By Nancy Atherton
Whilst Lori Shepherd's husband, invoice, is summoned to a will studying on the Earl of Harrisford's resplendent Palladian domestic, Lori herself thinks she is simply alongside for the experience. yet this amassing of the whole Harrisford extended family, them all laid low with the earl's new will, devolves right into a harmful kin dispute.
Burning topiaries, threatening notes, suspicious maids, and kinfolk intrigue lead Lori to hunt her phantom aunt's assist in opting for the wrongdoer prior to she or he can torch the full condominium and its visitors inside of. Atherton's signature whimsy and wonderfully unique twists make for one more scrumptious event with comfortable secret fanatics' favourite supernatural sleuth.
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Six N ell Harris had always been unforgettable. Some said her mother's early death and Derek's years of grief had shaped her charac ter, but Dimity, who'd known Nell as a child, disagreed. Nell would have been exactly who she is, no matter what the circumstances, she'd once told me. Nell is an old soul. She was born knowing more than you or I will ever learn. Dimity's words came back to me as I beheld Nell on the staircase. She was breathtaking--tall and willowy and as ethereally beautiful as a fairy queen, with an aureole of golden curls to serve as her crown.
The man's gaze made a slow return journey to my face. " I licked my lips and decided that it was high time for me to stop behaving like a starstruck teenager. "I'm Lori Shepherd," I said evenly. " "What a coincidence," said Simon. " He leaned closer and purred, "I expect they'll be extremely busy this week. " My mouth fell open. " he said, looking mildly disconcerted. I tilted my head to one side and eyed him doubtfully. "I've heard that married people are supposed to play the field during country-house weekends, but I guess I ex pected the invitations to be a little more subtle.
What a perfectly preposterous suggestion. Honestly, Lori, you must learn to control your penchant for melodrama. "It wasn't my idea," I protested. "It's Emma's. " Emma is clearly having trouble adjusting to her new role as viscountess. Please remind her that we are no longer living in the fifteenth century. Poison-filled rings have gone out of style, even in the most aristocratic circles. I sat back, feeling vaguely disappointed. I'd rather enjoyed the air of intrigue Emma's suspicions had lent the trip.
Aunt Dimity Takes a Holiday by Nancy Atherton