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Cambridge, 2004: Things are not going quite as Eloise had hoped. The reunion with Colin is awkward, her dissertation meeting ends with the direction to rewrite, Colin is acting strange (even for him) and the much anticipated Halloween party ends with those dreaded four words, “We need to talk.”
London, 1806: Lucien arrives at the Fitzhugh mansion to find Sally leading the investigator on a merry romp in her statement regarding the previous night’s murder. The investigator, one Sir Matthew, was the investigator on Lucien’s parents’ murder and holds quite a prejudice against Lucien. Sally accompanies (which really means pushes, prods and drags) Lucien to the theater to see if the murdered woman is an actress whose murder was set to frame Lucien. At the theater, they discover none other than Lucien’s former tutor and friend, Sherry, is the proprietor. After a tense interview, Sherry leaves Sally and Lucien to search the actress’s dressing room, where they find some very steamy love letters from Miss Logan’s protector hidden in her jewel box. When they return to their carriage, they find the seat strewn with manzanilla leaves and threats.
So despite all the exciting developments in these chapters, my absolute, hands-down favorite part is Parsnip covered in jam. Lauren is brilliant, I tell you! What is your favorite part? What do you think about how things are shaping up in our mystery?