When Inspector Felse arrests a woman for the murder of a beer tycoon, his son sets out to prove her innocence in this Edgar Award-winning mystery. Is a vulgarity ground for murder? Alfred Armiger had antagonized many with his greed and crass acquisitiveness. So when the ruthless beer baron is discovered dead, his head beaten in by a magnum of champagne, there is no shortage of suspects. All of Comerford is shocked when Detective George Felse arrests Kitty Norris, the daughter of a rival beer baron, the last person to see Armiger alive, and the main beneficiary of his will. But Kitty, charming and popular, has an unexpected advocate in Felse's young son, Dominic, who has fallen in love with her. Passionately convinced of Kitty's innocence, Dominic sets out to find the true culprit, a hazardous undertaking that could cost him his life. Death and the Joyful Woman is the 2nd book in the Felse Investigations, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
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by Ellis Peters
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