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A Regency mystery follows Jessica Greenwood's investigation into her aunt's murder, a case complicated by her relative's leaving her fortune to Jessica provided she marries one of her four cousins--one of whom is the killer
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The author's newest Regency mystery (Royal Revels, etc.) finds Jessica Greenwood, 26, in an emotional upheaval. After her mother's death ten years ago, she was given a home with great-aunt Hettie Farr, wealthy mistress of Downsview, in Sussex--ministering to her needs, growing fond of the kindly woman beneath the testy exterior. An annual highlight of Jessica's drab life is the New Year's visit of Hettie's four bachelor nephews--Otto and Horatio Farr; Felix and Gregory Chapman--all possible suitors. This reunion starts well- -Felix reveling in the critical praise of his new translation of Plutarch; playboy Gregory wheedling the promise of 500 pounds from Hettie; Horatio worrying about the crumbling roof of his own manor house; handsome Otto promising a carriage ride next day. But it all falls apart in the morning when Hettie is found in her bed, dead of poison, and her companion, Mrs. Manners, is a second murder victim soon after. Hettie's will leaves all to Jessica, provided she marries one of the nephews within a year. Now Jessica's efforts are bent on finding the murderer before she becomes a third victim. This entails a great deal of dull talk, much ado about locks, windows, and a host of other trivia--all sans input from any law authority. The unsurprising killer is eventually caught red-handed, allowing Jessica to walk into the sunset with the man of her choice. Clumsily plotted, unconvincingly motivated, but a not-too- silly heroine and nicely done period ambiance make this one harmlessly readable. -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Thorndike Press. Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0786202459I5N10
Book Description Thorndike Pr, Thorndike, Maine, U.S.A., 1994. Soft cover. Condition: Good. Large Print Edition. ISBN: 0786202459. Ex-library book. Library sticker on spine. Book is laminated. Soft creases in cover. Large print edition. Mystery Novel. Soft cover. 35. Seller Inventory # JH3246d
Book Description Thorndike Pr, U.S.A., 1994. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. Large print. F Library of Congress copy / collectable! A.069. Seller Inventory # 000657
Book Description Thorndike Pr, 1994. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0786202459