About the Book
Accused of murdering her husband, Lady Donna Kersey turns to the only people who can prove her innocence, her brother and his new bride.
As Robert and Kristina start their search for the real killer they learn the murder might be more complicated than first thought. Uncovering evidence sends the three in pursuit of a possible suspect only to find this person is innocent, or is he not guilty of the murder but not something else.
When Robert and Kristina learn Lord Kersey might not be exactly who they believe him to be that’s when the facts become murky. It takes a surprise visit by Kristina’s brother to help set the record straight which only adds more confusion to the facts.
Will Robert and Kristina find the killer of Lord Kersey before the authorities take Lady Kersey away in irons?
After taking a calming breath, she nodded to the butler then heard several footsteps come up behind her. Turning her head, she was relieved to see several footmen, scowls on their faces, step up to her and Robert. She didn’t have to be told why they were here, for her protection.
“Let’s deal with him.” Once the door was opened, she stepped out into the sunlight to see the runner standing at the far edge of the step.
“You’re not Lady Kersey?” the man stumbled out.
“Of course I’m not, you bumbling fool. What brings you here? I’ve things which need doing to maintain the smooth running of this household,” she demanded.
“Yes, I asked Lady Markson, as Lady Kersey is my sister, if she’d assist until the mistress returns.” Robert stepped in to help with the ruse as to why they were here.
“Well, I got a report Lady Kersey, wanted for the murder of Lord Kersey, was here. It’s plain someone was mistaken. If you’ll excuse me then I’ll be on my way,” the man stuttered out as he started down the steps.
“You’re not excused,” Robert snapped at him.
Kristina was a little alarmed when the runner continued on his way. To her it seemed he had something to hide. Stepping aside, she glanced over her shoulder to the footmen and cocked her head to the retreating man.
She was amazed at the speed they responded and deposited, very unceremoniously, the runner at her and Robert’s feet.
“Lord Markson said you weren’t dismissed as he has a question that demands a truthful answer,” she snapped at him before Robert could say anything. She loved the look of fear in the man’s eyes as she knew exactly what her husband, and she, needed to know.
“You said an informant told you Lady Kersey was here. I want this person’s name and direction as I wish to interrogate him myself.” Lord Markson demanded.
“I’m sorry, but I’m not at liberty to give you his name.”
Kristina kept the smile from him as now she, along with Robert, knew more than a moment ago. Granted, it could be any man but now it had to be someone who’d been watching the house. This information they’d learn upon returning to their townhouse but first they needed to find the files Donna had mentioned.
“Now you may go,” Robert announced.
“If you’ll excuse me, my dear, I still need to discuss a few more details with Mrs. Raymond,” Kristina said.
With a grin, she watched as the runner rushed away then turned her attention to Robert.
“I believe we still have work to do, so shall we be to it then return to see how Donna is faring?”
She accepted his nod of approval, settled her hand lightly on his sleeve and let him escort her back into the townhouse and up to Bryce’s office.
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About the Author
In 2008 when I got two books published I thought it was due to skill; little did I know it was more luck than anything. Over the next three years I wrote, submitted, got rejected. I then did what I tell everyone who asks; I wrote some more. I didn’t give up.
More on a dare than anything I tried my hand at a regency, one of the most difficult genres because of the rules, which I might add I broke almost every one. Within two days of its release the book was on a best seller list and stayed there for two months.
Turns out it is all of the aforementioned.
After two failed marriages, one from divorce while with the other died unexpectedly I decided upon retirement to move. That opportunity came in September 2012 when I migrated to Texas.
For me, as a multipublished author, it was one of the best things I’ve done to date. Now, every day I can write, creating stories to take my readers to places they can only dream about.
I’m also a member of the Published Authors Network (PAN) by the Romance Writers of America (RWA).
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