Blood From a Stoneby Dolores Gordon-Smith
When Mrs Paxton, related to the aristocratic Leigh family of Sussex, is found poisoned in her bedroom one morning, fingers point towards her artist nephew Terence Napier, seen leaving the house earlier that previous evening after a row over her will. Months later and Napier has never been found, but curiously a dead body is discovered in a train compartment, and scattered at the dead man’s feet are the famous Leigh sapphires – a necklace owned by Mrs Paxton, but destined to go back to the Leighs in the event of her death.
Scotland Yard once again call upon the services of author Jack Haldean to help solve this most complicated of cases. Soon there are links to a serial thief and murderer, known as the The Vicar, and it seems there is more to this case than a family feud over inheritance.
“Best entry to date”
Publishers Weekly on Blood from a Stone
“Gordon-Smith, who specializes in classic British mysteries set between the wars, poses a complex mystery designed to keep you and his clever sleuth guessing.”
Kirkus Reviews on Blood From a Stone
"The wit and plot are as sparkling as the sapphires in Gordon-Smith’s seventh case for Jack. She incorporates enough intrigue and adventure to please any reader of traditional British mysteries."
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Meet the Author
Dolores Gordon-Smith lives in Greater Manchester and is married, with five teenage children and assorted dogs and cats.
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