By Sheila Connolly
Now that Meg Corey's apples were harvested and bought, she's having fun with a few unfastened time. but if the small yet stressful mishaps plaguing her commence turning sinister, Meg starts to fret that her first harvest might be her final.
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Surrounding the scene were three constables, their hands clasped firmly behind their backs, each of them keeping a wary eye on the surrounding fog and what it may or may not be hiding from view. " Newbury knelt closer to examine the body. The man was dressed in pauper's clothes, dirty from the workhouse, with black filings underneath the fingernails. He was clean-shaven and appeared to be in his mid-twenties. Newbury turned him over, gently, examining the soft flesh around the throat, probing with his gloved fingers.
The underbelly of an immense vessel was scudding overhead, scintillating in the reflected light of the city and temporarily blotting out the moon, casting the two men in a dark shadow. The airship companies had been enjoying a period of rapid growth in recent months, with demand for air travel almost exceeding their capacity to build new vessels and clear space for berthing fields. The appearance of a sizeable ship such as this was becoming a frequent occurrence in the skies over London, as the Empire grew larger and an increasing number of people found profitable business abroad.
Ah, Sir Maurice. Yes, Sir Charles has told me all about you. " He put his hand on the shoulder of the man he'd been talking with when they arrived. "This is Mr. " Veronica noted that Stokes was harbouring a dark frown. Newbury took his hand, inclining his head politely. "Mr. " He stepped back, allowing the others to see Veronica, who had been standing behind him in the shadow of the bandstand throughout the course of the exchange. "This is my assistant, Miss Veronica Hobbes. She'll be aiding me in my inquiries.
Bitter Harvest (Orchard Mysteries, Book 5) by Sheila Connolly