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A Lady's Guide to Gossip and Murder

(2019)
(The second book in the Countess of Harleigh Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
The adventurous Countess Harleigh finds out just how far some will go to safeguard a secret in Dianne Freeman’s latest witty and delightful historical mystery . . .
 
Though American by birth, Frances Wynn, the now-widowed Countess of Harleigh, has adapted admirably to the quirks and traditions of the British aristocracy. On August twelfth, otherwise known as the Glorious Twelfth, most members of the upper class retire to their country estates for grouse-shooting season. Frances has little interest in hunting—for birds or a second husband—and is expecting to spend a quiet few months in London with her almost-engaged sister, Lily, until the throng returns.

Instead, she’s immersed in a shocking mystery when a friend, Mary Archer, is found murdered. Frances had hoped Mary might make a suitable bride for her cousin, Charles, but their courtship recently fizzled out. Unfortunately, this puts Charles in the spotlight—along with dozens of others. It seems Mary had countless notes hidden in her home, detailing the private indiscretions of society’s elite. Frances can hardly believe that the genteel and genial Mary was a blackmailer, yet why else would she horde such juicy tidbits?
 
Aided by her gallant friend and neighbor, George Hazelton, Frances begins assisting the police in this highly sensitive case, learning more about her peers than she ever wished to know. Too many suspects may be worse than none at all—but even more worrying is that the number of victims is increasing too. And unless Frances takes care, she’ll soon find herself among them . . .

“Engrossing . . . Freeman takes a witty look at Victorian polite society. Historical mystery fans will be delighted.”
Publishers Weekly
 

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

September 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Lady's Guide to Gossip and Murder (A Countess of Harleigh Mystery)
Author(s): Dianne Freeman
ISBN: 1-64358-334-4 / 978-1-64358-334-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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June 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Lady's Guide to Gossip and Murder (A Countess of Harleigh Mystery)
Author(s): Dianne Freeman
ISBN: 1-4967-1690-6 / 978-1-4967-1690-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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Paperback Editions

June 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Lady's Guide to Gossip and Murder (A Countess of Harleigh Mystery)
Author(s): Dianne Freeman
ISBN: 1-4967-1691-4 / 978-1-4967-1691-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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Audio Editions

June 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A Lady's Guide to Gossip and Murder
Author(s): Dianne Freeman
ISBN: 1-5288-6761-0 / 978-1-5288-6761-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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June 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Lady's Guide to Gossip and Murder (Countess of Harleigh Mystery)
Author(s): Dianne Freeman
ISBN: 1-68441-760-0 / 978-1-68441-760-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Lady's Guide to Gossip and Murder: A Countess of Harleigh Mystery, Book 2
Author(s): Dianne Freeman
Publisher: Lamplight Audiobooks
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June 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Lady's Guide to Gossip and Murder: A Countess of Harleigh Mystery, Book 2
Author(s): Dianne Freeman
Publisher: Lamplight Audiobooks
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June 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Lady's Guide to Gossip and Murder: A Countess of Harleigh Mystery, Book 2
Author(s): Dianne Freeman
Publisher: Lamplight Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Lady's Guide to Gossip and Murder: Countess of Harleigh Mystery Series, Book 2
Author(s): Dianne Freeman
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

June 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Lady's Guide to Gossip and Murder (A Countess of Harleigh Mystery Book 2)
Author(s): Dianne Freeman
Publisher: Kensington Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU