English Tea Murder by Leslie Meier

By Leslie Meier

Among a hectic relatives and her tasks as a reporter for the Tinker's Cove Pennysaver, Lucy Stone may perhaps use a holiday. So whilst a pal tells her a few journey to England subsidized by way of Winchester collage, she jumps on the probability for a ladies getaway. but if travel chief Professor George Temple dies mid-flight after an bronchial asthma assault, Lucy's comfortable she packed her sleuthing abilities. . .

In London, Professor Quentin Rea, a women' guy and previous flirt of Lucy's, arrives to take over the tour--and she unearths that whereas his hairline has receded, his amorous intentions haven't. Lucy additionally starts off to note atypical habit between different contributors of the crowd. And while she discovers them all have pasts attached to the overdue Professor Temple, she suspects his dying was once an complex act of revenge. Then one other journey member dies, and Lucy is all at once ensnared in a bold scheme that may lead her to a mastermind of murder--or make her the following sufferer. . .

"Leslie Meier writes with sparkle and warmth." –Chicago sunlight Times

"Leslie Meier has created a city i might prefer to reside in and sleuth i might like to meet." –Jill Churchill

"Fans of Murder, She Wrote may are looking to do this most up-to-date in a sequence that's good written and enjoyable."
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Neal nodded. “Thank you. ” Released from the hot seat, Lucy went back to join the group, feeling oddly guilty, as if she’d ratted on the girls. But they hadn’t done anything terrible. They were just young and full of energy, caught up in themselves. She was just sitting down when the inspector called Dr. Cope. He got to his feet rather stiffly, not quite as nimble as he’d been earlier, and made his way to the other side of the cabin. His granddaughter, Jennifer, watched anxiously, biting her lip.

Sighing, Lucy checked her watch. Three in the morning. Hours to go before it was time to get up. She should have accepted Sue’s offer of a sleeping pill. Sue, who’d taken two, was sound asleep while Lucy was tossing and turning and burping up chicken korma. She rolled over, closed her eyes, and suddenly remembered Sue telling her the pills were on the sink in case she changed her mind. She had indeed changed her mind, she decided, throwing back the covers. Chapter Four When Lucy and Sue descended six flights of stairs to the little hotel’s basement breakfast room on Sunday morning, they found that everyone from the group was already there, as were a smattering of other guests, sitting in twos and threes at little tables covered with red and white checked cloths.

He had complied and seemed to be recovering, until she tried to wrap him in her pashmina shawl so he’d be nice and warm. He’d protested and that had started a new fit of coughing. Then the gate attendant had announced boarding and there was a great deal of movement, and Lucy lost track of Temple as she waited for her row number to be called. Dr. Cope had been right next to her at one point, she remembered, but if he noticed Temple’s condition, he hadn’t seemed concerned. Now that she thought about it, it seemed a bit odd.

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