When elderly Ailsa Lockyer-Fox is found dead in her garden, dressed only in nightclothes and with bloodstains on the ground near her body, the finger of suspicion points at her wealthy husband, Colonel James Lockyer-Fox. A coroner's investigation deems it death by natural causes, but the gossip surrounding James refuses to go away. Friendless and alone, James and his reclusive behavior begins to alarm his attorney, whose concern deepens when he discovers that his client has become the victim of a relentless campaign accusing him of far worse than the death of his wife. James is unwilling to fight the allegations, choosing instead to devote his energies to a desperate search for the illegitimate granddaughter who may prove his savior as he battles for his name-and his life.
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by Minette Walters
by Ted Allbeury
by Michael Pearce
by Ellis Peters
by Dick Francis
"The title character, whose blatantly false name is a malevolent warning to Colonel James Lockyer-Fox, is a member of a New Age gypsy band camped near the Lockyer-Fox estate, intent on making big trouble for the family. But why? Who is he? And while we're at it, was the Colonel's wife murdered, as some of the neighbors believe? Where are the Colonel's disaffected grown children? And what about Colonel Fox's granddaughter, Nancy, given up for adoption when a baby but suddenly reappeared? The incomparable Simon Prebble makes this deft psychological puzzle the kind of audiobook you go on listening to in the driveway long after you've gotten where you're going. He is a marvel. B.G. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"
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