It’s 1925. Scarlet Haslewood is a con artist. Besides perfectly baked pastries and strong coffee, she has a fondness for stealing things. But she knows that stealing the most famous painting in the world would be pointless. After all, what can you do with it once the world finds out it’s missing? Hide it in your closet? She’d rather use that space for her hat collection. So instead of stealing the Mona Lisa, Scarlet’s going to sell it. There's just one angle she hasn't accounted for. On her way to Paris aboard the Simplon Orient Express, Scarlet meets Thomas White, an American working with the rail company. At first repulsed by his lack of sophistication, after a rather unusual turn of events, Scarlet warms to his kind and generous nature. And when their separate journeys eventually take them in different directions, she finds she has trouble getting Thomas out of her mind. Things get complicated, however, the next time their paths cross. Meanwhile, as Scarlet earns the trust of her latest marks and pulls the strings of her grandest design yet, a past of tragedy and heartbreak still haunts her. How did a young girl from a seemingly idyllic family in Brooklyn become a lying thief in the first place? And can the stranger from the train help her find her way again? ABOUT THE SERIES: Irene Adler meets Elizabeth Bennet in the protagonist of a new series, The Haslewood Chronicles, a blend of vivid historical fiction, deep character development, and clever plot twists. Pick up Book One now and get to know Scarlet & Thomas before Book Two arrives this spring! The Haslewood Chronicles. A journey begins.