The Deathly Portent: A Lady Fan Mystery

The Deathly Portent: A Lady Fan Mystery

Paperback Lady Fan Mysteries

By (author) Elizabeth Bailey

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  • Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
  • Format: Paperback | 376 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 202mm x 30mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 7 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0425245675
  • ISBN 13: 9780425245675
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 480,146

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Her charm and cajolery may fool the unwary. Unscrupulous and cunning, as dauntless as she is resolute, the incomparable "Lady Fan" is as ruthless as the killer she is tracking in...A violent murder has left the village of Witherley aghast. The locals are convinced that a witch doing the devil's work is to blame-a young woman believed to have second sight. The new vicar, Aidan, taking up the cudgels in her defence, fears the witch hunt is escalating out of his control. But help is at hand.The bright and perceptive Ottilia, once a lady's companion and now bride to Lord Francis Fanshawe, is drawn to Witherley by an insatiable curiosity. Ottilia rapidly uncovers a raft of suspects with grudges against the dead man, one of whom is determined to incriminate the "witch." And as foul play runs rampant, Ottilia must wade through the growing hysteria to unravel the tangle and point a finger at the one true menace...

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Elizabeth Bailey is the author of more than a dozen Regency novels. She lives in England.