An atmospheric and gripping mystery set in an ancient manor house from Lady Antonia Fraser's Jemima Shore series.
'As he turned ... he had the extraordinary impression of a man in full armour rearing up in front of him ... It was the last thing he saw, before he hurtled downwards to a certain death'
An untimely death and the reappearance of a ghost lead television reporter Jemima Shore into a mysterious case of sex, violence and the supernatural.
When the butler plummets from the battlements of Lackland Court, it becomes clear that the ghost of the legendary Civil War poet and soldier, Decimus Meredith, is not the only suspect. Jemima must look to history and delve deep into the ancient hall's past to solve yet another baffling mystery.
The novel is enormous fun and the who-did-it is satisfyingly resolved. Antonia Fraser's best so far - SPECTATOR
Full of satirical digs at contemporary manners, it's unbeatable for pure escapism - a thoroughly entertaining whodunit - EVENING STANDARD
Since 1969, Antonia Fraser has written many acclaimed historical works which have been international bestsellers, including Marie Antoinette, Mary Queen of Scots (James Tait Black Memorial Prize), Cromwell: Our Chief of Men, The Six Wives of Henry VIII and The Gunpowder Plot: Terror and Faith in 1605 (St Louis Literary Award; CWA Non-Fiction Gold Dagger). Antonia Fraser was made CBE in 1999, and awarded the Norton Medlicott Medal by the Historical Association in 2000. She is married to the playwright Harold Pinter and lives in London.
Mary Queen Of Scots, The Six Wives Of Henry VIII, The Weaker Vessel, King Charles II, Marie Antoinette, Love Letters