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Hope for the Innocent (Hope Stapleford Adventure 1) : A gripping tale of murder and misadventure

Hope for the Innocent (Hope Stapleford Adventure 1) : A gripping tale of murder and misadventure

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Author: Dunford, Caroline

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Published on 23 January 2020 by Headline Publishing Group (Accent Press Ltd) in the United Kingdom as part of 'the Hope Stapleford Mystery' series.

Paperback | 240 pages
129 x 198 x 26 | 178g

'A Sparkling and witty crime debut with a female protagonist to challenge Miss Marple' - Lin Anderson'Impeccable historical detail with a light touch' - Lesley Cookman, The Libby Sarjeant Series'Euphemia Martins is feisty, funny and completely adorable' - Colette McCormick, Ribbons in Her Hair'A rattlingly good dose of Edwardian country house intrigue with plenty of twist and turns and clues to puzzle through along with the heroine of the book, Euphemia Martins' - to Survive - the second edition of the exciting spy thriller Hope Stapleford Mystery series!It is 1939 and World War II is looming...

Oswald Mosley has awoken fascist sympathies among the British aristocracy and, in London, socialites are gathering for the start of the Season. Enter astute, Oxford graduate Hope Stapleford, whose quick wit, love of books and keen observations set her apart from her peers. Her rebellious friend, Bernadette, has persuaded her to take part in the Season, and Hope expects little more than a round of dull engagements and dreary introductions. But when an innocent, young debutante goes missing from their very first house party, feared to have been kidnapped or worse, Hope's curiosity is piqued. With Bernie and their new acquaintance, the amiable rogue Harvey, Hope soon finds herself thrust into a web of political intrigue that threatens the very heart of the nation...

Readers LOVE Caroline Dunford's gripping thrillers!'...evokes the period and class structure beautifully, while at the same time being a rollicking good read and a mystery unsolved until almost the final page' ***** Reader Review'An interesting plot and good character development' ***** Reader review'As always Caroline Dunford writes a great story, I look forward to seeing how Hope's storyline will evolve' ***** Reader review'This has got to be one of the best writers of mystery books' ***** Author review

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