. Series fans will enjoy revisiting the lively cast of characters, while historical fiction readers will be satisfied by the immersive, richly detailed mystery." —Library Journal on Murder at Kensington Palace

“An unusually rich look at Regency life.” —Publishers Weekly on Murder at Kensington Palace

“This book is very suspenseful and takes many turns, as the clues point first to one person, then another. Penrose is excellent at conveying the details of early 19th-century science and experiments with electricity. This was the era of Frankenstein, after all. The relationship between Wrexford and Charlotte is further developed in this book, and I am looking forward to seeing where it leads next.” —Historical Novel Society on Murder at Kensington Palace

"Andrea Penrose masterfully weaves the numerous plotlines of Murder at Kensington Palace into a scintillating whole." —Criminal Element  on Murder at Kensington Palace

Product Details
ISBN: 9781496732545
ISBN-10: 1496732545
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: August 22nd, 2023
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: A Wrexford & Sloane Mystery
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