By Barbara Cleverly
Cambridge, October 1933. contained in the previous All Hallows Church on All Hallows' Eve, general practitioner Adelaide Hartest bears witness to the ultimate moments of a death stranger. regardless of the dagger plunged into the stranger's chest, the dying is governed a suicide, compounded via a proper confession earlier than death.
The sufferer, it really is published, is understood to Scotland backyard, and Assistant Commissioner Joe Sandilands is distributed all of the method from London to enquire. Thrown right into a lethal ring of cloak-and-dagger politics and high-society hedonism, Sandilands needs to discover the reality earlier than the Hellfire membership, an elite society composed of intelligentsia and aristocrats, topples the associations and harms the folk he has sworn to protect—especially one he has come to really love.
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The Graf Stubendorf was known in Germany as a poet and aesthete, and also as one of the Kaiser’s intimates. He was a large man, stoutish and pasty, with a soft brown beard and gracious smile. Of course that may have been an accident; or it may have been because their Kaiser had prescribed the proper concerns of women—kitchen, children, and church—listed presumably in order of importance. Kurt’s father had arranged it with the Oberforstmeister, an important personage in a green uniform with silver braid; he furnished them a Jäger, who would carry a rifle for their protection.
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Diana's Altar (Joe Sandilands, Book 13) by Barbara Cleverly