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The Gilded Shroud

Lady Fan Mystery Series, Book 1
Written by: Elizabeth Bailey
Narrated by: Esther Wane
Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
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When a murder is committed, a lady's companion finds herself in the role of amateur sleuth...

1789, London: When Emily Fanshawe, Marchioness of Polbrook, is found strangled in her bedchamber, suspicion immediately falls on those residing in the grand house in Hanover Square.  

Emily's husband - Randal Fanshawe, Lord Polbrook - fled in the night and is chief suspect - much to the dismay of his family.  

Ottilia Draycott is brought in as the new lady's companion to Sybilla, Dowager Marchioness, and soon finds herself assisting younger son Lord Francis Fanshawe in his investigations.  

Can Ottilia help clear the family name? Does the killer still reside in the house?  

Or could there be more to the mystery than meets the eye?

©2011 Elizabeth Bailey (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Lorraine
  • 2019-02-05

Fine premise, BIZARRE characters.

Nearly every character is completely lacking in period-appropriate behavior, etiquette, and likability.

The main character is supposed to be some cross between a Mind Reader, Mother Teresa, and Dr. Phil, but has inappropriate bouts of giggles throughout the book for no reason at all.

Bizarre characters in a painfully predictable story.

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  • Sherri Morgan
  • 2019-01-29

Loved it!

Loved it!
Wonderfully crafted imagery of an era gone bye. It held my attention and kept me guessing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-03-15

Good story

this was an interesting story & the reading was good. I enjoyed listening to it.

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