The Rise of the Red Monarch: The Brontë Mysteries by Rowan Coleman
(Hodder, 2021)

The Rise of the Red Monarch: The Brontë Mysteries

by Rowan Coleman

Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Branwell take a secret trip to London, after being called upon to help by Anne’s former charge and Branwell’s mistress’s daughter Lydia who recently eloped with a young actor. Her new husband has gone missing, and she fears him kidnapped by a notorious gang of criminals called The Sharps.

As they journey into the murky crime ridden heart of London’s theatres and slums, they come to realise that corruption goes all the way to the high reaches of society in a sinister and deadly game where the poor are always the losers.

Will they save Lydia’s husband in time, and will they find the true identity of The Red Monarch?