Sir Digby Kirtling, self-made millionaire and would-be member of the landed-gentry class, has renovated a crumbling manor house in Gloucestershire and engaged interior designer Athena Letchworth to supervise the decor. On her recommendation, he ...
commissions artist Philip Montwell to copy an impressionist painting to which he has taken a fancy; and when it is finished he throws a party for the unveiling. Celebration turns to tragedy when his estate manager, Una May, is found dead in the grounds, strangled with her own gold neck-chain. Sir Digby himself quickly becomes the prime suspect as a post-mortem reveals that Una was pregnant and DNA tests prove he is the father. Sukey Reynolds, Crime Scene Investigator, is reluctantly drawn into an attempt by Sir Digby's house-keeper and devoted mistress to prove his innocence. And then another murder takes place. Sir Digby is again a suspect, but now Sukey has doubts...doubts that nearly cause her to become the third victim...
Number of pages: 336
Date of publication: 30/03/2007
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