MARRIAGE, MYSTERY, AND MURDER
The wedding of her godchild Sara is reason enough for Foreign Service Consul Meredith Mitchell to return to England to stay with her cousin, Eve Owens, glamorous film star and mother of the bride. When Meredith arrives at Eve's country home she never expects to share center stage in a real-life drama that will rock the peaceful little Cotswold village to its core.
But a bloody ox heart, a dead cat, and a bit of poison turn the prenuptial planning into a police investigation, and Meredith becomes a material witness. Playing amateur sleuth, she's soon making her own inquiries--and using all her diplomatic skills to steer a path between loyalty to her cousin's family and her responsibility to Chief Inspector Markby, with whom she's developing a more than casual relationship. Yet it's finding the roots of the crime in her own family tree that leads Meredith to the discovery of how scandal, blackmail, and unrequited love play a part in changing a plot of love and marriage into a melodrama of mystery and murder.