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Mystery Amateur Sleuth | Historical
As friends, the boisterous and brash American Beryl
couldn’t be less alike than the prim and proper British
Edwina. But as sleuths in an England recovering from the
Great War, they’re the perfect match…
1920: Flying in the face of convention, legendary American
adventuress Beryl Helliwell never fails to surprise and
shock. The last thing her adoring public would expect is
that she craves some peace and quiet. The humdrum hamlet
of Walmsley Parva in the English countryside seems just
the ticket. And, honestly, until America comes to its
senses and repeals Prohibition, Beryl has no intention of
returning stateside and subjecting herself to bathtub gin.
For over three decades, Edwina Davenport has lived
comfortably in Walmsley Parva, but the post–World War I
bust has left her in dire financial straits and forced her
to advertise for a lodger. When her long-lost school chum
Beryl arrives on her doorstep—actually crashes into it in
her red motorcar—Edwina welcomes her old friend as her new
But her idyllic hometown has a hidden sinister side, and
when the two friends are drawn in, they decide to set up
shop as private inquiry agents, helping Edwina to make
ends meet and satisfying Beryl’s thirst for adventure. Now
this odd couple will need to put their heads together to
catch a killer—before this sleepy English village becomes
their final resting place…
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