Thursday, July 29, 2010

Friday Finds at the Bookstore: A Family Affair by Caro Peacock

Pub date: June 2010
Format: Paperback 464 pp

Synopsis (From the Publisher):
"At the request of Queen Victoria's prime minister, Benjamin Disraeli, Liberty Lane is dispatched to Brinkburn Hall in search of answers. The deranged aristocrat Lord Brinkburn is nearing death, with his elder son, Stephen, eagerly waiting to inherit his title—until Lady Brinkburn's startling announcement that the heir is illegitimate. Chaos ensues.

The rivalry between Stephen and his younger brother, Miles, heats up dangerously. Liberty's arrival only stirs an already volatile mix, and she is greeted soon after by the odd disappearance of one brother . . . and by a shocking murder within the family's circle. Secrets and scandal run rampant throughout the cold and loveless Buckinghamshire estate far from the polish of London's aristocracy—as the plucky young investigator races to separate truth from falsehood, villains from victims, before death takes up a more permanent residence."


Marg said...

I read a Liberty Lane neovel a while ago and thought it was okay. I kind of lost track of the series though because it seemed like every book was issued with multiple titles and I had no idea which book was next in the series. Maybe one day I will make the effort to actually work it all out and give her another go.

Blodeuedd said...

..nah, not for me, it did sound cool, but no

Kate said...

Ooh, great find! I love the cover. It sounds like a great book :)

Audra said...

I love the Liberty Lane books! And the cover of this one *is* gorgeous.

Mystica said...

Apart from the story line which sounds very good, the cover is gorgeous!