The Case at Barton Manor
Free from 11/15-11/19
Not all widows are elderly…and not all ladies are proper.
If one more person gives Rosemary Lillywhite unwanted advice on when
to stop mourning the loss of her beloved husband, she fears she will
lose control of her sensibilities. All she wants is to be left alone to
drown her misery in a glass of gin and tonic, but when Grace Barton
knocks on the door of her dead husband’s investigative office, Rosemary
faces a choice: come out of hiding or turn away someone in need of help.
As Grace recounts her tale of intrigue, Rosemary discovers a shared
connection with the woman that has her accepting an invitation she’d
just as soon turn down. With her best friend—bright young thing Vera
Blackburn—by her side, Rosemary trades her widow weeds for a party dress
and heads to a fancy do at Barton Manor. The drinks flow freely, but
there’s an undercurrent of unease until finally, the night ends in
murder—one in which Rosemary’s brother becomes the prime suspect!
What’s worse, the handsome chief inspector on the case is a man she
knows well: he was her husband’s best mate, and he takes a dim view of
lady detectives—or perhaps just of Rosemary becoming one.
What will it take for Rosemary to solve the crime before her brother hangs for a murder he didn’t commit?