A duchess has been stolen from her bed in the middle of the night. The Marquess of Southerton happens upon the scene, only to find the entire chamber bathed in blood. Who did this violence? And how is it connected to his own wife's near murder? Things are not what they seem in the dark, foggy, crime-plagued streets of Regency London.
Miss Araminta pushes her shopping cart to the neighborhood market, but stops when she sees a well-dressed woman stealing from a blind man's cup. The beggar is well known in the neighborhood; Bill and his seeing-eye dog sleep in a derelict shed behind the grocery store. He just turned up one day from nowhere, and is fed and clothed by the community.
Miss Sophie Tennant was a girl of 19, of sweet, if a bit sickly, disposition, and golden curls. She had been confined to her invalid's chair since her childhood after a bad fall. Her health had deteriorated rapidly following her parents' deaths, and she'd hardly risen from it since. Sophie was waiting for her ladies' maid to wheel her to her bedchamber, when she screamed. In front of her she sees a dead body, white and pale in the candlelight. She reaches out a hand and touches its cheek.
South, the Marquess of Southerton, is on quest to retrieve some love letters from a Duke's past lover. Bored to go through another season, he goes to the Lady's house and finds a way to be invited to stay. The Lady is married to a man who looks like a scholar and very genteel but she seems to be intensely unhappy. After a while, South finds out some strange happenings in the house. What is the mystery of the bleeding mirror?
"Pretty good story, narration was weird at times"
Miss Araminta has to run an errand for Bishop Hand: pick up a young pastor at the Nashville Greyhound Terminal. When Miss Araminta gets to the crowded terminal, the bus from Ft. Lauderdale has just come in. She begins anxiously looking for a young man in a clerical collar. Seeing him only in the distance, she follows him to the small cafeteria area, where he appears to be looking for someone. Just then a young girl leaves one of the tables and runs to him. She starts to speak, but instead falls at his feet.
The Prince Regent wants to consult South about a series of very expensive and rare paintings he wants to buy for his collection. South discovers they were forged. There are even more strange happenings in the city. Two seemingly unrelated happenings. Could the clue be in the gilded frame?
Hundreds of innocent lives are in danger, as a black tendril of murder and crime unfurls above the gloomy London skies. But the Marquess of Southerton has no idea where to look for the culprit. All he has is a note threatening his wife's life, and the whispers of a dying man. He doesn't even have a name.
When Richard Smith, her old colleague from her PI firm, invites her to solve a difficult case, Robin refuses outright. Smith pleads with Robin if she does not investigates this case, a life is at stake.
"Excellent narration of Back in the Game."
Robin is now a full time private investigator in Smith Investigations. A woman came to the agency and asked that they investigate the disappearance of her husband. Robin immediately senses something is amiss.
When the Lord Killian Ware, second son of the Duke of Worthing, arrived from his country seat, he was in tears. His daughter disappeared two weeks ago. The Duke begged "South", the Marquis, to find her. Meanwhile, the Marquis' younger brother, Killian, who is rumored to be something of a rogue and a gambler, but is very kind-hearted, found an orphan boy in the streets and rescues him from a pair of ruffians. The boy swears he'll serve the Marquis' brother until he dies.
Miss Araminta enjoys taking a week's holiday every fall. She always goes to the Pioneer House Bed and Breakfast near Triune, Tennessee, which is owned by her good friends Mark and Felicia Rollins. This time, Miss Araminta finds a scene of consternation and turmoil when she starts to check in. Police Detective Davis is talking to her hostess, and both seem upset. They quickly tell her that a guest died in one of the upper rooms during the night.
Araminta Elmore is a 67-year-old retired insurance adjustor. She is helpful and always finds herself in the middle of a police investigation. She has been invited to a piano recital at the Belle Meade home of Arthur and Beatrice Lyons. As she makes her way to the French doors of the drawing room, Araminta suddenly notices a glint in the grass. When she picks this up, it turns out to be a red stone - a real ruby. She shoves it into her bag until after the recital.
Rob has to come to terms with her decision to come back to work. In this story, she will finally accept that the job is not worth losing her sanity. The day begins with a missing child case. The police think that the boy, known to be a "Dennis the Menace" sort of child, had run away from home, but Rob and the team discover that there is more than meets the eye. How will Rob and her team solve this case?
Members of the House of Lords are turning up murdered in their beds all over London. Lord Southerton is investigating the connection that links them, when an orphaned girl turns up on his doorstep. Now South is now more determined than ever to find the killer, but he's always one step behind him. How will the killings ever stop, unless he catches him?
Araminta had gone shopping at the exclusive Green Hills Mall, a fairly long drive from Melrose, because she wanted to see what colors would be popular in knit goods and kitchen cloths this spring. Araminta was just leaving the upscale dress shop for the main mall area when someone cannoned into her in the crowd.This young woman helped Araminta right herself after the collision and started to apologize profusely. Looking up, Araminta spotted what she thought was a familiar young face.
South is 20 years old, studying at Eaton. His brother is nine. One day he is back on vacation from school, and he wakes up to find out his mother died in her sleep during the night. She was weak. She was ill and sad because of her husband's drinking and gambling, but South thinks something is wrong with her death.
When a prominent chemist disappears for more than a few days, the family hires Smith Investigations to find her. It is Rob's first official case. The members of the investigation team thinks the chemist may be dead, but Rob thinks otherwise. In the midst of this investigation, Rob has to deal with issues of her team. Is the chemist dead for sure?
Rob goes to Smith Investigations to gather her things and resign, but Smith's complaints about his team falling apart get her suspicious. He says that with her leaving and Robert MIA on some video game tournament, Smith has had trouble dealing with the recent wave of new cases.