The Body in the Boxroom

Cassie Pengear Mysteries

Book 5
Lisa Anne Nisula
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 When Cassie Pengear agreed to spend the evening with her cousin Milly, and Milly’s latest gentleman caller and his mother, it was with the promise that Milly and her gentleman would not trouble her again unless there was an impending marriage.  She did not expect Milly to stumble over a body in her prospective mother-in-law’s box room, and she certainly did not expect Inspector Wainwright to draw the case.  Now Milly is convinced they’re all suspects and Cassie is the only one who can figure out who murdered the body in the box room. 


In a Victorian England that almost existed, a steampunk London where tinkerers and clockwork devices exist alongside hansom cabs and corsets, murder is still solved by traditional observation and intuition. This is the London where American typist Cassandra Pengear finds herself stumbling over corpses and helping Scotland Yard detectives solve murders (although they inexplicably prefer to call it interfering). Follow her adventures in the Cassie Pengear Mystery series, beginning with The Killing at the Carnival.

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 L. A. Nisula also writes fantasy novels under the name Lisa Anne Nisula.  You can find out more about her and her other books at http://www.lanisula.com and http://www.LisaAnneNisula.com


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Lisa Anne Nisula
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Published on
Dec 31, 2016
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Pages
204
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ISBN
9781310323416
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
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 A Spartan Murder: When Cassie Pengear is summoned to Oxford as a suspect in a murder, she assumes it’s by one of the Scotland Yard Inspectors who don’t appreciate her occasional help.  She’s surprised to learn it’s from her friend Inspector Burrows and even more startling, he actually begins to give her information on the case of a murdered Oxford don.  Startling until she realizes his two best suspects are committing a crime Inspector Burrows would rather overlook simply by being together.  Now she’s keeping suspects' secrets while investigating blackmail and murder.  approx. 53,000 words or 200 pages


The Body in the Box Room: When Cassie Pengear agreed to spend the evening with her cousin Milly, and Milly’s latest gentleman caller and his mother, it was with the promise that Milly and her gentleman would not trouble her again unless there was an impending marriage.  She did not expect Milly to stumble over a body in her prospective mother-in-law’s box room, and she certainly did not expect Inspector Wainwright to draw the case.  Now Milly is convinced they’re all suspects and Cassie is the only one who can figure out who murdered the body in the box room. 

In a Victorian England that almost existed, a steampunk London where tinkerers and clockwork devices exist alongside handsome cabs and corsets, murder is still solved by traditional observation and intuition. This is the London where American typist Cassandra Pengear finds herself stumbling over corpses and helping Scotland Yard detectives solve murders (although they inexplicably prefer to call it interfering). Follow her adventures in the Cassie Pengear Mystery series, beginning with The Killing at the Carnival. traditional mystery, cozy mystery, steammpunk London, amateur detective, female sleuth

 The first three Cassie Pengear Mysteries in one volume.


Killing at the Carnival- Cassie Pengear thought a visit to the carnival would be fun: see some shows, eat some sweets, help her landlady’s nephew decide if the cowboy was real or an actor. But then the cowboy shot the volunteer, and he didn’t get up. Now Cassie has a ten-year-old boy insisting the cowboy isn’t a killer and a landlady insisting she help solve the killing at the carnival. 29,000 words, print version 126 pages 


Death at Dinner- Cassie Pengear did not want to spend her evening acting as a parlor maid even if the house was in Mayfair, but her landlady’s friend was desperate and it was only night. But then one of the guests collapsed at the table. Now poison is suspected and the cook is convinced she’s the main suspect and will be locked away if Cassie doesn't solve the death at dinner. 56,000 words, approx 220 pages 


Stabbing Set with Sapphires- Cassie Pengear thought a job typing up inventory lists at a jewelry store would be fun. Until there was a kidnapping. And then a robbery. And then a murder. Now Cassie must figure out the connection between the events and hope it will lead her to the missing girl. approx. 68,000 words, print version 246 pages 


In a Victorian England that almost existed, a steampunk London where tinkerers and clockwork devices exist alongside hansom cabs and corsets, murder is still solved by traditional observation and intuition. This is the London where American typist Cassandra Pengear finds herself stumbling over corpses and helping Scotland Yard detectives solve murders (although they inexplicably prefer to call it interfering). Follow her adventures in the Cassie Pengear Mystery series, beginning with The Killing at the Carnival.  Traditional cozy mysteries with a steampunk setting

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