By Ann Granger
It's 1864 and Lizzie Martin is leaving London for the south coast of britain to be the better half of Lucy Craven, who lives in seclusion along with her aunts and has lately misplaced an little one daughter to disorder. En course, Lizzie meets healthcare professional Lefebre, a marginally off-putting gentleman headed for a similar vacation spot. Lefebre, it seems, is an alienist employed by way of Lucy's kinfolk to figure out no matter if the younger girl is mad. And he discloses whatever surprising: Lucy Craven does not think her daughter is lifeless; she insists the newborn was once stolen from her.
In Hampshire, issues mount. past due at evening, Lizzie hears furtive voices outdoors, there is a gentleman farmer whose demeanor with Lucy turns out strangely typical, and, whereas Lucy proves a section moody, she not often turns out deranged. The girl's aunts are sincerely withholding anything. . . . those tensions come to a head whilst a guy is located lifeless within the backyard, stabbed with a knife from the aunts' domestic.
Lizzie calls upon her beau, Inspector Benjamin Ross. jointly, they locate themselves entangled in a secret as bewildering as any they have faced.
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A Mortal Curiosity (Lizzie Martin Mysteries) by Ann Granger