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Book Three: The Art of Betrayal
American antiques dealer Kate Hamilton is spending the month of May in the Suffolk village of Long Barston, filling in at the antiquities shop owned by Ivor Tweedy. Kate is thrilled when a reclusive widow consigns a Chinese pottery jar dating from the Han dynasty. Ivor’s bank account needs an infusion of cash.
That evening Kate and Detective Inspector Tom Mallory gather with the villagers at the annual May Fair on the green. The final event, a pageant celebrating the legendary Green Maiden of Suffolk, is drawing to an end when a body turns up in the middle of medieval England. If that’s not shocking enough, the police find blood in Ivor’s shop and the valuable Chinese jar has gone missing.
As DI Mallory leads the investigation, Kate begins to see puzzling parallels between the crimes and the Green Maiden legend. The more she learns, the more convinced she becomes that the solution to the mystery lies in the murky depths of Anglo-Saxon history and a generations-old pattern of betrayal.
Book Two: A Legacy of Murder
What could be lovelier than Christmas in England? American antiques dealer Kate Hamilton arrives in the Suffolk village of Long Barston, dreaming of log fires, steaming wassail, and Tom Mallory, the detective inspector she met during a recent murder investigation in Scotland. Kate also looks forward to spending time with her daughter, Christine, an intern at Finchley Hall, famous for the unearthing in 1818 of a treasure trove known as The Finchley Hoard.
But when the body of another intern is found floating in Blackwater Lake, romance takes a back seat. Long Barston is on Tom Mallory’s patch, and the clues to the killer’s identity point backward more than four hundred years to a legacy of murder and a blood-red ruby ring.
Book One: A Dream of Death
American antiques dealer Kate Hamilton returns to the Hebridean island where her husband was born and where he died, in time for the Tartan Ball. When a body turns up, murdered in a bizarre recreation of an infamous unsolved murder in island history, Kate teams up with a vacationing detective inspector from England to unmask a killer determined to rewrite island history.