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Death in a Scarlet Coat

A Lord Francis Powerscourt Investigation

by David Dickinson

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  • Published in USA  Mar 2011
    304 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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Instead of leading his riders to the hunt, the fifteenth Earl of Candlesby is found dead, his body wrapped in blankets atop his horse, a corner of his scarlet coat visible in the morning mist. Three people see the body. One dies. Another vanishes. Now only one man knows how he was killed. Lord Powerscourt is summoned to investigate the murder. Powerscourt uncovers a tangled web of jealousy, revenge, and hatred on a rundown estate where the father and his sons are equally dangerous. The fifteenth Earl has left a trail of dueling, theft, and adultery across the flatlands of Lincolnshire. It will take another murder and a perilous chase beneath the crumbling estate before Powerscourt unlocks the mystery.

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"Starred Review. Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers fans will hope that Dickinson sustains the high quality in his next book in what has been an uneven series." - Publishers Weekly

"Rich in historical detail....Lovers of British historical mysteries will enjoy Powerscourt's latest adventure." - Booklist

"Fine prose, high society, and [a] complex plot recommend this series." - Library Journal

"Both erudite and elegant." - Mystery Scene

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David Dickinson

David Dickinson was born in Dublin. With a first class honours degree in Classics from Cambridge, David Dickinson joined the BBC, where he became editor of Newsnight and Panorama as well as series editor on Monarchy. His novel Death of a Chancellor was longlisted in 2007 for Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. He worked in British television for many years and now divides his time between Somerset and France.

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