Scotland, 1831. After a tumultuous courtship complicated by three deadly inquiries, Lady Kiera Darby is thrilled to have found both an investigative partner and a fiancé in Sebastian Gage. But with her well-meaning - and very pregnant - sister planning on making their wedding the event of the season, Kiera could use a respite from the impending madness. Commissioned to paint the portrait of Lady Drummond, Kiera is saddened when she recognizes the pain in the baroness' eyes. Lord Drummond is a brute, and his brusque treatment of his wife forces Kiera to think of the torment caused by her own late husband. Kiera isn't sure how to help, but when she finds Lady Drummond prostrate on the floor, things take a fatal turn. The physician called to the house, and Lord Drummond appears satisfied to rule her death natural, but Kiera is convinced that poison is the real culprit. Now, armed only with her knowledge of the macabre and her convictions, Kiera intends to discover the truth behind the baroness' death - no matter what or who stands in her way....
"The journey to uncover a killer takes many twists and leads to a surprising culprit." (RT Book Reviews)
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- Kathi "Love books! Classics and lighter fiction, mysteries (not too violent please :-). And selective non-fiction--whatever takes my fancy."
Story was good but the ending could be better!
Ending be better.
I love how Lady Darby and Gage work together. I love the story line.
I love how she tells the story. She keeps me interested.
the only thing that disappointed me about the book was the author spent time on the story and the mystery, but I thought should would have spent a little time on the wedding. The description of the wedding felt rushed.