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Calamity under the Chandelier

Calamity under the Chandelier

Murder. Manor homes. Malfunctioning chandeliers.

Hollywood starlets are supposed to be happily on set in sunny California, and not trapped in drafty manor houses during ferocious snowstorms.

But after Cora Clarke's best friend and fellow actress elopes with an English earl, Cora visits England to help her friend brave the aristocratic disapproval of her new husband's family.

Unfortunately the holiday turns nightmarish when a chandelier crashes down and kills somebody. When suspicion falls on her friend, Cora vows to figure out the identity of the murderer. After all, blizzards have a habit of preventing the police from arriving, and body counts have a dreadful habit of growing.

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Danger on the Downs

Danger on the Downs

A deadly house party. 

Former Hollywood starlet Cora Clarke may be new to England, but she does know that visiting the seaside is supposed to be a soothing experience. The snowy white cliffs and foamy ocean are indeed idyllic, but when her great aunt's employer insists someone is trying to murder her husband, Cora is whisked off to a house party with her pet bichon. When someone soon turns up dead, Cora discovers Sussex might possess scandals that exceed anything a Hollywood director might conjure for the silver screen...

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The Body in Bloomsbury

The Body in Bloomsbury

Murder in London...
Former Hollywood starlet Cora Clarke is eager to move into a flat in Bloomsbury with her pet bichon Archibald. Unfortunately, when she enters her new bedroom, a man is already there.
And he's dead.
Someone in Cora's building is a murderer. Can she discover who it is before she becomes the next victim?

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A Continental Murder

A Continental Murder

When Cora learns her father is missing on the continent, there’s only one thing she can do: find him herself. Armed with her best friend Veronica, she heads to Italy. Never mind that it’s 1938 and the continent doesn’t seem the best place to be.

The magnificent, imposing Grand Hotel seems the sort of place her father would enjoy. But when a murder occurs, Cora realizes the hotel is not as peaceful as it appears... Can she solve the murder before the murderer pins the crime on Cora and her father?

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The Duke Before Christmas

The Duke Before Christmas

She accidentally proposed to a duke... then he accepted. 
Marriage was only supposed to be a business arrangement: Portia wasn’t supposed to fall in love. But then, Colin North, the Duke of Brightling, wasn’t supposed to board the ship to Guernsey either.

Unfortunately, Portia isn’t informed about a clause of her late father’s will that stipulates that if she doesn’t marry by the end of the year, she will lose her inheritance, until it is almost too late. She must find a husband herself: one who is not picky and requires money. Fortunately, she finds just the person.

Colin North, the Duke of Brightling, does not require a bride. But when he mistakenly takes the cabin of Portia’s new betrothed on a ship bound for Guernsey, and she insists he marry her, he decides he may as well accept her offer. There’s something appealing about her, and he can’t abide the thought of ruining her life. After a decade of being chased by matchmaking mamas and simpering debutantes, it’s a relief to find someone who doesn’t know he’s wealthy and titled.

Then the chaos begins. 

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