FOR WHOM DEATH TOLLS
Like all of England, the village of Sitting Marsh is feeling the strains of the
war, made worse because of the tension between the locals and the Yanks billeted
there. The night the church bells toll, a united front is presented, for tolling
bells are the signal that the invasion of Britain has begun. It's soon discovered
that there's no invasion going on-once more murder has reared its ugly head when
an American soldier is found slain.
When suspicion falls on a local, tensions rise to the breaking point. The lady of
the manor, Elizabeth Hartleigh, is determined to get to the bottom of things.
With the help of the handsome and maddening American Officer Earl Monroe, she
The pair soon learns that the British and Americans alike despised the dead man
and there is no shortage of suspects. They also uncover a nefarious plot that
could undermine the local economy. As the pair continues their search for the
truth, they realize that there will be repercussions-not only from the crime, but
from spending so much time together.
The mystery in FOR WHOM DEATH TOLLS is a traditional one, nicely embellished by
the background of wartime England, as well as the growing feelings between
Elizabeth and Earl. (Feb., 208 pp., $5.99)