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March, 1896. Motherhood and work as a private detective don’t easily go hand-in-hand, but Vanessa is determined to give it a try. Being a wife and mother has meant that she’s had to give up her beloved teaching job, but Vanessa has been kept busy by a string of requests a...
Cambridge, 1888. Dr Geoffrey Akers, Fellow in Pure Mathematics at St John’s College, has been found dead, struck down by a violent blow to the head. What could provoke such a brutal act? Schoolmistress Vanessa Duncan, finding herself in amongst Cambridge's brightest scholarly minds, ...
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London, 1933. Some two months after an Indian woman, Usha Pramal, is found murdered in the brackish water of a south-London canal, her brother, newly arriv...
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Dido Kent's sister-in-law Margaret is attempting to marry her off to the ghastly clergyman Doctor Prowdlee, with his abominable side-whiskers. Dido, however, is de...
1963. A disagreement in a restaurant near Amiens turns to violence, and three English tourists are questioned by police. A misunderstanding, say the men, who claim they are visiting local British military cemeteries in search of a family member’s grave. They even have a map of the re...