Lady Priscilla Flanders's peaceful home is disrupted when she discovers a murder victim in her garden. As unsettling as this is, it is even more so to learn she is the lone suspect. A new, inexperienced constable tries to find his way through the investigation and Lady Priscilla is determined to do all she can to prove her innocence. Sir Neville Hathaway pays an unexpected, but timely, call on the widow of his best friend just in time to help clear the lady of murder suspicions. Neville's murky past serves him well as he helps follow the winding trail of disappearing clues to discover the true identity of the murderer. Jo Ann Ferguson leads readers on a wild adventure of murder and mystery, and while the only hint at romance comes in the very last pages, readers can't help but fall in love with the characters. Ms. Ferguson will offer readers another chance to enjoy Pris and Neville in early 2003 with the sequel to A RATHER NECESSARY END (3). (Oct., 256 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Angela Keck and Teresa Roebuck