The year is 1915, and the war is raging on.... The war was not 'over by Christmas' after all, and as the new year begins, the Hunters begin to settle into wartime life. The family, their servants and their neighbours soon realise that the war is not just for the soldiers, but it's for everyone to win, and every new atrocity that is reported bolsters British determination: this is a war that must be won at all costs.
|Publisher||Soundings Audio; 2015|
THE DARK ROSE
Book 2 in the Morland Dynasty. Sequel to 'The Foundling' (7528). The Morlands have to struggle to protect their religion. Nanette Morland, as maid in waiting to Anne Boleyn, becomes caught up in intrigue at court.
Bank Holiday Monday, and Zella Wilding, straight-A student at St Margaret's, prefect, future Head Girl, lies dead near Wormwood Scrubs prison. What was this good girl from a strict Christian family doing out there, dressed to kill, when she was supposed to be at a sleepover with friends? The mysteries only seem to proliferate as the investigation progresses, and the more Bill Slider knows, the less he understands about this very secret girl.
This, the first of the Morland Dynasty books, is set in the time of the Wars of the Roses. It tells the story of the arranged marriage of Robert Morland and Eleanor, the ward of the powerful Beaufort family who has a passion for Richard, Duke of York.
The murder of any journalist is bound to whip the media into a frenzy. So when ex-BBC correspondent Ed Stonax is found dead, the last thing Detective Inspector Bill Slider needs is the reappearance of an old enemy issuing death threats. Trevor Bates, aka The Needle, is on the loose and trying to kill him. With a high-profile murder to solve, he must try to find a spare moment to marry Joanna before their baby is born, and also to stay alive long enough to see it through...
In 1914, Britain faces a new kind of war. For Edward and Beatrice Hunter, their children, servants and neighbours, life will never be the same again. The once-tranquil village of Northcote reels under an influx of khaki volunteers, wounded soldiers and Belgian refugees. The war is becoming more dangerous and everyone must find a way to adapt to this rapidly changing world.
Detective Inspector Bill Slider is never going to make it to the Yard. Passed over for promotion again, the last thing he needs is an unidentifiable, naked female corpse. A priceless Stradivarius and a giant tin of olive oil are the only clues in an investigation that takes the steely-eyed detective all the way from the backstreets of Shepherd's Bush to far-flung Birmingham.