The Deathly Portent
Her charm and cajolery may fool the unwary.
Unscrupulous and cunning, as dauntless as she is resolute,
the incomparable “Lady Fan” is as ruthless as
the killer she is tracking in...
A violent murder has left the village of Witherley aghast.
The locals are convinced that a witch doing the
devil’s work is to blame—a young woman believed
to have second sight. The new vicar, Aidan, taking up the
cudgels in her defence, fears the witch hunt is escalating
out of his control. But help is at hand.
The bright and perceptive Ottilia, once a lady’s
companion and now bride to Lord Francis Fanshawe, is drawn
to Witherley by an insatiable curiosity. Ottilia rapidly
uncovers a raft of suspects with grudges against the dead
man, one of whom is determined to incriminate the
“witch.” And as foul play runs rampant, Ottilia
must wade through the growing hysteria to unravel the tangle
and point a finger at the one true menace...
(A Lady Fan Mystery #2)
Berkley (Prime Crime), April 2012
384 pages Trade Size
Also by Elizabeth Bailey:
The Gilded Shroud, September 2011
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