A Fashionable Fatality by Alyssa Maxwell

Lady Phoebe Renshaw, accompanied by her lady’s maid Eva Huntford, is attending a house party at the home of her sister, Julia. She’s surprised to find that Julia has also invited fashion designer, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, and her current paramour, the Earl of Chesterhaven. And no one is pleased when Coco invites her entire entourage, …

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A Courage Undimmed by Stephanie Graves

November 1941. Outside the small English village of Pipley, the Special Operations Executive has set up “Station XVII”, a top secret site for the training of agents who will eventually operate behind enemy lines. Olive Bright is on the staff as a member of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY). She has also been recruited …

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A Trace of Poison by Colleen Cambridge (2022)

Phyllida Bright is unsurprised when she overhears a conversation about “doing away” with someone and how it should be accomplished. Should the weapon be a car or poison? You see, not only is she setting up for the Listleigh Murder Fête, where there were dozens of detective fiction writers milling about, she’s also Agatha Christies’ …

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Death and Croissants by Ian Moore (2022)

British ex-pat Richard Ainsworth runs a chambre d’hôte (the French version of a B&B) in the Val de Follet in the Loire Valley. He’s very happy with his mundane life, not engaging with life unless he has to. When he does, it’s usually with his hens. But then a bloody handprint is discovered and one …

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