Who would want to poison the handsome footman? That’s what adventurer and amateur sleuth Atlas Catesby tries to discover at the behest of the woman he loves, Lady Roslyn Lilliana Sterling, sister to the Duke of Somerville.
Catesby is well-born—his father was a famous poet—but of moderate means. He hardly considers himself worthy of Lilliana, whom he helped out of a dangerous situation when he knew her only as an ordinary tradesman’s widow (Murder in Mayfair, 2017, etc.). Somerville summons Catesby to do a favor for Lilliana, whose maid Tacy’s brother, Gordon Davis, has been found poisoned by arsenic. Although Davis’ ...
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