By Dara England
Homicide was once by no means so refined... while her vacation at the coast of Cornwall takes a perilous flip, it's as much as Drucilla Winterbourne to discover the damaging secrets and techniques the population of Blackridge condo will do whatever to hide. yet can a formal younger girl from London society understand the darkish explanations of a killer? finished In homicide is the 1st in a chain of ancient secret novelettes that includes intrepid Victorian heroines as much as their bustles in crime. those works are just loosely hooked up and will be learn in any order.
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But she was not imagining these incidents. Someone had begun following her with secret, possibly evil, intentions. And it might be that same someone watching her now. Suddenly the graveyard seemed a less safe place. Her dizziness had passed now. Even if it hadn’t, she would not have lingered here. Unease spurring her on, Celeste abandoned her seat and hurried along the path that would return her to Blackridge House. Chapter Two Hanover Square, London Drucilla Winterbourne rapped softly at the closed door of her brother’s study and didn’t await permission to enter before letting herself into the enveloping warmth of the inner room.
Celeste had made his acquaintance while visiting relatives in the countryside last summer. Though her letters to Drucilla had been full of him at the time, there was little practical knowledge there, just the lovesick praises of an eighteen-year-old girl who had clearly been swept away by the charm of her first real suitor. Perhaps it was unfair of Drucilla to form an ill opinion of a man she had not yet met. But there had always seemed to her something strange about the whirlwind courtship, followed by a hasty marriage.
Father, I don’t believe you’ve met our guest yet,” Southorn said. “Allow me to present Miss Drucilla Winterbourne. ” She became aware the older man was studying her critically. Refusing to shrink before him, she met his direct gaze with a challenging look of her own. She thought she caught a hint of approval flickering behind his eyes but then it was gone. Aloud, he merely observed, “Yours is an unusual profile, Miss Winterbourne. ” It had more the ring of a command than a request. “My father is a very skilled painter,” Southorn explained, at her baffled look.