The Deathly Portent

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Penguin, Apr 3, 2012 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Her charm and cajolery may fool the unwary.
Unscrupulous and cunning, as dauntless as she is resolute, the incomparable "Lady Fan" is as ruthless as the killer she is tracking in...

A violent murder has left the village of Witherley aghast. The locals are convinced that a witch doing the devil's work is to blame-a young woman believed to have second sight. The new vicar, Aidan, taking up the cudgels in her defence, fears the witch hunt is escalating out of his control. But help is at hand.

The bright and perceptive Ottilia, once a lady's companion and now bride to Lord Francis Fanshawe, is drawn to Witherley by an insatiable curiosity. Ottilia rapidly uncovers a raft of suspects with grudges against the dead man, one of whom is determined to incriminate the "witch." And as foul play runs rampant, Ottilia must wade through the growing hysteria to unravel the tangle and point a finger at the one true menace...


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User Review  - EmpressReece - LibraryThing

I actually finished this book sometime ago. I dont know why I didnt review it- must have forgot. Anyways, I like the series & I like Lady Fan's character. She stands up to all of the town gossips etc ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The village blacksmith succumbs to a roof cave-in.Ottilia and her new husband Sir Francis Fanshawe are returning to their estate from a visit to her aging, deaf and snapping mentor when their carriage ... Read full review


Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18

Chapter 9
Chapter 10
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About the author (2012)

Elizabeth Bailey is the author of more than a dozen Regency novels. She lives in England.

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