'If a black dog appears along the old corpse way, the route a funeral procession takes to the churchyard, it is thought to be escorting the dead soul to the afterlife. A black dog sighting without a funeral procession, however, is supposed to foreshadow death.'
A lifeless body by the side of the road in Notting Hill... A gorgeous but high maintenance wife self-destructing because she's been denied access to the family fortune ... Another death - this time in the shallows of the stunning Great Barrier Reef...
Murder and intrigue in the English countryside When Belinda Lawrence first sees a piece of tapestry on an antique buying expedition, she is instantly curious. Could this be a missing piece of the Bayeux Tapestry? Belinda's friend and colleague Hazel Whitby is not so intrigued. She doesn't understand Belinda's fascination. When the tapestry comes into Belinda's possession through a strange series of events, she still can't arouse Hazel's interest, nor that of her boyfriend Mark. To them it is just a rag.
A rollicking puzzle and a turmoil of personal relationships, some happy, some doomed, some downright evil.
The third adventure for Belinda and Hazel continuing the pace and humour that readers have come to acknowledge and appreciate.
Excitement and tension begin on the first day of filming a Restoration drama on location at the historic Jacobean mansion, Ham House in Surrey when one of the leading players collapses and dies. With the death ruled non-accidental the director, producer and members of the cast are all suspects.
Set in England, Belinda Lawrence visits her aunt but is shocked by her discovery. Her aunt is dead and her body is rotting. From this moment on Belinda's life changes and will never be the same again. Belinda inherits her aunt's estate and doesn't believe her aunt's death was an accident. Whilst mingling with the villagers she receives clues and soon finds some old hidden information within the property.
Strange things are happening in Monkeyland, the ailing Devonshire sanctuary that Patrick and his zoologist wife Jane, bought in a bid to save their marriage.
Rue, their oldest, wisest and most gentle female primae is found murdered. And a big, panther-like cat preys around the park. Evading capture, the cat lurks in the shadows and at the back of Patrick's mind. Private, threatening, elusive.