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Died on a Rainy Sunday
Jane Drummond has just moved into a new home in a small village with her husband and two children, when she gets offered a temporary job at her old workplace in London. Taking the job means she will need to employ a local woman to look after the children. Their gardener's wife is hired. But the gardener is her brother-in-law who is out for revenge after being blamed for the deaths of several people in a building collapse which was actually his bothers f...
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Bonnie and Sylvia seek to survive the wrath of and regain their fortune from their corrupt governess. Bonnie lives in a beautiful mansion in the country.  Mischievous but warm-hearted, she eagerly embraces her timid cousin Sylvia who comes to stay with her.  The girls are watched by Miss Slighcarp, a strict governess taking charge in Bonnie's parents' absence.  However, Bonnie's fortunes depart with the sailing of her parents' ship. Aided by her accom...