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Title:
Grace under pressure
ISBN:
9781602859456
Edition:
Center Point large print ed.
Publication Information:
Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2011.
Physical Description:
383 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.
General Note:
"A Manor House mystery"--Cover.
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Summary:
When Bennett Marshfield's trusted curator Abe is murdered in a case of mistaken identity, Grace Wheaton, lover of history and mystery, comes to the aid of the reclusive millionaire while trying to catch a greedy killer with the help of handsome groundskeeper Jack Embers.
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Everyone wants a piece of millionaire Bennett Marshfield, owner of Marshfield Manor, and letters are coming in daily from those claiming to be poor relations. The elderly reclusive heir to the manor trusts no one but his aged curator, Abe. But when Abe is killed in a case of mistaken identity, things change dramatically.

Shaken by the murder, Grace Wheaton, lover of history and mystery, steps up to the challenge of assuming Abe's responsibilities. But now some of the letters arriving for Bennett have taken a nasty turn, demanding millions - or else.

When an uninvited stalker shows up at the manor and then at Grace's home, she and the groundskeeper, Jack Embers, join together to protect Bennett and Marshfield Manor - and get to the bottom of the strange events surrounding them. The pair must unravel a botched Ponzi scheme, some torrid Wheaton family secrets, and sour grapes out for revenge...


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Launching the Manor of Murder series with plenty of thrills and laughs, Hyzy (the White House Chef mysteries) creates the well-researched and believable estate of Marshfield Manor, part mansion and part museum. As assistant curator Grace Wheaton is handling a loud disturbance in the tea room, gunshots ring out from the fourth floor. Head curator Abe is killed, and the murderer mysteriously vanishes from the study. When billionaire Bennett Marshfield reveals that he's been receiving threatening letters from someone who might be the killer, Grace undertakes an amateur investigation, which includes looking into a local Ponzi scheme and her own family secrets. Well-drawn characters like busybody secretary Frances, handsome landscape architect Jack, and stalking wannabe PI Ronny are supported by lively subplots, laying series groundwork to rival Marshfield Manor's own elaborate structure. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved