Death Called to the Bar

Death Called to the Bar

A Murder Mystery Featuring Lord Francis Powerscourt

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
Conducting a discreet investigation after two barristers die under suspicious circumstances, Lord Francis Powerscourt uncovers possible leads in a marriage that had been compromised by a lack of children and a boarded up grand country house.

Perseus Publishing
In February 1902, a feast is held at the Inns of Court, during which senior barrister Alexander Dauntsey collapses and dies. When a second barrister is shot dead shortly after, Lord Francis Powerscourt is summoned to conduct a discreet investigation. His inquiries take him to the heart of legal London, where the wills of the dead can reveal the crimes of the living, and he discovers a troubled marriage, seemingly broken by the lack of children. The trail leads on, first to a grand country house, mysteriously boarded up, its past sealed within, then to a growing list of suspects including a jealous wife, a mistress fearful of being jilted, and a cuckolded husband who writes books about poisons. Powerscourt eventually finds that he too is now standing in the path of danger.

In February 1902, a feast is held at the Inns of Court, during which senior barrister Alexander Dauntsey collapses and dies. When a second barrister is shot dead shortly after, Lord Francis Powerscourt is summoned to conduct a discreet investigation. His inquiries take him to the heart of legal London, where the wills of the dead can reveal the crimes of the living, and he discovers a troubled marriage, seemingly broken by the lack of children. The trail leads on, first to a grand country house, mysteriously boarded up, its past sealed within, then to a growing list of suspects including a jealous wife, a mistress fearful of being jilted, and a cuckolded husband who writes books about poisons. Powerscourt eventually finds that he too is now standing in the path of danger.


Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2005
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed
ISBN: 9780786716968
0786716967
Characteristics: 247 p. ; 23 cm

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