Death in a Scarlet Coat (Lord Francis Powerscourt)

Death in a Scarlet Coat (Lord Francis Powerscourt)

David Dickinson


grasp of the quest, the 15th Earl of Candlesby, has come to steer his riders once more. yet this time he comes as a corpse, wrapped in blankets throughout his horse, a nook of his scarlet coat seen within the morning mist. merely 3 humans see the physique. One dies. one other vanishes. Now just one guy is aware how he used to be killed. Powerscourt is summoned to enquire homicide in a crumbling apartment the place the paper is peeling off the partitions and the filled owls each one basically have one leg. The property is nearly bankrupt as Powerscourt uncovers a global of jealousy, revenge and hatred, the place the sons are as dissolute and hazardous because the father. The 15th earl had left a path of duels, robbery and adultery around the flatlands of Lincolnshire. It takes one other loss of life and a dangerous chase below the crumbling property sooner than Powerscourt unlocks the key of demise in a scarlet coat. compliment for David Dickinson: 'Splendid leisure' Publishers Weekly 'Detective fiction within the grand kind' James Naughtie 'Beguilingly actual from begin to finish...you need to pinch your self to remind you that it truly is fiction - or is it?' Peter Snow 'Dickinson's everyday historic tidbits and patches of neighborhood color swathed in...appealing Victorian narrative' Kirkus experiences

Show sample text content

Download sample