The Deathly Portent

The Deathly Portent

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"Her charm and cajolery may fool the unwary. Ingenious and cunning, as dauntless as she is resolute, the incomparable "Lady Fan" is as ruthless as the killer she is tracking in... The Deathly Portent. A violent murder has left the village of Witherley aghast. The locals are convinced that a witch doing the devil's work is to blame--a young woman believed to have second sight. The new vicar, Aidan, taking up the cudgels in her defence, fears the witch hunt is escalating out of his control. But help is at hand. The bright and perceptive Ottilia, once a lady's companion and now bride to Lord Francis Fanshawe, is drawn to Witherley by an insatiable curiosity. Ottilia rapidly uncovers a raft of suspects with grudges against the dead man, one of whom is determined to incriminate the "witch." And as foul play runs rampant, Ottilia must wade through the growing hysteria to unravel the tangle and point a finger at the one true menace.."--
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780425245675
0425245675
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Bailey Elizabet 03/2012
Characteristics: 369 p. ;,21 cm.

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Memawrayne
Jun 10, 2019

A good mystery but the dialect of the locals is a challenge to understand. I like the strength of the main character. She doesn't give up and is good at observing.

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