For Whom Death Tolls (Manor House Mystery Series #3)

For Whom Death Tolls (Manor House Mystery Series #3)

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by Kate Kingsbury
     
 

A new Manor House mystery.

In World War II England, murder rings a bell-when manor house keeper Elizabeth Compton discovers something quite alarming in the church tower: the body of an American G.I., hanging from a bell rope.  See more details below

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A new Manor House mystery.

In World War II England, murder rings a bell-when manor house keeper Elizabeth Compton discovers something quite alarming in the church tower: the body of an American G.I., hanging from a bell rope.

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ISBN-13:
9780425183861
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
02/05/2002
Series:
Manor House Mystery Series, #3
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
4.26(w) x 6.74(h) x 0.58(d)

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harstan More than 1 year ago
During the World War II years, life is not easy for Lady Elizabeth, born and bred in the Manor House. Her ex-husband absconded with her money and Lady Elizabeth, who feels she must be an example of distinguished living to the entire village, is near bankruptcy. She hides her financial affairs from the villagers and does her best to act as Lady Bountiful.

One night the church bells ring, signifying a German invasion. When the villagers arrive they find an officer hanging from the rafters where the bells are located. Nobody knows how he got up there but the mystery is compounded when another air force officer is found dead. Lady Elizabeth¿s secretary knows the man accused of the murder is innocent and begs her mistress to clear his name. The lady of the manor starts investigating in earnest and puts herself in danger because somebody doesn¿t want her to find out the truth.

Kale Kingsbury does a wonderful job at showing the mixed feelings Englishmen have about Americans on their soil during World War II. Readers also get a glimpse into village life during the war years and the action that people take to circumvent the food rationing. FOR WHOM DEATH TOLLS is a fascinating mid twentieth century mystery.

Harriet Klausner