´All the blissful escapism of a Sunday-night period drama in a book´ The Pool on The Mitford Murders As the glamour of the Bright Young Things crashes into the world of the Mitford sisters, their maid Louisa Cannon finds herself at the scene of a gripping murder mystery. Meet the Bright Young Things, the rabble-rousing hedonists of the 1920s whose treasure hunts were a media obsession. One such game takes place at the 18th birthday party of Pamela Mitford, but ends in tragedy as cruel, charismatic Adrian Curtis is pushed to his death from the church neighbouring the Mitford home. The police quickly identify the killer as a maid, Dulcie. But Louisa Cannon, chaperone to the Mitford girls and a former criminal herself, believes Dulcie to be innocent, and sets out to clear the girl´s name . . . all while the real killer may only be steps away. PRAISE FOR THE MITFORD MURDERS SERIES ´A lively, well-written, entertaining whodunit´ The Times (Crime Fiction Book of the Month) ´Exactly the sort of book you might enjoy with the fire blazing, the snow falling. The solution is neat and the writing always enjoyable´ Anthony Horowitz (best crime novels of the year) ´An extraordinary meld of fact and fiction´ Graham Norton ´A must-read series. Give it to absolutely everyone for Christmas, then pre-order the next one´ Susan Hill ´Keeps the reader guessing to the very end. An accomplished crime debut and huge fun to read´ Evening Standard ´True and glorious indulgence. A dazzling example of a Golden Age mystery´ Daisy Goodwin
In 1789, on the eve of the first presidential inauguration, charismatic Lion Hampshire aspires to a seat in the first Congress. In an effort to improve his rakish reputation, he agrees to an arranged marriage with Virginia-bred Priscilla Wade. However, his fiancée´s headstrong lady´s maid, Meagan, is not who she seems to be and Lion´s carefully crafted future may be undone by his passion for the wrong woman... Filled with Cynthia Wright´s hallmarks of warm intimacy, sensual romance, humor, adventure, and colorfully-drawn historical characters like George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, Touch the Sun is a shining achievement by a beloved author! The Beauvisage novels and The Raveneau novels intertwine, with some characters crossing over. Should you wish to listen to them in chronological order, this is the sequence: 1781 - Silver Storm 1783 - Caroline 1789 - Touch the Sun 1793 - Spring Fires (A Beauvisage/Raveneau Novel) 1798 - Smuggler´s Moon (The Raveneaus in Cornwall, Book 1) - available for pre-order 1814 - Surrender the Stars 1814 - Natalya 1818 - Silver Sea (A Raveneau/Beauvisage Novel) 1903 - Tempest 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085941/bk_acx0_085941_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.