By Charlotte MacLeod
Professor Peter Shandy eventually succumbs to Jemima Ames, Chairperson for Balaclava Agricultural College's significant fundraiser, the Grand Illumination. He buries his small brick condominium lower than an avalanche of tawdry plastic and escapes on a sea cruise. yet he returns to discover Jemima lifeless on his lounge flooring and a homicide to resolve.
By Sheila Connolly
Second within the sequence that readers can sink their the teeth into.
Orchard proprietor Meg Corey needs to transparent her identify of homicide after the invention of a pesticide-poisoned physique in her springhouse.
By Charles Finch
On any given day in London, all Charles Lenox, Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer, desires to do is sit back in his inner most learn with a cup of tea, a roaring fireplace and a great publication. but if his lifelong pal girl Jane asks for his support, Lenox can't face up to one other probability to resolve a secret, no matter if it capacity trudging during the snow to her townhouse subsequent door.
One of Jane's former servants, Prudence Smith, is useless – an obvious suicide. yet Lenox suspects whatever way more sinister: homicide, through a unprecedented and lethal poison. the home the place the lady labored is filled with suspects, and even though Prudence dabbled with the hearts of various males, Lenox is baffled by means of an elusive loss of purpose within the girl's death.
When one other physique turns up throughout the London season's most trendy ball, Lenox needs to untangle an online of loyalties and animosities. was once it jealousy that killed Prudence? Or was once it anything else completely, whatever that Lenox by myself can discover ahead of the killer moves back – disturbingly on the subject of domestic?