New PDF release: The Death of Colonel Mann

By Cynthia Peale

in the back of the curtained home windows of Victorian Boston is a global of ardour, scandal ... and murder.

In lifestyles, he was once the main despised guy in Boston, writer of the town's scurrilous gossip sheet -- and customer and vendor of people's so much scandalous indiscretions. Now Colonel William d'Arcy Mann lies at the flooring of his stylish lodge suite, the sufferer of a unmarried gunshot wound to the heart.

Addington Ames got here to recuperate a packet of affection letters written via his younger cousin, Val, that had fallen into the blackmailing colonel's ownership. but if he discovers Mann's corpse as an alternative, Ames unexpectedly reveals himself on the heart of a homicide inquiry, his identify splashed around the city newspapers.

With Val dealing with public shame -- at the eve of marriage to an impeccable member of Brahmin society -- Ames's merely wish is to discover the damning missives, which he believes vanished with the killer. With the aid of his sister, Caroline, and their boarder, Dr. John MacKenzie, he strikes via Boston's such a lot well-known social circles looking for a well-concealed assassin whose ultimate act of violence will depart no lifestyles -- highborn or low -- untouched...

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