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Death Called to the Bar

by David Dickinson
 

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Someone is killing eminent lawyers; Lord Francis Powerscourt is summoned to investigate discreetly.

Queen's Inn is London's youngest and most fashionable Inn of Court. During a feast on February 29, 1902, senior barrister Alexander Dauntsey collapses into his soup and dies. He has been poisoned. Soon after, his friend Woodford Stewart is shot dead, and Lord

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Someone is killing eminent lawyers; Lord Francis Powerscourt is summoned to investigate discreetly.

Queen's Inn is London's youngest and most fashionable Inn of Court. During a feast on February 29, 1902, senior barrister Alexander Dauntsey collapses into his soup and dies. He has been poisoned. Soon after, his friend Woodford Stewart is shot dead, and Lord Francis Powerscourt is summoned to discreetly investigate the matter of the murdered barristers. His inquiries take him into the heart of legal London where the wills of the dead can reveal the crimes of the living. It takes him to the center of a troubled marriage where lack of children imperils everything. And it takes him to Calne, a mysterious house in the country where the glorious past is boarded up and the treasures of generations hide beneath the dustsheets.

There are many suspects: a jealous wife, a mistress fearful of being jilted, a work colleague beaten to the senior role in the Inn, and a cuckolded husband who writes books about poisons. Powerscourt himself is put in grave danger before he finally solves the mystery of Death Called to the Bar.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786716968
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/09/2006
Series:
Lord Francis Powerscourt Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

David Dickinson has an honors degree in Classics from Cambridge. Working for the BBC, he became editor of Newsnight and Panorama, as well as series editor of Monarchy. He is the author of eight mysteries in the Lord Powerscourt series. He lives in Barnes, West London, UK.

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