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Release Day - Murder On The Minneapolis

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Flora Maguire, governess to thirteen-year-old Edward, Viscount Trent, is on her way home to England from New York after the wedding of her employer’s daughter.  Conscious of her status among a complement of first class passengers on the ship’s maiden voyage, she avoids the dining room on the first night, but meets a charming motor car enthusiast who goes by the unusual name of Bunny Harrington.  

Flora discovers the body of a man at the bottom of a companionway , but when his death is deemed an accident, Flora is not convinced. The mystery of her mother’s disappearance when she was a child drives her to find out what really happened to the dead man. Flora confides her suspicions to Bunny, and a German passenger, both of whom appear to concur with her misgivings. 

However, the ship's doctor and the captain are both reluctant to accept there is a murderer on board. When Flora and Edward are threatened, followed by a near drowning during a storm and a second murder - the hunt is now on…

Goodbye, Brimstone Butterfly - In Memoriam

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I decided to re-post this in loving memory of a friend - a virtual friend but one I find I miss quite a lot - and one which others appear to as well judging by the comments this article has received over the past three years. Please read them and when you see a butterfly, any butterfly, send out a thought for Caro - wherever she may be.

Most of my author friends have favourite blogs they dip in and out of to find tidbits of historical information we have not found anywhere else - most of which we confirm in other sources, but many a fascinating piece of trivia can be found in a blog. One I followed and visited often, is called The Brimstone Butterfly, written by a lady called Caro Riikonen. Coincidentally, she told a story on BBC Radio I listened to in the car once printed here, and I feel this epitomises the type of person she was. It's a sad, but uplifting story of when she was caught in a house fire.

The subject of my current wip lived in one of the places Caro posted about, and …

Talk to The Battle of Worcester Society

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Steel and Lace 17th Century Antholgy

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Anita Seymour - Countess Spy "Oliver Cromwell is triumphant and the king is dead, but Elizabeth, Lady Tollemache will never give up on the Royalist cause and pledges her loyalty to the exiled king." Anna Belfrage - "Matthew Graham has the choice between staying in Scotland and risking death, or leaving his homeland and breaking his heart. Not the easiest of choices…" Andrea Zuvich - The Chambermaid  "I am as you find me. The wheel of fortune has turned and Vauxhall manor's rightful heir has returned" Francine Howarth- The King's Courier "Breeches do not maketh man any more than skirts maketh woman"  Kelli Klampe - Secrets of a Princess "They will take you even of they know the cost will take your very life" Susan Ruth - Goblin Damn'd "I fear this gentleman does not understand the jeopardy he is in. One does not simply walk into Woodhall and hold guns to people's heads." Will this do? M J Log…

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