(From the publisher):
. Lord Ambrose Malfine has returned to England from the battlefields of Greece to heal his wounds in the peace and quiet of his West Country mansion - preferably with no visitors. But when a nearby farmer and his son are shot dead, and the villagers accuse a local gypsy, Ambrose must attend to the matter before taking his much-needed respite.
A trip to the farmer's house reveals some very strange facts: The new widow appears to have a dangerous addiction to laudanum - and the governess's expensive dress is soaked in blood. The young woman's eyes bespeak dark secrets still uncovered - and Ambrose has an eerie suspicion that these first two murders will not be the last...
Original title: Let There Be Blood
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical