The Property of Lies
by Marjorie Eccles

DI Herbert Reardon is drawn into a world of secrets and lies when a body is discovered at a girls’ boarding school.

1930. When a body is discovered on the premises of the newly-established Maxstead Court School for Girls, Detective Inspector Herbert Reardon is called in to investigate. His wife Ellen having just accepted a job as French teacher, Reardon is alarmed to find the school a hotbed of scandalous secrets, suppressed passions, petty jealousies and wanton schoolgirl cruelty. As he pursues his enquiries, it becomes clear that the dead woman was not who – or what – she claimed to be. Who was she really – and why is Reardon convinced that more than one member of staff is not telling him the whole truth?

Then a pupil goes missing – and the case takes a disturbing new twist …

Reviews

““Eccles entertaining historical mystery series combines nicely rendered period detail along with a complex murder and a completely unexpected ending.”

Booklist

““The clues are clearly presented, but the ending will still come as a surprise””

Publishers Weekly

Marjorie Eccles

Marjorie Eccles was born in Yorkshire and spent much of her childhood there and on the Northumbrian coast. She is the author of many crime novels, including the Gil Mayo police procedurals – which were adapted for television by the BBC – and the DI Herbert Reardon historical mysteries. She has one grown-up son and now lives in Buckinghamshire.

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Editions

The Property of Lies by Marjorie Eccles is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278872071st September 2017146 X 222mm240$28.99
Hardback978072788720731st May 2017146 X 222mm240£20.99
Hardback97807278872071st September 2017146 X 222mm240$28.99
Ebook97817801089571st September 2017N/A240$10.99
Ebook97817801089571st September 2017N/A240£8.99
Ebook97817801089571st September 2017N/A240$10.99
Hardback - Large Print978072789392530th September 2018140 X 222mm352$36.95
Hardback - Large Print978072789392531st July 2018140 X 222mm352£22.99
Hardback - Large Print978072789392530th September 2018140 X 222mm352$36.95
Paperback97818475182791st March 2019140 X 215mm240$17.95
Paperback978184751827928th December 2018140 X 215mm240£12.99
Paperback97818475182791st March 2019140 X 215mm240$17.95
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