Wild Island (A Jemima Shore Mystery)

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As Jemima Shore, Investigator, arrives at Inverness Station for a Highland holiday, the sun is shining. Paradise, she thinks. But at that moment, she hears a voice: "All this way for a funeral."

So begins an adventure far removed from Jemima's visions of heather-covered hills, crystal-clear streams, romantic men in kilts, fairy-tale castles. Instead she is plunged into the strange world of the aristocratic Beauregard family with its tensions, jealousies and violence. The setting...

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As Jemima Shore, Investigator, arrives at Inverness Station for a Highland holiday, the sun is shining. Paradise, she thinks. But at that moment, she hears a voice: "All this way for a funeral."

So begins an adventure far removed from Jemima's visions of heather-covered hills, crystal-clear streams, romantic men in kilts, fairy-tale castles. Instead she is plunged into the strange world of the aristocratic Beauregard family with its tensions, jealousies and violence. The setting is the Wild Island itself, sometimes enchanting but too often frighteningly remote, the streams, not silvery, but brown and sinister; her holiday home with its disturbing influence; the people -- none of them quite what they seem.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780745159683
  • Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
  • Publication date: 11/1/1992
  • Edition description: Unabridged

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Acknowledgments 9
1 Girlhood 1819-37 12
2 The Young Queen 1837-9 36
3 Courtship and Marriage 1839-40 60
4 The Queen, the Prince and the Politicians 1840-61 90
5 Family Life 1840-61 120
6 Widowhood: the Bitter Years 1861-5 149
7 The Ebbing Tide of Grief 1865-79 168
8 Victoria Triumphant: High Noon and Sunset 1879-1901 190
Genealogical tree 218
Select bibliography 220
Index 222
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