By Dara England

Homicide used to be by no means so refined... whilst her vacation at the coast of Cornwall takes a dangerous flip, it truly is as much as Drucilla Winterbourne to discover the harmful secrets and techniques the population of Blackridge condo will do something to hide. yet can a formal younger woman from London society understand the darkish causes of a killer? complete In homicide is the 1st in a sequence of historic secret novelettes that includes intrepid Victorian heroines as much as their bustles in crime. those works are just loosely attached and will be learn in any order.

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Thank you, Rosie,” she said, dismissing the maid. But the girl seemed to hesitate. “Yes, Rosie? ” The maid’s face was openly curious. ” So she was that sort of servant. Well, that was all right. It occurred to Drucilla she might be able to ask a gossipy maid questions it would not be tactful to ask Lord Absalom. She did need to learn more about Celeste’s death. Only when she knew the full of it could she accept the tragedy and move forward. ” she asked casually. ” It wasn’t subtle but it was all the prodding the maid needed.

Was that a taunt? What did he know that he wasn’t saying? But before she could badger him for more information, he called out over her shoulder. “There you are, Father. ” Stomach muscles tightening involuntarily in anticipation of who stood behind her, Drucilla turned. Chapter Eight On seeing him up close, Drucilla was surprised how greatly Lord Litchfield resembled his youngest son. They shared the same build, handsome features, and dark hair and eyes. Only the elder man’s face was lightly marked with lines around the eyes and mouth and his hair was streaked with silver at the temples.

Celeste certainly sounds to be in good health, but there is something troubling her. I suspect it may have to do with her new husband or his family. ” Deep unease stirred within her as she remembered a particular passage from the letter. Please come to me, dearest Cilla. I shall feel safe with you near. Safe. Such an odd choice of words. Drucilla suppressed a shiver but did not quote the passage to Edwin, for she felt that would be a betrayal of Celeste’s confidence. Besides, the hint of danger it suggested would disturb her brother and run counter to her purpose.

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