Dark Road to Darjeeling

Mira: Harlequin. Oct. 2010. c.400p. ISBN 9780778328209. pap. $14.95. F
It's 1889. Lord Nicholas and Lady Julia Brisbane are in Egypt, the last stop on their wedding trip, when Julia's siblings, Plum and Portia, appear. Portia would like Brisbane to assist her dear friend Jane by investigating the death of Jane's husband, Freddie Cavendish. Freddie was a wastrel, but his death will allow someone to inherit a valuable tea garden at the foothills of the Himalayas. If Freddie was murdered, could the next victim be Jane or the baby she carries? In such a small community in a faraway place called Valley of Eden, can the search for knowledge uncover anything but painful secrets?
VERDICT Fans eagerly awaiting the newest Lady Julia Grey novel (after Silent on the Moor) will be thrilled by the chance to continue their acquaintance with these evermore endearing characters, foibles and all, and the mystery is peppered with plenty of intriguing misdirections that allow a number of secondary story lines to blossom. A great choice for readers of historical fiction, mystery, or romance.

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