After a courtship-by-mail with Julia, an unseen lady from St. Louis, wealthy New Orleans bachelor Louis Durand proposes marriage. The couple marry, and Durand settles into a blissful new life—until his beautiful bride and his fortune vanish. Driven half-mad by heartbreak, Durand becomes obsessed with tracking Julia down and taking his revenge. But once he finds her, he realizes the situation is not so simple. Is she a cold-blooded femme fatale, or a desperate woman trapped in a dangerous game? (KG)
This title is included in our 2021 Book a Month: Mysteries package.