The second book of the Victorian Mysteries series is an outstanding history of the town of Asheboro, Maryland, it's library and Henry Barton's factory. Kate Hamilton is attempting to move ahead with the plans to turn Asheboro back to a VICTORIAN VILLAGE. She is finding it to be huge. She invites an expert, on manuscripts to catalog the paper in the Barton's Mansion. Plans to move the papers to the library are delayed as a body is found in the library just before the papers are to be delivered. Nowhere do they find the records for the factory. A Visit to the factory brings a huge surprise to light. What other secrets are to be found as Kate and historian Joshua explore the Mansion documents and Henry Barton's life. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES. Disclosure: Thanks to St. Martins Press for a copy through NetGalley. The opinions expressed are my own.