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‘A Sparkling and witty crime debut with a female protagonist to challenge Miss Marple’ –

Lin Anderson

‘Impeccable historical detail with a light touch‘ – Lesley Cookman, The Libby Sarjeant Series

‘Euphemia Martins is feisty, funny and completely adorable’ – Colette McCormick, Ribbons in Her Hair

‘A rattlingly good dose of Edwardian country house intrigue with plenty of twist and turns and clues to puzzle through along with the heroine of the book, Euphemia Martins’ – Booklore.co.uk

Hope for the Innocent – the first edition of the addictive and twisty Hope Stapleford Mystery series!
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With war approaching, innocence is the first casualty…


It is 1939. World War II is looming.

Oswald Mosley has awoken fascist sympathies among the British aristocracy and, in London, socialites are gathering for the start of the Season.

Enter astute, Oxford graduate Hope Stapleford, whose quick wit, love of books and keen observations set her apart from her peers. Her rebellious friend, Bernadette, has persuaded her to take part in the Season, and Hope expects little more than a round of dull engagements and dreary introductions. But when an innocent, young debutante goes missing from their very first house party, feared to have been kidnapped or worse, Hope’s curiosity is piqued. With Bernie and their new acquaintance, the amiable rogue Harvey, Hope soon finds herself thrust into a web of political intrigue that threatens the very heart of the nation…
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Readers LOVE Caroline Dunford’s compelling crime novels!


‘I enjoyed this very much, Hope is a good character and hopefully worthy of a new series***** Reader review

‘… evokes the period and class structure beautifully, while at the same time being a rollicking good read and a mystery unsolved until almost the final page’ ***** Reader review

‘An interesting plot and good character development’ ***** Reader review

‘This is a perfect read for difficult times’ ***** Reader review

Reviews

Euphemia Martins is feisty, funny and completely adorable
Colette McCormick, Ribbons in Her Hair
A rattlingly good dose of Edwardian country house intrigue with plenty of twist and turns and clues to puzzle through along with the heroine of the book, Euphemia Martins
Booklore.co.uk
A Sparkling and witty crime debut with a female protagonist to challenge Miss Marple
Lin Anderson
Impeccable historical detail with a light touch
Lesley Cookman, The Libby Sarjeant Series

Hope Stapleford Mystery