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A lady's guide to gossip and murder /

by Freeman, Dianne [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Freeman, Dianne, Countess of Harleigh mystery: 2.Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, [2019]Edition: Center Point large print edition.Description: 390 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781643583341; 1643583344.Subject(s): Widows -- England -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- England -- London -- Fiction | Extortion investigation -- England -- London -- Fiction | Aristocracy (Social class) -- England -- Fiction | Americans -- England -- Fiction | London (England) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction | Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- FictionSummary: 1899. Frances Wynn, the widowed Countess of Harleigh, has adapted admirably to the quirks and traditions of the British aristocracy, but has little interest in hunting-- for birds or for a second husband. On August twelfth each year most members of the upper class retire to their country estates for grouse-shooting season. When a friend, Mary Archer, is found murdered, Frances' cousin Charles is put in the spotlight. It seems Mary kept notes detailing the private indiscretions of the elite. Was she hording the juicy tidbits for blackmail purposes? As the number of victims increases, it soon seems Frances will be among them. -- adapted from jacket
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Though American by birth, Frances Wynn, the now-widowed Countess of Harleigh, has adapted admirably to the quirks and traditions of the British aristocracy. On August twelfth each year, otherwise known as the Glorious Twelfth, most members of the upper class retire to their country estates for grouse-shooting season. Frances has little interest in hunting -- for birds or a second husband -- and is expecting to spend a quiet few months in London with her almost-engaged sister, Lily, until the throng returns.

Sequel to: A lady's guide to etiquette and murder.

1899. Frances Wynn, the widowed Countess of Harleigh, has adapted admirably to the quirks and traditions of the British aristocracy, but has little interest in hunting-- for birds or for a second husband. On August twelfth each year most members of the upper class retire to their country estates for grouse-shooting season. When a friend, Mary Archer, is found murdered, Frances' cousin Charles is put in the spotlight. It seems Mary kept notes detailing the private indiscretions of the elite. Was she hording the juicy tidbits for blackmail purposes? As the number of victims increases, it soon seems Frances will be among them. -- adapted from jacket

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