By Caro Peacock
Duelling, derring-do, and dastardly deeds are all in a day's paintings for Liberty Lane: the plucky heroine for enthusiasts of Georgette Heyer and Sarah Waters's Victorian novels. London. summer time 1839. And the temperature is emerging as Liberty Lane takes on her strangest case but. Deranged aristocrat Lord Brinkburn is nearing dying and his elder son, Stephen, is looking ahead to to inherit the name. yet woman Brinkburn's unexpected assertion that Stephen is against the law throws the kin into turmoil. Tensions succeed in boiling aspect among the 2 brothers, one in every of whom stands to realize every thing, and so they come to blows in public - a lot to the entertainment of London Society. Liberty is engaged privately to get to the reality of the problem, yet a macabre homicide increases the stakes considerably!added to which she unearths her personal judgement being undermined via the beguiling woman Brinkburn. She is just too conscious that point is working out - one of many brothers could be subsequent, yet on the way to it be!?
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In fact, Miles Brinkburn–whom I’d never met–was one of the two reasons for riding out there that afternoon. I wasn’t quite ready yet to admit that, even to Amos. ‘He has an elder brother,’ I said. ‘That’s right. ’ ‘Should be. ’ Which explained the change in Miles Brinkburn’s expression. ’ I said. ‘Not a pupil, no. He rides better than his brother. But he wants me to look out for some new horses for him. ’ It was true that people who cared about money were talking up railways as the next thing to make everyone’s fortune, but as a title it was hardly medieval.
He’s totally devoted to agricultural improvement, especially pigs. ’ People were beginning to turn towards us. She was laughing about her husband, but her voice was full of love for him and she was clearly happy. My dread began to melt away. Celia might claim to have been thinking of me, but she lived almost entirely in the present and after that first reference she didn’t want to talk or think about the past. She brought her face close to mine. ’ It took me a while to jump from pigs to people and offer her my sincere congratulations.
A shrewd blow. Well done, Legge. Where is the man? ’ He was still pinned to the ground by the weight of his armour, his friends kneeling in the sawdust round him fumbling to unbuckle it piece by piece. In spite of that, he managed an amused drawl. The other man had managed to get the chestnut down on all four feet by now. He came up leading it, so that the horizontal man could see that it was unhurt. ‘He’s well enough, sir. ’ Amos Legge’s Herefordshire accent was as strong as when I’d first met him, in spite of two years as the most popular groom in Hyde Park.
A Corpse in Shining Armour by Caro Peacock