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A Deadly Endowment

Audiobook
Fiction: Mystery
Unabridged   11 hour(s)
Publication date: 12/28/2021

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A Deadly Endowment

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Digital Download ISBN:9781696607308

Summary

Set among the landed gentry of post-WWI England and perfect for fans of Downton Abbey, Alyssa Maxwell's latest historical mystery finds sleuthing duo Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her lady's maid, Eva Huntford, hunting a killer after the decision to open Foxwood Hall for guided tours turns deadly.

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The lean times following the Great War continue to require creative solutions for England's noble class. But Lady Phoebe's proposal to open up the Renshaw estate to guided tours for additional income strikes many in the family as a "vulgar enterprise." Phoebe's grandfather, the Earl of Wroxly, however, reluctantly concedes the necessity.

Their first tour group consists of members of the Historical Society, a magazine writer, and a flock of students. It's a large group for Phoebe, Phoebe's sister Amelia, and Eva to manage, and when the widow Arvina Bell goes missing, Eva goes in search of her—only to find her in the library, strangled with a silken drapery cord.

The schoolchildren are promptly sent home, but the members of the Historical Society—many of whom also wandered off at times—remain for interrogation. There is also, curiously, a framed photo missing from the library. As the police hastily zero in on a suspect, Phoebe and Eva weigh the clues. Does the crime have to do with rumors of hidden treasure at Foxwood Hall? But they must make haste to solve the widow's murder—before someone else becomes history . . .

Author Bio

Alyssa Maxwell knew from an early age that she wanted to be a novelist. Growing up in New England fueled a passion for history, while a love of puzzles of all kinds drew her to the mystery genre. She lives in Florida, where she loves to watch BBC productions, sip tea in the afternoons, and delve into the past.