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A pinch of poison, Alyssa Maxwell

Label
A pinch of poison
Title
A pinch of poison
Statement of responsibility
Alyssa Maxwell
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In post-World War I England, Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her lady's maid, Eva Huntford, encounter an uncharitable killer at a charity luncheon sponsored by a posh school for girls ... ' Good deeds build good character, and good character is what the Haverleigh School for Young Ladies is all about. Lady Phoebe-with the tireless assistance of Eva-has organized a luncheon at the school to benefit wounded veterans of the Great War, encouraging the students to participate in the cooking and the baking. But too many cooks do more than spoil the broth-they add up to a recipe for disaster when the school's headmistress, Miss Finch, is poisoned. The girls at Haverleigh all come from highly respected families, none of whom will countenance their darling daughters being harassed like common criminals by the local police. So Lady Phoebe steps in to handle the wealthy young debutantes with tact and discretion, while Eva cozies up to the staff. Did one of the girls resent the headmistress enough to do her in' Did a teacher bear a grudge' What about the school nurse, clearly shell shocked from her service in the war' No one is above suspicion, not even members of the school's governing body, some of whom objected to Miss Finch's "modern" methods. But Lady Phoebe and Eva will have to sleuth with great stealth-or the cornered killer may try to teach someone else a lethal lesson. Praise for MURDER MOST MALICIOUS, the first Lady and Lady's Maid Mystery! "Entertaining ... 'ome of the characters and scenes are highly reminiscent of TV's Downton Abbey, but Maxwell makes Phoebe and Eva distinctive personalities in their own right."--Publishers Weekly "Maxwell provides a neat little mystery and a heavily atmospheric look at life in a great house after the trials of the war."-Kirkus Reviews "Details of the lives of the nobility and their servants, and the aftermath of the war, are woven throughout the story, and the forward-thinking Phoebe is a charming main character."-Booklist "The story is so good, you don't want it to end."-Suspense Magazine "Downton Abbey fans will enjoy Maxwell's evocative descriptions of a particular society as it transitions from the Edwardian Age to modern times."--Library Journal
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Summary
When the headmistress of a posh school for girls is poisoned during a charity luncheon they organized, Lady Phoebe and her maid Eva use their sleuthing skills to help the police find her killer
Storyline
Tone
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10541454
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A lady and lady's maid mystery
Series volume
0002
Target audience
adult
Label
A pinch of poison, Alyssa Maxwell
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2830021
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn967392595
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781617738357
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 984414
  • 5DD8D568-34FA-4D08-B561-37B70D91ACC3
System control number
(OCoLC)967392595
Label
A pinch of poison, Alyssa Maxwell
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2830021
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn967392595
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781617738357
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 984414
  • 5DD8D568-34FA-4D08-B561-37B70D91ACC3
System control number
(OCoLC)967392595

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