The Missing Heiress....
‘Oh it's nothing I’m sure you can’t handle, Stephen. Apparently, the girl vanished from a locked bed chamber. Shouldn't take you long to fathom that one out, should it? You’ll be back in Bow Street within a fortnight.’
Convinced, at first, that this is just a simple case of a young girl eloping with a lover, Lavender and Woods are alarmed to discover a sinister, murderous world of madness, violence and secrets lurking behind the closed doors of an ancient and respected family home. Why did Helen Carnaby flee on that wintry October night? How did she get out of her locked bed chamber? And where is she now?
Hindered by Helen's uncooperative half-brother and sister, distracted by gypsies, rebellious farmers, highwaymen and an attractive and feisty spanish senora, Helen Carnaby's disappearance is to prove one of the most perplexing mysteries of Lavender's career.
Set in the beautiful market town of Bellingham, Lavender and Woods eventually strip away the facade and discover the grim truth which lies behind the closed doors of Linn Hagh, the Carnaby family's pele tower.
The Missing Heiress is the first in a series of Regency whodunits featuring Detective Lavender and Constable Woods.
This series is not subject to a publishing agreement. The opening chapters are available to read free in 'Works in Progress.'