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Berried Alive
Lady Elizabeth Hartleigh Compton is the self appointed guardian of the English village of Sitting Marsh. It's World War II and the villagers are suffering from food shortages and the difficulties of dealing with the many American soldiers inhabiting the base near town. Lady Elizabeth, however, is tackling another mystery. Four American servicemen have died, killed by eating poisonous berries. Even stranger, all of them had red hair and spent the last ni...
Dig Deep for Murder
Berkley, Dec 2002, 5.99, 208 pp. ISBN 0425188868 World War II is raging and the residents of the small hamlet of Sitting Marsh are looking to the lady of the manor Lady Elizabeth for guidance during those perilous times. They don't know that the owner of the manor house is cash poor due to her ex-husband's gambling debts. Lady Elizabeth keeps up the appearance of a wealthy titled landowner so she can be a comfort to the villagers and an example...
Fire When Ready
Berkley, Dec 2004, 5.99, 224 pp. ISBN: 0425199487 During World War II in England, the villagers have seen too much change in too short a time to want any further disruptions in their way of life. Lady Elizabeth Hartleigh Compton of the Manor House subtly soothes ruffled feathers of the locals, tired by food rationing, the invasion of the Americans quartered in British homes, and the curfews. Even Elizabeth the great cannot get the residents to ...
For Whom Death Tolls
Berkley Feb 2002, 6.99, 203 pp. ISBN 0425183866 During the World War II years, life is not easy for Lady Elizabeth, born and bred in the Manor House. Her ex-husband absconded with her money and Lady Elizabeth, who feels she must be an example of distinguished living to the entire village, is near bankruptcy. She hides her financial affairs from the villagers and does her best to act as Lady Bountiful. One night the church bells ring,...

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No Clue At the Inn
Berkley, Nov 2003, 13.00, 320 pp. ISBN 0425191885 It has been two years since Cecily Sinclair married her general manager Hugh Baxter, sold the Pennyfoot Hotel to her cousin, and moved to London. Baxter has his own business working as a financial advisor and Cecily is a woman of leisure still madly in love with her husband. The Pennyfoot Hotel has become the Pennyfoot Country Club but Cecily still misses the place. She is ecstatic when she and ...
Paint By Murder
Berkley, Sept 2003, 5.99, 224 pp. ISBN 0425192156 Even though her parents were killed in the London bombings and her ex-husband absconded with most of her money Lady Elizabeth Hartleigh Compton is determined to look after her tenants and the villagers of Sitting Marsh. As the lady of the Manor, she feels it is her duty to set an example to the people who look her for guidance during the perilous times of WW II. When one of her new tenants, ar...


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