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A Fatal Rhythm

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An exotic and dark tale of new beginnings and forced endings...

It’s 1925. Thirty-year-old Cora Grenville, daughter of The Rt Honourable Henry Fitzsimons MP, is emerging out of mourning for her husband.

Although recognised as a society beauty and philanthropist, neither her marriage nor her life to date has fulfilled her.

Longing to find something to ignite her passions once more, she decides to spend the summer in Granada; writing a book about the Gypsies of Andalusia might be just the tonic she needs. Unable to persuade her friend Hermione to travel with her, Cora flouts convention by taking a working class girl, Violet Brown, as her maid and companion.

Long, lazy days in the sunshine, the charming house on the Alhambra Hill, and the attentions of an enigmatic and handsome Spaniard all lead her to believe she has successfully recreated the world of the Romantic Traveller.

But dark forces are at work to rob her of this illusion: the Gypsies connive to steal her fortune; anarchists want her as a hostage for their cause; and the man she thought was her protector, has sinister designs of his own.

A Fatal Rhythm is an intriguing and thrilling mystery set against the backdrop of the Spanish sun.

Ruth Wade is a part-time lecturer teaching creative writing at local colleges and academies. She spends the remainder of her working week researching and writing crime novels. Weekends can find her either learning to dance the Argentine Tango in Cambridge or deep in the woods of Hertfordshire shooting a longbow. Ruth Wade also writes as BK Duncan, and under that name she was a finalist in 2016’s The People’s Book Prize.

Genre: Mystery

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