A LADY’S GUIDE TO ETIQUETTE AND MURDER, Coming July 2018
Victorian widow, Frances Wynn learns the rules of etiquette for seeking the murderer among her sister’s suitors.
It’s April of 1899, and after a proper year of mourning for a philandering husband, Frances Wynn, the Countess of Harleigh, has one goal—shed her manipulative in-laws.
She’s barely moved into her new home in Belgravia with her young daughter, when the family freezes her bank account and the police receive an anonymous letter, accusing Frances of murdering her husband. To top it off, her marriage-mad sister, Lily arrives from New York, hoping to snag an English lord of her own. The dead footman in her back yard is the last straw. Frances is certain that one of Lily’s suitors murdered him, but which one? After an attempt on her own life, she resolves to help Inspector Delaney investigate, while convincing him she did not kill her husband.
As a pampered aristocrat, Frances’ skills center on flower arranging and seating charts. Now she must call on her wits and a circle of gossiping friends and enemies to flush out a murderer before Lily marries him—or Frances becomes his next victim.