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Her roguish husband now dead, Lady Appleton travels with a new suitor to Maidstone. While there, she learns that two gentlewomen, Constance Crane and her elderly cousin Lucy, are being jailed for bewitching two men to death - and face execution if convicted. Although Constance happens to be a former mistress of her late husband, Robert, Susanna puts the past to rest and vows to help.
Using her vast knowledge of herbs - and the talents of her gossiping housekeeper - Lady Appleton soon deduces that the deaths are the work of a mysterious poisoner. But can she root out the killer before Constance and Lucy face the gallows - and before Susanna's own life is threatened?
Original title: Face Down Under the Wych Elm
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical