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Hunting the Wren, A Historical Murder Mystery Short Story (Bess Rowland Mysteries) [Kindle Edition]

Sarah Barton
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Book Description

Here's a historical murder mystery, for you, set in the 18th century, one Christmas Day...

Someone is killing the lordlings in London.Get your copy of Sarah Barton's "Hunting the Wren" to discover this intriguing who dunnit.

"Mrs." Elizabeth Rowland is the young housekeeper for a courtesan, Kitty Fleet, living on the edges of fashionable society. She lives vicariously through the excitement of her mistress's affairs, never dreaming that a very different sort of excitement is about to land on her doorstep -- literally.

It's Christmas morning, chill and bright, and Bess Rowland steps out to sweep the front steps of snow only to find a dead lordling sprawled across her mistress's stoop, beaten bloody and holding what appears to be a dead wren.

It isn't long before she has even more company: Besides a mysterious body, a Bow Street Runner by the name of Jim Watt appears, this address in hand, wondering if he's too late -- but for what?

An unexpected suitor for Kitty's favours comes knocking -- but Kitty's career will be in ruins if rumour of this dead body gets out...

What is the significance of the wren? Can Bess remove the body, help Watt solve his mystery, sort out the suitor, keep Kitty safe, and maybe find a little romantic intrigue of her own, all without burning Christmas dinner? Scroll up and grab your copy now to find out!

Product Details

  • File Size: 770 KB
  • Print Length: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Angel Cuddle Publishing (December 7, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H6P00FC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,071,049 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars An Interesting Victorian Mystery December 16, 2013
By Barb C.
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was a fun Victorian romp that left me wanting to know more. What is Bess's history? What exactly is Miss Fleet's position in life? What other adventures lay in store for Bess and the mysterious Mr. Ward? There are lots of potential directions this could go and all are intriguing.

The style of writing is entertaining and descriptive of life in those times. I liked how the story started out with the apples and came back around to the apples at the end.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. As a matter of fact, I was a bit let down that it ended so quickly. I would like to have seen more of the loose ends tied up at the end. That said, I am looking forward to more stories about the intrepid Mrs. Rowland.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling story December 16, 2013
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This was a really good and interesting story. I loved that it was a historical short story that made time for some twists and turns. The story was written in such a way that I could picture everything that was happening. I could imagine exactly what the characters looked like and what the setting was. I love it when that happens.

This was an easy to read book - well laid out and the story flowed nicely. Perfect for times when you don't have much time to invest but want something great to read.
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More About the Author


Sarah Barton here, Angel Ambassador, Channel of Grace, and a Reiki Master. An English lady with a passion for being a light bearer, sharing love and showing up as one of the ones here to end separation on Mother Earth. So, how can I help you?

I am in France where I've been living for 18 years with my family of one husband, 7 children, 3 cats, a pony and a donkey. We actually came over with 5 children and added 2 more to the list.

I'm a teacher, writer/publisher (Angel Cuddle Publishing), proofreader and translator. I sing in a choir and participate in drama activities, writing, acting, producing, directing. I'm doing a genealogy diploma. I think it important to know where we came from and why we are like we are. It can give us an insight into the future and what way to go.

Writing is my passion and I have started an offline and an online business, Angel Cuddle Publishing: As a writer, I tend to go on and on so I must stop myself and say thanks to you for reading my message. Angel Cuddles to everyone, Sarah


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