I really enjoyed Christina Trent's first work, The Queen's Dollmaker, so I had high hopes for this one. Once again, she creates a strong female lead character with a unique and interesting profession. This time she introduces us to Violet Morgan, a dedicated and caring undertaker in Victorian England. I love how Trent delves into the details of mourning and funeral practices of the period while weaving a compelling tale. In the course of her duties, Violet becomes involved with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and becomes embroiled in a mystery surrounding the similar deaths of two seemingly unrelated people. The mystery was intriguing with a satisfying and nail-biting conclusion. I look forward to reading more from this author.