By Dolores Gordon-Smith
While Mrs Paxton, concerning the aristocratic Leigh family members of Sussex, is located poisoned in her bed room one morning, hands element in the direction of her artist nephew Terence Napier, visible leaving the home prior that prior night after a row over her will. Months later and Napier hasn't ever been discovered, yet apparently a lifeless physique is found in a educate compartment, and scattered on the lifeless man's ft are the recognized Leigh sapphires – a necklace owned via Mrs Paxton, yet destined to return to the Leighs within the occasion of her death.
Scotland backyard once more name upon the prone of writer Jack Haldean to assist resolve this most complex of situations. quickly there are hyperlinks to a serial thief and assassin, often called the The Vicar, and it sort of feels there's extra to this example than a kinfolk feud over inheritance.
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I got a card-” “I believe we’ve accumulated quite a collection of your cards, Syd,” the duke broke in. “So generous… Not one member of the staff has been overlooked. ” With a shy smile, Emma placed her sherry glass on the table at her knee and crossed the room to take the duke’s arm. Syd offered his to Kate, Susannah latched on to Derek’s, and the three couples made their way up the hall to the dining room, Syd’s voice booming, Susannah murmuring, and Emma raising a hand to rub her temple. It was shaping up to be an exceptionally long evening.
Blood From a Stone (Jack Haldean Murder, Book 7) by Dolores Gordon-Smith