By Amanda Quick
Unique booklet: 1998
Leo Drake, the "Mad Monk of Monkcrest," is notoriously eccentric and definitely reclusive. But he's additionally a famous antiquities specialist, that's why Beatrice Poole has demanded his reluctant assistance.
The freethinking authoress of "horrid novels," Beatrice is trying to find the Forbidden earrings of Aphrodite, a mythic treasure she suspects performed a job in her uncle's death. Beatrice reveals Leo each piece as attention-grabbing as one of many heroes in her novels--and she's confident he's the one one that might help her. But after in basic terms 5 mins in her corporation, Leo is bound he's by no means met a lady extra infuriating...and likely to rescue him from boredom.
Yet the alliance may perhaps turn out to be the most important mistake in their lives. For a villain lurks in London, looking forward to the pair to unearth the Forbidden Rings--knowing that after they do, that day might be their last....