Murder between the Lines (Kitty Weeks Mystery) (Paperback)
"I really and truly could not put it down... Vatsal succeeds once again!"—Susan Elia MacNeal, New York Times-bestselling author of the Maggie Hope series
Intrepid journalist Kitty Weeks returns in the second book in this acclaimed WW1-era historical mystery series to investigate the death of a boarding school student.
When Kitty's latest assignment for the New York Sentinel Ladies' Page takes her to Westfield Hall, she expects to find an orderly establishment teaching French and dancing—but there's more going on at the school than initially meets the eye.
Tragedy strikes when a student named Elspeth is found frozen to death in Central Park. The doctor's proclaim that the girl's sleepwalking was the cause, but Kitty isn't so sure.
Determined to uncover the truth, Kitty must investigate a more chilling scenario—a murder that may involve Elspeth's scientist father and a new invention by a man named Thomas Edison.
For fans of Jacqueline Winspear and Rhys Bowen, Murder Between the Lines combines true historical events with a thrilling mystery.
Additional Praise for Murder between the Lines:
"Vatsal's combination of a feisty protagonist with a tumultuous, fast-changing era remains a winning formula."— Publisher's Weekly
About the Author
Radha Vatsal grew up in Mumbai, India, and came to the United States to attend boarding school when she was sixteen. She has stayed here ever since. Her fascination with the 1910s began when she studied women filmmakers and action-film heroines of silent cinema at Duke University, where she earned her Ph.D. from the English Department. A Front Page Affair is her first novel. Radha lives with her husband and two daughters in New York City.
"Intrepid journalist turned amateur sleuth Capability "Kitty" Weeks is in tip-top form in her second outing. As World War I rages in Europe, New Yorker Kitty stumbles on the unexpected death of a schoolgirl—and the more she investigates, the more it looks like murder. Radha Vatsal succeeds once again in fleshing out a strong-willed, ambitious, and thoroughly delightful young heroine, who struggles against the society’s restrictions on so-called career women, while solving crime—and writing news stories—with aplomb." — Susan Elia MacNeal, New York Times bestselling author of the Maggie Hope series
"Vatsal’s combination of a feisty protagonist with a tumultuous, fast-changing era remains a winning formula." — Publishers Weekly
"World history, science, the women’s suffrage movement, and the life and times of early twentieth-century America are skillfully woven through the story of a privileged young woman finding her place in the world, while investigating a death. For readers who enjoy historical
mysteries with young female reporters such as Carol McCleary’s Nellie Bly and Alyssa Maxwell’s Emma Cross. " — Booklist
"This lively mystery moves along at a good pace. The author has done her research well and skillfully weaves it into the story, which is set against a backdrop of WWI espionage and the suffragette movement; the reader gets a vivid feel for the era without any distracting "information dumps." — Historical Novel Society