THE HEIRESS OF LINN HAGH by KAREN CHARLTON
The Detective Lavender series is known for mixing mystery with historical facts and hooking the readers up from the very first pages. The Heiress of Linn Hagh is the 1st installment in the trilogy. It's 1809, and a gorgeous young lady, an heiress, disappears into thin air from her locked chambers. The locals are worried thick, and rumors about witches start to emerge.
The girl's uncle calls upon Lavender and his sidekick to figure out what really happened and dig out the truth about her disappearance. This is probably the toughest case they ever had to handle, as the peasants and/or servants aren't talking, the relatives of the heiress don't want to cooperate, and, on top of it all, the crazed-out farmers are getting ready to start a mutiny and take the law away from the official governors.
Soon, the detectives get trapped right in the middle of a serious confrontation as they discover a line-up of family secrets, lies, and betrayals. They could never imagine that deception had such a big presence in the kingdom, but it is what it is. The Heiress of Linn Hagh is a fascinating detective/historical/mystery novel that will be appreciated by the fans of smart, witty and intelligent books by Karen Charlton. The critics are calling this book a decent pair for Agatha Christie, and that's probably the highest praise you can give.
It's both exciting and thought-provoking and invites the readers into a world full of intrigue, treachery, and big secrets. The story is suspenseful and full of tension, but the funny jokes and the amazing sense of humor only add up to the wonderful picture. The Heiress of Linn Hagh is a must-have for the fans of Holmes, Watson and the rest of the legendary detectives.
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