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By Deanna Raybourn

Clean from a six-month sojourn in Italy, girl Julia returns domestic to Sussex to discover her father's property crowded with friends and family— yet darkish deeds are afoot on the deconsecrated abbey, and a assassin roams the traditional cloisters. a lot to her shock, the single guy she had was hoping to forget—the enigmatic and compelling Nicholas Brisbane—is between her father's houseguests… and he isn't by myself. to not be outdone, Julia indicates him that can play at flirtation and briskly introduces him to her dedicated, more youthful, titled Italian count.But the homecoming celebrations quick take a ghastly flip whilst one of many visitors is located brutally murdered within the chapel, and a member of girl Julia's family confesses to the crime. yes of her cousin's innocence, girl Julia resumes her not going and deliciously fascinating partnership with Nicholas Brisbane, getting down to resolve a tangle of deceit earlier than the killer can strike back. whilst a surprising storm from snow blankets the abbey like a shroud, it falls to girl Julia and Nicholas Brisbane to respond to the shriek of homicide such a lot foul.

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Had I been asked to choose, I would have picked the younger man for Lucy's betrothed. He 57 looked only a handful of years her elder, while Sir Cedric might well have been her father. " He took the hand I offered, his manners carefully correct, although not from the schoolroom, I fancied. There was the slightest hesitation in his gestures, as though he were taking a fleeting second to remember a lesson he had only recently been taught. He performed flawlessly, but not naturally, and it occurred to me this was a man who had brought himself up in the world, by his own efforts, and his baronetcy had been his reward.

I know nothing because he has not written. " My sister pursed her lips. "Not a word? Even after he kissed you? " I waved a hand. "It is all water down the stream now. I have done with him. I doubt I shall meet him again in any case. Our paths are not likely to cross. We have no need of an inquiry agent, and the only relation of his who moves in society is the Duke of Aberdour. " I looked at her closely. "Do not think on it, Portia. It was foolish of me to imagine there was something there. " Portia smiled, a smile that did not touch her eyes.

We arrived at the station with mere minutes to spare. A fleet of porters navigated us swiftly to the platform, grumbling good-naturedly about the strain on their backs. I had just turned to answer the sauciest of them when I heard my name called above the din of the crowded platform. "Julia Grey! What on earth do you mean loading down honest Englishmen like native bearers? " I swung round to see my favourite sister bearing down on me with a porter staggering behind her. He was gasping, his complexion very nearly the colour of Plum's disgusting coat.

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