A Dangerous Deceit
by Marjorie Eccles
The key to unlocking a series of murders in 1920s’ Worcestershire lies in South Africa – and a devastating 20-year-old secret
February, 1927. The remains of an unidentified middle-aged man are found beneath the snow in the grounds of Maxtead Court, home of the wealthy Scroope family. Meanwhile, Margaret Rees-Talbot is preparing for her wedding to the Rev Symon Scroope – to the disapproval of some residents of the small market town of Folbury, who think it’s too soon after the death of Margaret’s father Osbert, found drowned in his bath a few months previously. An accident – or was there more to it than that?
Before he died, Osbert had been writing an account of his experiences as a soldier during the Second Boer War. But what really happened in South Africa back in 1902? Could there be a connection to his death? Then a second death occurs. And it becomes increasingly clear to the investigating DI Herbert Reardon that at least one Folbury resident has a shocking secret to hide.
Genre: Historical Crime & Mystery
“Stately standalone from Eccles”
“Good period ambiance, a rich cast of characters, and numerous plot twists make this mixture of period drama and police procedural a gripping and satisfying read.”
A Dangerous Deceit by Marjorie Eccles is available in the following formats
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