Nobody's Sweetheart Now

    Lady Adelaide Mystery Book 1

    by Maggie Robinson

    Poisoned Pen Press

    November 13, 2018

    ISBN-10: 1464211116

    ISBN-13: 9781464211119

    Available in: Hardcover, e-Book, Trade Size

    Nobody's Sweetheart Now
    by Maggie Robinson

    A delightful English cozy series begins in August 1924. Lady Adelaide Compton has recently (and satisfactorily) interred her husband, Major Rupert Charles Cressleigh Compton, hero of the Somme, in the family vault in the village churchyard.

    Rupert died by smashing his Hispano-Suiza on a Cotswold country road while carrying a French mademoiselle in the passenger seat. With the house now Addie’s, needed improvements in hand, and a weekend house party underway, how inconvenient of Rupert to turn up! Not in the flesh, but in … actually, as a … spirit. Rupert has to perform a few good deeds before becoming welcomed to heaven … or, more likely, thinks Addie, to hell.

    Before Addie can convince herself she’s not completely lost her mind, a murder disrupts her careful seating arrangement. Which of her twelve houseguests is a killer? Her mother, the formidable Dowager Marchioness of Broughton? Her sister Cecilia, the born-again vegetarian? Her childhood friend and potential lover, Lord Lucas Waring? Rupert has a solid alibi as a ghost and an urge to detect.

    Enter Inspector Devenand Hunter from the Yard, an Anglo-Indian who is not going to let some barmy society beauty witnessed talking to herself derail his investigation. Something very peculiar is afoot at Compton Court and he’s going to get to the bottom of it — or go as mad as its mistress trying.



    Maggie Robinson's Bio

    Photo by Megan Jones

    Maggie Robinson is a former teacher, library clerk and mother of four who woke up in the middle of the night, absolutely compelled to create the perfect man and use as many adverbs as possible doing so. A transplanted New Yorker, she lives with her not-quite perfect husband in Maine, where the cold winters are ideal for staying inside and writing hot historical romances. Her books have been translated into Turkish, Russian, Japanese and Thai.