The Deathly Portent by Elizabeth Bailey

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After the first several times it wore on me and I wanted to put the book down. I felt the story dragged with all the small town minutia.
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Synopsis

Her charm and cajolery may fool the unwary.
Unscrupulous and cunning, as dauntless as she is resolute, the incomparable "Lady Fan" is as ruthless as the killer she is tracking in...

A violent murder has left the village of Witherley aghast. The locals are convinced that a witch doing the devil's work is to blame-a young woman believed to have second sight. The new vicar, Aidan, taking up the cudgels in her defence, fears the witch hunt is escalating out of his control. But help is at hand.

The bright and perceptive Ottilia, once a lady's companion and now bride to Lord Francis Fanshawe, is drawn to Witherley by an insatiable curiosity. Ottilia rapidly uncovers a raft of suspects with grudges against the dead man, one of whom is determined to incriminate the "witch." And as foul play runs rampant, Ottilia must wade through the growing hysteria to unravel the tangle and point a finger at the one true menace...


 

About Elizabeth Bailey

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Elizabeth Bailey is the author of over a dozen novels. She lives in England with her family.
 
Published April 3, 2012 by Berkley. 379 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Deathly Portent
All: 5 | Positive: 4 | Negative: 1

Fresh Fiction

Good
Reviewed by Michelle O'Boyle on Apr 18 2012

Once you are on the trail of the murderer the DEATHLY PORTENT is hard to put down.

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She Reads Novels

Good
Reviewed by Blog on May 11 2012

The appeal of this book for me was really the historical setting and the characters, though I did enjoy watching the mystery unfold too.

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Love Romances and More

Below average
Reviewed by Blog on Apr 26 2012

After the first several times it wore on me and I wanted to put the book down. I felt the story dragged with all the small town minutia.

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Lou Graham's Blog

Good
Reviewed by Blog on Apr 15 2012

Thank you Elizabeth for introducing me to a new style of writting that I have never tried before.

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Books Are My Life

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Reviewed by Blog on Apr 23 2012

is interesting book without modern automation, with carriages, torches, witch crafting and other things were characteristic for this period.

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