Face Down Among the Winchester Geese (Susanna, Lady Appleton, Bk 3)
Face Down Among the Winchester Geese - Susanna, Lady Appleton, Bk 3 Author:Kathy Lynn Emerson She heard him come up behind her, expected him to turn her in his arms and embrace her with a lover's enthusiasm. Instead, his forearm abruptly cut off her supply of air as it pressed into her throat. — A harsh whisper, close to her ear, was the last thing she heard before one abrupt movement snapped her neck. — "Whore," her murderer... more » said. "No better than a Winchester goose."
It is the spring of 1563, and Susanna, Lady Appleton, wants only to tend to the medicinal herbs in the garden of her London townhouse. But the appearance of a mysterious veiled woman disrupts her plans. Is the woman just another mistress of Robert's, her forever-philandering husband?
When the gentlewoman is found dead with a snapped neck in London's notorious brothel district, and her last known visitor was Robert, Lady Appleton is forced to investigate. As she delves deeper into the mystery, she uncovers a string of murders for years of dark-haired women, all occurring on St. Mark's Day, and, most perplexing, all with a goose feather left by the bodies. For Susanna, nobody, not even her own husband, is above suspicion.« less
Third in this great series featuring Lady Susanna Appleton. This is a wonderful book in the series. I love this series! The fact that Kathy Lynn Emerson lives in Maine as I do really has no effect on my review! Highly recommend book and series.
This third entry in Emerson's Elizabethan mystery series is the best one yet, a riveting read with an explosive ending. Susanna Appleton hunts for a serial killer who murders one woman each year, while her husband Robert pursues a scheme he hopes will give him everything he's ever desired ... but that could lead to his ruin.