On Sale: April 19, 2010
Delightful tale of an English fete, reissued in case you missed it!
Writer Sheila Malory, seen before in Mrs. Malory Investigates and other mysteries, visits the annual Taviscombe Festival, which has been appropriated and aggrandized by Adrian Palgrave, a poet and biographer of little renown. Palgrave, who has been named literary executor for writer and man-of-the-world Lawrence Meredith, a leading literary figure of the 1920s and 30s, is found beaten to death during the first performance of the festival, and suspects are all around. TV documentary-maker Oliver Stevens fears disclosure of an affair. Young Robin Turner, treasurer for the festival, had been criticized frequently by the dead poet Two other deaths and an attempt to destroy Meredith’s papers lead Sheila to search for long-held secrets that bred fatal consequences.