Lady Darby

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,328 ratings

The Anatomist's Wife Publisher's Summary

Following the death of her husband, Lady Darby has taken refuge at her sister's estate, finding solace in her passion for painting. But when one of the house guests is murdered, her brother-in-law asks her to aid the insufferable Sebastian Gage - a fellow guest with some experience as an inquiry agent. While Gage is clearly more competent than she first assumed, Kiera isn't about to let her guard down, as accusations and rumors swirl. When Kiera and Gage's search leads them to even more gruesome discoveries, a series of disturbing notes urges Lady Darby to give up the inquiry. But Kiera is determined to protect her family and prove her innocence, even as she risks becoming the next victim.

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  • Book 1

    • The Anatomist's Wife

    • Lady Darby Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Anna Lee Huber
    • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 602
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 550
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 549

    Following the death of her husband, Lady Darby has taken refuge at her sister's estate, finding solace in her passion for painting. But when one of the house guests is murdered, her brother-in-law asks her to aid the insufferable Sebastian Gage - a fellow guest with some experience as an inquiry agent. While Gage is clearly more competent than she first assumed, Kiera isn't about to let her guard down, as accusations and rumors swirl.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good read.

    • By sslarigo on 01-22-15

    Regular price: $30.09

  • Book 2

    • Mortal Arts

    • Lady Darby, Book 2
    • By: Anna Lee Huber
    • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383

    After her foray into murder investigation, Lady Kiera Darby must journey to Edinburgh with her family so that her pregnant sister can be close to proper medical care. But the city is full of many things Kiera isn't quite ready to face: the society ladies keen on judging her, her fellow investigator (and romantic entanglement) Sebastian Gage, and ultimately, another deadly mystery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great second book to a (hopefully) ongoing series

    • By sslarigo on 01-22-15

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 3

    • A Grave Matter

    • Lady Darby Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Anna Lee Huber
    • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325

    Returning to her childhood home, Lady Kiera Darby hopes her beloved brother Trevor and the merriment of the Hogmanay Ball will distract her. But when a caretaker is murdered and a grave is disturbed at nearby Dryburgh Abbey, Kiera is once more thrust into the cold grasp of death. While Kiera knows that aiding in another inquiry will only further tarnish her reputation, her knowledge of anatomy could make the difference in solving the case.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narration Throw Me for Loop

    • By Zee on 11-28-14

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 4

    • A Study in Death

    • Lady Darby Mystery Series #4
    • By: Anna Lee Huber
    • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305

    Scotland, 1831. After a tumultuous courtship complicated by three deadly inquiries, Lady Kiera Darby is thrilled to have found both an investigative partner and a fiancé in Sebastian Gage. But with her well-meaning - and very pregnant - sister planning on making their wedding the event of the season, Kiera could use a respite from the impending madness. Commissioned to paint the portrait of Lady Drummond, Kiera is saddened when she recognizes the pain in the baroness' eyes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Warning: don't read this series out of order

    • By Kathi on 09-28-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 4.5

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  • Book 5

    • As Death Draws Near

    • Lady Darby Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Anna Lee Huber
    • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236

    July 1831. In the midst of their idyllic honeymoon in England's Lake District, Kiera and Gage's seclusion is soon interrupted by a missive from her new father-in-law. A deadly incident involving a distant relative of the Duke of Wellington has taken place at an abbey south of Dublin, Ireland, and he insists that Kiera and Gage look into the matter.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story; so-so narrator

    • By Maine Knitter on 06-29-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 6

    • A Brush with Shadows

    • Lady Darby Mystery Series, Book 6
    • By: Anna Lee Huber
    • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    July 1831. It's been 15 years since Sebastian Gage has set foot in Langstone Manor. Though he has shared little with his wife, Lady Kiera Darby, about his past, she knows that he planned never to return to the place of so many unhappy childhood memories. But when an urgent letter from his grandfather reaches them in Dublin, Ireland, and begs Gage to visit, Kiera convinces him to go.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wrongful assumptions

    • By Annette Mitchell on 09-23-18

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 7

    • An Artless Demise

    • A Lady Darby Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Anna Lee Huber
    • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    After fleeing London in infamy more than two years prior, Lady Kiera Darby's return to the city is anything but mundane, though not for the reasons she expected. A gang of body snatchers is arrested on suspicion of imitating the notorious misdeeds of Edinburgh criminals Burke and Hare - killing people from the streets and selling their bodies to medical schools. Then Kiera's past - a past she thought she'd finally made peace with - rises up to haunt her.    

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Astounding

    • By R. L. Bavry on 04-23-19

    Regular price: $20.99