By Dara England

Homicide used to be by no means so refined... while her vacation at the coast of Cornwall takes a perilous flip, it's as much as Drucilla Winterbourne to discover the harmful secrets and techniques the population of Blackridge residence will do whatever to hide. yet can a formal younger woman from London society understand the darkish factors of a killer? comprehensive In homicide is the 1st in a sequence of old secret novelettes that includes intrepid Victorian heroines as much as their bustles in crime. those works are just loosely attached and will be learn in any order.

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She didn’t deny it. ” He didn’t answer directly but stared off over her head. “I think you’re a very clever sort of girl, Miss Winterbourne. ” She frowned. Was that a taunt? What did he know that he wasn’t saying? But before she could badger him for more information, he called out over her shoulder. “There you are, Father. ” Stomach muscles tightening involuntarily in anticipation of who stood behind her, Drucilla turned. Chapter Eight On seeing him up close, Drucilla was surprised how greatly Lord Litchfield resembled his youngest son.

The exotic eyes set against bronze-tinted skin were wary, suspicious, as they took Drucilla in. The strange young woman’s full, wine-colored lips formed an unwelcoming frown. Drucilla couldn’t help but notice the girl’s exceptional beauty. Her dark hair was glossy, her face shapely, and her fingers, appearing around the door’s edge, were long and slender. She looked more like some visiting foreign princess than a woman who ought to be answering doors in a great house in Cornwall, Drucilla thought.

I’ve told you, I don’t care if you want to keep your mistress around but never think of her as anything more than that. Such a marriage would be unacceptable, both socially and—” “I know, I know. ” “Just think on what I’ve said. ” His words appeared to sober the mood of the room and silence descended. The sound of footsteps approaching the door was the only warning Drucilla had the men were about to exit the room. Scurrying away, she ducked into the next open doorway, which happened to lead into the dining hall.

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