By Dolores Gordon-Smith
It's 1922 and Jack Haldean, younger crime author and previous Royal Flying Corps pilot, is having fun with the neighborhood fete on a gorgeous summer's day in rural Sussex. yet then Jack's fellow officer, Jeremy Boscombe, is located lifeless within the fortune teller's tent and later a similar day Boscombe's shady pal, Reggie Morton, is murdered within the village pub. Jack's look for the reality will lead him again to the conflict of the Somme and an act of poor betrayal.
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He was born in 1767, he travelled in the Orient for several years, and he returned to France to discover that an imposter had assumed his identity and looted his estates. The imposter attacked him when he was unmasked, and was killed. So de Bassompierre resumed his station in society, corresponded with men of scienceall this is in the official biographical material about himand he was useful to Napoleon on one or two occasions but was highly regarded by the Bourbons when they returned. " Pepe frowned.
He protested. " "Why, Valerie! We were children together! And I knew this Madame Carroll when she was a skinny virgin, trying desperately to get herself a suitable husband! She's Valerie's aunt and she was a tartar then and she's worse now! Valeric lives with her! " Pepe snorted. "You talked to her for fifteen minutes and you have a complete picture of the difficulties to romance with her! " Harris said indignantly: "But she's a nice kid! I liked her when we were children! And dammit, I've been lonesome!
I have a memory, a vague one. It seems to me that there was some story, perhaps a novel, about a Maximilian. " "Carlotta," said Harrison. " agreed Pepe, relievedly. "Certainly! We read the same novel at some time or another! " He stopped short. His mouth dropped open. There was again a faint feeling of giddiness in the air. Again one could not be sure that he felt it. The branches of the trees again seemed changed, as if they'd grown differently from the way they'd looked before. A door across the street looked right again, where before it hadn't.
A Fête Worse Than Death (Jack Haldean, Book 1) by Dolores Gordon-Smith