The Missing Diamond Murder - A Black & Dod Mystery (Hardback)Diane Janes (author)
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Frances Black leaves her domestic worries behind and travels to Devon to solve a family mystery featuring a suspicious death and a missing diamond.
1930. Frances Black is worried - divorce proceedings are under way and her solicitor has learnt of a spiteful letter sent to the court claiming that there is more to her friendship with her sleuthing partner, Tom Dod, than meets the eye.
Fran takes Tom's advice to get away, travelling down to Devon to help the Edgertons with their family mystery. After meeting the charismatic Eddie Edgerton and arriving at their residence, Sunnyside House, Fran soon learns that Eddie's grandfather, Frederick Edgerton, died in mysterious circumstances when his wheelchair went off a cliff. Was it really an accident? And what happened to Frederick's precious diamond which went missing at the time of his death? As Fran investigates, she uncovers family scandal, skulduggery and revenge, but can she solve the mystery of the missing diamond?
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 223 x 145 x 22 mm
The delightful interplay between sleuth and suspects makes this an all-around winner * Kirkus Reviews *
Captivating characters in the Agatha Christie mold and an engaging plot make this a good pick for fans of the traditional British cozy * Booklist on The Poisoned Chalice Murder *
Unexpected twists, well-drawn period ambience, a cast of agreeable poetry buffs, and a satisfyingly tricky plot * Booklist on The Magic Chair Murder *
Janes deftly, suddenly transforms her audience's understanding of her protagonists several times . keeping tension high to the very end * Publishers Weekly Starred Review of Stick or Twist *
An edge-of-the-seat, keep-'em-guessing murder case with mind-blowing twists, an imaginative plot, plenty of suspense, brave heroes, and truly dastardly villains * Booklist on Stick or Twist *
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