By Caro Peacock
Duelling, derring-do, and dastardly deeds are all in a day's paintings for Liberty Lane: the plucky heroine for enthusiasts of Georgette Heyer and Sarah Waters's Victorian novels. London. summer season 1839. And the temperature is emerging as Liberty Lane takes on her strangest case but. Deranged aristocrat Lord Brinkburn is nearing demise and his elder son, Stephen, is waiting for to inherit the name. yet woman Brinkburn's surprising declaration that Stephen is unlawful throws the relations into turmoil. Tensions succeed in boiling element among the 2 brothers, one in all whom stands to realize every thing, and so they come to blows in public - a lot to the leisure of London Society. Liberty is engaged privately to get to the reality of the problem, yet a macabre homicide increases the stakes considerably!added to which she reveals her personal judgement being undermined by means of the beguiling woman Brinkburn. She is simply too conscious that point is working out - one of many brothers might be subsequent, yet to be able to it be!?
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An embossed invitation card had come from a former pianoforte pupil of mine, an aristocratic young married woman whom I didn’t care for greatly, who had decided that my efforts weren’t on a par with her genius. I’d heard she’d found herself a professor instead. She now intended to delight the world with a soirée of Chopin and Miss Liberty Lane was cordially invited. I didn’t much look forward to it, but my career as an investigator was not so secure that I could ignore an event which might provide rich pupils.
People usually seem willing to talk to you. ’ ‘That’s a reasonable summary. I’ll admit, we haven’t given much thought to the details. ’ I stood up. ‘I’ll think about it,’ I said, not knowing that I’d be saying the same thing to another unorthodox invitation two days later. That was when he told me, in confidence, the family name. I left him sitting under the picture, alone for once, looking like a man who thought he’d done a good evening’s work. I walked home that evening to Abel Yard, my dear but rackety home in Mayfair at the back of Park Lane.
Thank you, all. ’ This to his friends, who had succeeded in unbuckling breastplate and greaves. They helped him cautiously to his feet. He took off his gauntlet and shook Amos Legge by the hand. ’ Amos laughed. ‘We’ll get him schooled to it all right. ’ ‘Green as my green tree. I suppose you’ll tell me I am, too. ’ Since as far as I could see the answer to that was ‘everything’ I was impressed by Amos Legge’s moderation in replying. ‘You need to sit deeper in the saddle, like I was telling you.
A Corpse in Shining Armour by Caro Peacock