The Curious Case of Lady Latimer's Shoes
#1 long island instances bestselling writer Stephanie Laurens brings you a story of mysterious demise, feuding households, star-crossed lovers—and footwear to die for.
With her husband, amateur-sleuth the Honorable Barnaby Adair, decidedly eccentric stylish matron Penelope Adair is attending the leading occasion starting the haut ton’s Season while a physique is came upon within the gardens. a girl has been struck down with a finial from the terrace balustrade. Her relations is current, as are the cream of the haut ton—the surprised hosts flip to Barnaby and Penelope for help.
Barnaby calls in Inspector Basil Stokes and so they start their research. Penelope assists through studying all she will be able to concerning the victim’s kinfolk, and uncovers a feud among them and the Latimers over the incredible sneakers referred to as woman Latimer’s footwear, at present particular to the Latimers.
The deeper Penelope delves, the extra confident she turns into that the homicide is by some means hooked up to the footwear. She conscripts Griselda, Stokes’s spouse, and Violet Montague, now Penelope’s secretary, and the trio got down to examine all they could concerning the humans concerned, and most significantly the footwear, a path vindicated while unforeseen witnesses file seeing a girl fleeing the scene—wearing woman Latimer’s shoes.
But not anything is because it turns out, and the extra Penelope and her buddies know about the sneakers, conundrums abound, compounded through a Romeo-and-Juliet romance and escalating social pressure…until finally the items fall into position, and at last realizing what has happened, the six intrepid investigators race to avoid a good worse tragedy.
A pre-Victorian secret with robust components of romance. a singular of 76,000 words.
An access within the Casebook of Barnaby Adair sequence, the occasions during this novel take place among the occasions defined within the Casebook novels, THE MASTERFUL MR. MONTAGUE and the impending LOVING ROSE: THE REDEMPTION OF MALCOLM SINCLAIR.
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"In an Amanda Quick-style suspense/romance, Laurens by no means loses contact together with her characters' deep feelings or the haunting mystery." Romantic Times
Pair or in creating a separate pair that Myrtle doesn’t find out about. We simply want one unfastened pair, after all.” They have been again within the carriage and rolling round the northern border of Regent’s Park on their method to Griselda’s apartment. Hettie and the now-drowsy little ones have been at the seat along Penelope, whereas Griselda and Violet occupied the seat contrary. Griselda looked Penelope with amused affection. “You appear to have authorized that the girl at the terrace wasn’t any of the Latimers, although.
converse with whoever was once up there?” “No.” Cynthia shook her head, the reaction really sure. “She appeared up and the ball struck her—it occurred immediately.” “Instantaneously,” Hartley proven. His expression grim, his gaze, too, had grown far-off as he relived these moments within the Fairchilds’ backyard. Pausing in basic terms in brief to outline her top tack, Penelope quietly directed, “If you could, please take into consideration the ball falling towards woman Galbraith. may you inform no matter if it dropped immediately down.
Nodded. “They are—and it’s time we positioned a cease to it. It’s time we introduced them jointly back a good way to all begin therapeutic. so that they can all be stronger.” taking a look into her eyes, Hartley drew at the power she consistently provided him. Taking a breath, he admitted, “My father and my sisters…the funeral’s the next day to come. in the event that they can’t lean in your relatives for aid, I in truth don’t know the way any of them are going to get via it—and having part the ton staring at is barely going to make issues rather a lot worse.”.
Monica, and I’ll swear that each one how you can my grave.” The maid drew breath and went on, “Then she discovered these sneakers, and he or she made her vast plan to teach them off to her ladyship, all to make her mom happy—so excited she was once whilst she went off to that giant ball…” The maid’s expression grew grim. “But then she got here again, and her ladyship was once useless, and omit Monica fell aside. She was once a break. i presumed she’d come round, yet she merely received worse. This evening…I didn’t see it coming. She knocked me out.
Griselda past, by means of Stokes, Violet, and Montague. eager to ascertain they reached the river ahead of Monica, they’d tumbled out in their carriages in Whitehall. Stokes had noticed a constable and have been approximately to hail him whilst Penelope had stuck his arm and fiercely whispered, “Don’t!” whilst Stokes had blinked at her, she’d acknowledged, “We can’t deal with Monica as though she’s a felony, now not till we’ve confirmed that she is. And I’m totally unsure she is.” The latter assertion had sounded.