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...
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Once you are on the trail of the murderer the DEATHLY PORTENT is hard to put down.Read Full Review of The Deathly Portent
The appeal of this book for me was really the historical setting and the characters, though I did enjoy watching the mystery unfold too.Read Full Review of The Deathly Portent
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.Read Full Review of The Deathly Portent
Thank you Elizabeth for introducing me to a new style of writting that I have never tried before.Read Full Review of The Deathly Portent
is interesting book without modern automation, with carriages, torches, witch crafting and other things were characteristic for this period.Read Full Review of The Deathly Portent
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