From the Ashes (Ravenwood Mysteries #1)
San Francisco, 1900. Isobel Kingston is an unconventional woman. Wild and unrestrained in her youth; she's reputed to have rebelliously lit up a cigarette while acting the flower girl at her brother's wedding. But that was all in the past, and after a strict European boarding school had tamed her, she married a wealthy attorney. And now she's gone missing.
Not one, but two, ransom notes are delivered. And her husband hires the famed Atticus Riot, gentleman detective, to bring her safely home. But Riot has his own troubles. Three years ago, he took a bullet to the head when his partner was brutally murdered. Haunted by regret, he reluctantly takes the case, and soon discovers that the circumstances of Isobel's abduction is far more complex than he ever imagined.
A gripping historical mystery for fans of Deanna Raybourn, Laurie R. King, and Jacqueline Windspear.