The Young Widow

Phillip Bethancourt and Jack Gibbons Mysteries (Volume 1)

Cassandra Chan

Minotaur Books

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A CHARMING WIDOW WITH A TROUBLING HISTORY
As if by magic, Annette Berowne seems capable of dazzling men from the moment she meets them. But when Annette becomes the primary suspect in her husband’s poisoning death, she arouses entirely different feelings. Now some men feel sorry for her while others are convinced she’s guilty.
 
PROVIDES TWO DETECTIVES WITH A MYSTERY OF SEDUCTION AND MURDER.
Jack Gibbons is a by-the-book, rising star at Scotland Yard. His friend Phillip Bethancourt is a smart, devil-may-care type with a good heart and a razor-sharp sense of people. When they reach the Berowne manor in Surrey, with its colorful coterie of staff and family, Bethancourt is strangely immune to Annette’s charms. As the two men delve into the case, Gibbons is sure Annette is an innocent damsel in distress. But Bethancourt is only certain of this: his earnest friend is falling in love-with a woman whose lovers keep finding ways to die.
 
In The Yougn Widow, Cassandra Chan has crafted a delightful English mystery.

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The Young Widow
CHAPTER 1Annette Berowne had a sweet, heart-shaped face. She had honey-blond hair and wide brown eyes. She was not beautiful, and certainly not glamorous, but only Phillip Bethancourt noticed that. Everyone else was blinded by the charm of her manner, by a certain ethereal quality mixed with an earthy femininity.On the evening of the day that Scotland Yard was consulted in the matter of her husband’s death, Phillip Bethancourt lay in bed listening to the steady beat of the rain on the windowpanes and admiring the white, lissome form beside him.

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"Chan's sprightly debut, a contemporary homage to Dorothy L. Sayers's classic Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries, introduces an appealing pair of sleuths...
[T]raditional English mystery devotees should look forward to their further adventures." --Publishers Weekly

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CASSANDRA CHAN has published several Bethancourt/Gibbons short stories in mystery publications like Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. She lives in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
October 2006
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ISBN: 9781429934794
ISBN10: 1429934794
304 pages
$7.99
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