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A rather necessary end
Ferguson, Jo Ann.
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Publication Information:
New York : Kensington Pub. Corp., [2002]

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254 pages ; 17 cm.
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This first in a new series by Ferguson introduces Lady Priscilla Flanders, widow of the vicar of the village of Hempten-on-Heath, and her roguish friend, Sir Neville Hathaway, whose sleuthing escapades are enhanced by a partnership with potential romance. When Priscilla is the prime suspect in the murder of her neighbor, she and Neville must uncover the truth.

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When the body of the duke of Meresden is found in Lady Priscilla Flanders' garden, some of the residents of Stonehall-on-Sea immediately begin wondering just how involved she may be. Rather than relying on the local constable to find out who killed the duke, Priscilla decides to investigate the crime herself to clear her name of suspicion. Fortunately for her, Neville Hathaway, one of her late husband's good friends, is visiting and offers his assistance and experience as a former Bow Street runner. Together Priscilla and Neville attempt to unravel a tangled web of deceptions that hides the real identity of the duke's murderer. Set in a charming village by the sea and filled with a cast of quirky secondary characters, the first in a new series by Ferguson is an amusing blend of mystery and romance. --John Charles

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