Death is in the Air (Elizabeth Hartleigh Compton Series #2)

Death is in the Air (Elizabeth Hartleigh Compton Series #2)

by Kate Kingsbury

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ISBN-13: 9781101203910
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2001
Series: Elizabeth Hartleigh Compton Series , #2
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 209,572
File size: 475 KB

About the Author

Kate Kingsbury is a full-time writer and the author of the Pennyfoot Hotel Mysteries, set in Edwardian England; the Manor House Mysteries, set in an English village during World War 2; and the Merry Ghost Inn Mysteries, a contemporary series set at a bed and breakfast on the Oregon coast. Born in London, England, she now lives in the United States.

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Death is in the Air (Manor House Mystery Series #2) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
During World War II, a very young German bomber pilot parachutes to safety in the village of Sitting Marsh as his plane crashes. The villagers capture the pilot, but soon attack his parachute for the silk. The frightened aviator, believing the mob of wild women want to kill him, flees into nearby Hawthorne Woods.

The next day the murdered corpse of a land girl working at Macclesby Farm is found. Everyone including PC George Dalyrmple believes the German killed the girl. The only holdout is Lady Elizabeth Hartleigh who thinks the prime suspect is a shield for the real killer. Hoping to be useful to her villagers, Elizabeth begins to investigate the homicide.

DEATH IS IN THE AIR, the second Lady Compton WWII amateur sleuth tale (see A BICYCLE BUILT FOR MURDER), is a delightful novel. The story line is fun for its historical perspective as much as for its phenomenal amateur sleuth plot. Still, this novel belongs to its characters (Elizabeth, the villagers, and the deployed American troops) that bring the era to life. A bit of romance between Elizabeth and Major Earl Monroe adds an additional pearl to a fantastic story.

Harriet Klausner