Fatal Masquerade (A Lady Alkmene Cosy Mystery, Book 4)

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Lady Alkmene and Jake Dubois are back in a gripping new adventure facing dangerous opponents at a masked ball in the countryside. Masked danger...

Lady Alkmene Callender has always loved grand parties, but when she receives an invitation to a masked ball thrown by Franklin Hargrove – oil magnate, aviation enthusiast and father of her best friend, Denise – she’s never seen such luxury. The estate is lit up with Chinese lanterns in the gardens, boats operated by footmen float across the pond and the guest list features the distinguished, rich and powerful!

But below the glamour, evil is lurking. When a dead body is discovered, it forces Lady Alkmene to throw off her mask and attempt to find the true killer before Denise’s family are accused. If only her partner, Jake Dubois, weren’t hiding something from her...

This case might just be more dangerous than either of them could have imagined.

1. A Proposal to Die For
2. Diamonds of Death
3. Deadly Treasures
4. A Fatal Masquerade

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About the author

VIVIAN CONROY discovered Agatha Christie at thirteen and devoured all the Poirot and Miss Marple stories. Even more fun than reading was thinking up her own fog-filled alleys, missing heirs and priceless artefacts. So Vivian created feisty Lady Alkmene and reporter Jake Dubois sleuthing in 1920s’ London and the countryside, first appearing in A Proposal to Die For. For the latest on #LadyAlkmene, with a dash of dogs and chocolate, follow Vivian on Twitter via @VivWrites

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Publisher
HarperCollins UK
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Published on
Oct 4, 2017
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9780008257538
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
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‘This book is a cross between "Downton Abbey" and "Miss Marple".’ – Katherine (Goodreads)

The first book in the new Lady Alkmene Callender Mystery series

A murderous beginning

With her father away in India, Lady Alkmene Callender finds being left to her own devices in London intolerably dull, until the glamorous Broadway star Evelyn Steinbeck arrives in town! Gossip abounds about the New York socialite, but when Ms Steinbeck’s wealthy uncle, Silas Norwhich, is found dead Lady Alkmene finds her interest is piqued. Because this death sounds a lot to her like murder...

Desperate to uncover the truth, Lady Alkmene begins to look into Ms Steinbeck’s past – only to be hampered by the arrival of journalist, Jake Dubois – who believes she is merely an amateur lady-detective meddling in matters she knows nothing about!

But Lady Alkmene refuses to be deterred from the case and together they dig deeper, only to discover that some secrets should never come to light...

The twenties have never been so dangerous

Don’t miss the next Lady Alkmene Mystery

1. A Proposal to Die For
2. Diamonds of Death
3. Deadly Treasures
4. A Fatal Masquerade

Praise for ‘A Proposal to Die For’

‘A Proposal to Die For is wonderfully smooth and glamorous, in the style of Agatha Christie combined with the beauty of Gatsby.’ – The Storycollector Blog

‘The first in a new series, this is a well written historical mystery with just a hint of attitude’ – Cayocosta72

‘When it’s as charming as A Proposal to Die For mystery and history make the most wonderful combination.’ – Little Bookness Lane

‘I will definitely be reading the rest of this series.’ – Holly (Goodreads)

‘This book is a cross between "Downton Abbey" and "Miss Marple".’ – Katherine (Goodreads)

The first book in the new Lady Alkmene Callender Mystery series

A murderous beginning

With her father away in India, Lady Alkmene Callender finds being left to her own devices in London intolerably dull, until the glamorous Broadway star Evelyn Steinbeck arrives in town! Gossip abounds about the New York socialite, but when Ms Steinbeck’s wealthy uncle, Silas Norwhich, is found dead Lady Alkmene finds her interest is piqued. Because this death sounds a lot to her like murder...

Desperate to uncover the truth, Lady Alkmene begins to look into Ms Steinbeck’s past – only to be hampered by the arrival of journalist, Jake Dubois – who believes she is merely an amateur lady-detective meddling in matters she knows nothing about!

But Lady Alkmene refuses to be deterred from the case and together they dig deeper, only to discover that some secrets should never come to light...

The twenties have never been so dangerous

Don’t miss the next Lady Alkmene Mystery

1. A Proposal to Die For
2. Diamonds of Death
3. Deadly Treasures
4. A Fatal Masquerade

Praise for ‘A Proposal to Die For’

‘A Proposal to Die For is wonderfully smooth and glamorous, in the style of Agatha Christie combined with the beauty of Gatsby.’ – The Storycollector Blog

‘The first in a new series, this is a well written historical mystery with just a hint of attitude’ – Cayocosta72

‘When it’s as charming as A Proposal to Die For mystery and history make the most wonderful combination.’ – Little Bookness Lane

‘I will definitely be reading the rest of this series.’ – Holly (Goodreads)

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