By Barbara Cleverly
Cambridge, October 1933. contained in the previous All Hallows Church on All Hallows' Eve, surgeon Adelaide Hartest bears witness to the ultimate moments of a loss of life stranger. regardless of the dagger plunged into the stranger's chest, the loss of life is governed a suicide, compounded by way of a proper confession earlier than death.
The sufferer, it's printed, is understood to Scotland backyard, and Assistant Commissioner Joe Sandilands is distributed all of the approach 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 ahead of 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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Diana's Altar (Joe Sandilands, Book 13) by Barbara Cleverly