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.More info →
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...More info →
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?
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?More info →
She needs to wed... And he's going to find her a husband.
When Margaret Carberry’s mother drags her upstairs at a ball, Margaret does not expect her mother to tie her to the bed and lock the door. Unfortunately, Margaret’s mother has taken it upon herself to declare Margaret compromised—whether or not Margaret wants to resort to such tactics to snare a husband.
Jasper Tierney, the Duke of Jevington, is surprised to encounter a half-clothed woman sprawled upon his bed. He is even more shocked to discover her identity. Margaret Carberry is renowned as an incorrigible wallflower, not a seductress, no matter how appealing her bare flesh is against his bedding. When Margaret declares she won’t go along with her mother’s scheme and will find a husband on her own, Jasper vows to assist her, lest Margaret’s mother concoct another method to arrange a compromising situation. Jasper is certain of one thing: he has no desire to marry.
As Jasper works to match Margaret to a fellow duke, the prospect of a forced marriage with her lacks its earlier loathsomeness. Perhaps he missed his chance for true bliss.More info →
Lady Juliet is happy. Very happy. After all, she's engaged, even if she rarely sees her betrothed. So what if her betrothed keeps postponing their wedding? Or that there are wicked rumors about him? Still, when the Duke of Sherwood doesn't appear at a ball as intended, there's only one thing she can do: discover the truth herself.
Lucas, the Duke of Ainsworth, is exceedingly dull.
At least, that's what he desires everyone to believe. He makes certain to enter into conversations with the ton about obscure plants and to quote Latin tomes while fiddling with his spectacles. By night, Lucas is involved in a different task: bringing down criminals.
No criminal is as elusive as the person spreading counterfeit coin through the Lake District, and Lucas is determined to discover the source. When he sees someone sneak onto the man's estate in the Lake District, he expects to discover one of the man's accomplices. Instead, he is shocked to discover Lady Juliet. Lucas vows to help her, no matter how distracting her alluring presence is.More info →
Sebastian, the Duke of Sandridge, discovers his cottage by the sea has been rented, he is disgruntled. His emotions are not elevated when he discovers his beloved cottage has been rented to a woman he despises.
Genevieve is new to Cornwall. After Genevieve's father encountered financial difficulties, her mother took Genevieve and her younger brother to Cornwall, the furthest point from the Lake District. When a grumpy duke wants to take the cottage away from Genevieve and her mother, Genevieve must hold on to it.
When Genevieve witnesses the duke have a diving mishap, she rescues him. Unfortunately, the duke has worn minimal clothing, and Genevieve might be in a compromising situation. Her mother quickly announces that Genevieve is married to this man. Will the duke ever remember that the woman he thinks he was married to was once his nemesis?More info →