By Lorraine Bartlett
The very last thing Katie Bonner sought after was once to turn into the chief of Artisans Alley. but if her enterprise accomplice, Ezra Hilton, is located bludgeoned to demise, she has no different selection. company less than Ezra has been faltering-but was once it adequate to impress a person to homicide? simply Kate can find the solution.
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Perhaps Kate had warned her off of the topic in order to avoid just such a scene. Clearly, the duke placed a high premium on his guests’ well-being.
They were perfectly charming, of course. Took me in, fed me soup, gave me a kitten to play withlike being back in the nursery with Nanny Cole. Been thick as thieves ever since. ” Derek asked. “A m-maze,” Emma stammered, still shaken by her mishap with the spoon. “Know what you mean,” agreed the duke, helping himself to the marbled salmon and sole Hallard offered from a silver serving dish. “But who wouldn’t be? ” “I don’t suppose you’d care to tell me who you’re talking about,” Susannah put in, looking peevishly at the duke.
Flustered, Emma obeyed. 4 The entrance hall’s plaster walls were hung with oil portraits in heavy gilt frames. The beamed ceiling had been ornamented with gold leaf, and the marble floor was a pristine cream-and-rose checkerboard. A pair of feathery tree ferns in brass pots flanked a splendid mahogany staircase that divided in two at a landing. The landing’s wall was adorned with a frieze of slender figures in diaphanous robes, painted in shades of ivory, peach, pale green, and gold. Emma blinked when one of the figures appeared to move, and it was then that she saw the woman, a flawless beauty in a gossamer gown, with hair like silken sunlight and eyes likeEmma wrenched her gaze away.