By David Dickinson
Compliment for the Powerscourt sequence:
“Fine prose, excessive society, and [a] advanced plot suggest this series.”—Library Journal
“One hopes to work out extra of Lord Powerscourt and his buddies within the close to future.”—Publishers Weekly
In 1905, Lord Francis Powerscourt investigates a sequence of paintings thefts from stately houses of the Protestant gentry in eire. Then humans start to vanish. As Powerscourt closes in at the killer, his personal lifestyles is threatened and his patriotism is puzzled.
David Dickinson, a BBC editor, lives in West London.
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Death on the Holy Mountain (Lord Francis Powerscourt, Book 7) by David Dickinson