and her friend, Scotland Yard detective George Sutherland,
have been invited to a New Year's Eve ball at Castorbrook
Castle, thanks to her British publisher. Shortly after arriving,
Jessica finds the body of a lady's maid in the garden.
the host, Lord Norrance, and others in the household and party
quests squabble over the death in totally British style, family
relations are strained and old wounds are opened and cutting
remarks are handed out. And that is just at teatime!
approaches the next night, the Earl offers a toast along with
fireworks. But everything comes to a screeching halt when
the Lord of the manor falls ill and dies, apparently poisoned.
The number of suspects with a grudge against the Earl sprouts
like English ivy.
up to Jessica to find the killer, or killers, before another
body welcomes in the New Year.
Jessica is right in the middle of things. She has her work
cut out for her this time. Dealing with, the "oh so proper",
British is a challenge for anyone. It gets a little slow at
times, but it always picks right back up again. It keeps you
reading right to the end because you want to find out if you
picked the right suspect or not.
of other titles in this series
and Murder #24
Question of Murder #25
Strikes and You?e Dead #26
Slaying in Savannah #30
Fine Art of Murder #36
at High Tide #37
on Murder #40
of a Blue Blood #42
Ghost and Mrs. Fletcher #44
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