By Dara England
Homicide used to be by no means so refined... while her vacation at the coast of Cornwall takes a dangerous flip, it truly is as much as Drucilla Winterbourne to discover the harmful secrets and techniques the population of Blackridge residence will do whatever to hide. yet can a formal younger woman from London society understand the darkish causes of a killer? entire In homicide is the 1st in a chain of historic secret novelettes that includes intrepid Victorian heroines as much as their bustles in crime. those works are just loosely hooked up and will be learn in any order.
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Drucilla forced a smile to her stiff lips. “Hello Mrs. Portillo. My name is Miss Winterbourne and this is my aunt, Lady Ashworth. ” It still felt strange to call her friend by the new name. Mrs. Portillo looked incredulous. “I have no orders concerning visitors. ” The tone of her voice suggested that was her final word on the matter and it occurred to Drucilla if she did not act quickly the petite woman would close the door on her. “I am sorry you were not forewarned,” Drucilla said firmly, moving closer so the other woman would have to smash the door over her toes if she meant to close it.
Chapter Two Hanover Square, London Drucilla Winterbourne rapped softly at the closed door of her brother’s study and didn’t await permission to enter before letting herself into the enveloping warmth of the inner room. A lively blaze crackled in the fireplace and a stream of pale sunlight slanted through the window to fall across Edwin, seated in a familiar pose. Ensconced behind his mahogany desk, he was all but concealed behind a wall of precariously stacked papers. Seating herself daintily on the edge of a plump armchair opposite him, Drucilla heaved a delicate sigh.
Drucilla and I will naturally help with the funeral preparations in any way we are able. ” It was the first sensible suggestion Drucilla could remember the old woman ever making. Lord Absalom looked relieved. “We would be most grateful for that, Lady Ashworth. ” Aunt Brigit preened visibly. “And now,” Lord Absalom said, “you must be tired from your journey and ready to refresh yourselves. Forgive me for keeping you standing so long. The staff has been making up your rooms and Mrs. Portillo will see you up to them.