There was a perceptible intake of breath around the table, followed by a short, sharp laugh -- Lucinda's -- quelled by a warning glare from Hector. Coming as it did from a child and voiced for the first time, the word murdered seemed to fall like cold rain upon the adults of the room.
-- Ten Lords A-Leaping by C. C. Benison. This chunky cozy is the third book in the Father Tom Christmas series, set in the English village of Thornford Regis. It has everything a country house mystery needs -- 100% satisfying!
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