By Elise Hyatt
Out damned spot!
As her marriage ceremony to detective Cas Wolfe techniques, Candyce "Dyce" Dare, sole proprietor (and worker) of the furnishings refinishing enterprise bold reveals desperately must locate whatever to do to prevent sitting down and making plans the development together with her mom and her ally (particularly considering the fact that she suspects their plans contain having her cat gown in a tuxedo). engaged on a desk she lately obtained at a backyard sale suits the invoice.
Until her sanding efforts discover a anxious stain--one that appears love it may be blood. Dyce is familiar with that, with a fiance who's a policeman, mom and dad who personal a secret bookshop, and a up to date heritage of inadvertent involvement in homicide situations, she will be vulnerable to seeing issues that aren't there. yet then she discovers that the table's prior proprietor has long gone missing--and once again, she is drawn right into a solve-it-yourself secret venture. And while Dyce starts off a venture, she simply has to work out it through...
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The nice warfare continues to be raging within the autumn of 1916, whilst Francesca Hatton's cherished grandfather dies at the kin property in
England's remoted Exe Valley. Grieving for the fellow who raised her, Francesca is surprised to discover an unsigned letter between his results, cursing the Hattons and their descendants. Now a stranger has proven up on her doorstep, accusing her grandfather of being a murderer.
Ex-soldier Richard Leighton blames Francis Hatton for the demise of his mom, who vanished approximately 1 / 4 of a century previous. Her physique was once by no means chanced on, just a scarf stained together with her blood. And Leighton isn't the just one with a declare on Francesca's grandfather. at the day of his funeral, unforeseen viewers arrive with the mourners, and Francesca is besieged through fees of Hatton's vicious dealings. but there's additionally a shy younger lady who praises his mystery generosity.
At the heart of the intrigue is an strange white stone that lies hidden in a secluded backyard the place Francesca as soon as performed along with her 5 male cousins, them all lifeless now at the battlefields of France. based on the phrases of Hatton's will, the homicide Stone has to be dug up and transported to Scotland, the place it truly is to be buried without end. yet earlier than Francesca can start the adventure, a sequence of ominous "accidents" take place, culminating within the discovery of a bleeding physique at the homicide Stone itself.
Was Hatton the loving, worrying protector his granddaughter continually believed him to be?
Or a vindictive, secretive guy who cultivated harmful enemies? Francesca units out in pursuit of the truth--and into the attractions of somebody decided to special a revenge lengthy past due.
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Extra resources for A Fatal Stain (A Daring Finds Mystery, Book 3)
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Th er e ar e a fe w fo otprints in the sand. " "Karl's rig ht, Stev e," Doris said. "Just b e c aus e w e didn't s e e it, d o e sn't m e a n a b o at m i g ht n ot ha v e c o m e ar ound the far e n d of the island. It's o nly natural that s o m e o n e w o uld put in to sh or e to c h e c k o n an oth er b o at b ein g h er e. You'll ha v e to ad m it it's n ot a usual sig ht to find any craft park e d h er e o n Beac o n Island. " Stev e ask e d. "Th e tracks p oint in all kinds of dire cti ons.
A Fatal Stain (A Daring Finds Mystery, Book 3) by Elise Hyatt