WeWriWa – In Her Image Pt2

Hey WeWriWa pals. Thank for coming back and for the comments last week on my regency mystery intro snippet. Your feedback was appreciated and I enjoyed the variety of reactions quite a bit. Sorry about the typo. I did warn you it was a wip. LOL Anyway, I’m continuing straight on from last week and my hero Damon is still viewing the body where it was found in Grosvenor Square, London. It is early morning.

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“I know what I’m doing,” he warned even while he pulled his hat lower over his eyes to shield his face from clear view. He had discovered in the past few years that circumstance had made death a close and comfortable acquaintance. Andrew was not so comfortable with that development.

He studied the female victim lying dead at his feet. Young, judging by the smoothness of her features. Well off, as evidenced by the quality of her clothes and grooming, though any jewels or reticule could not be seen lying about on the patch of earth around them. So far though there was also no clear indication of how the girl had died either, her head was straight on her shoulders and there was no sign so far of any blood.

Using the tip of his cane he nudged the cloak away from her body.

 

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Keepsake, regency romance, heather boyd, distinguished rogues

 

KEEPSAKE–Distinguished Rogues, 5:

The Marquess of Taverham married young and fast with his eye firmly on his bride’s dowry as the means to repair the family fortunes for the next generation. Too late he discovered his new wife wasn’t going to make achieving all of his dreams that easy.

OUT SEPTEMBER 8, 2014.

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burnsmillie
burnsmillie
7 years ago

Ah, poor little angel…so how did she die? You’ve got me wondering!

Karen Michelle Nutt
Karen Michelle Nutt
7 years ago

I do wonder what he’ll find under the cloak. 🙂 Intriguing snippet.

Victoria Adams
Victoria Adams
7 years ago

Intriguing – so many questions to be answered.
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Botanist
7 years ago

I like the insights into his thinking as he makes his examination. I wonder why he’s so keen to shield his face, though?

Gemma Parkes
7 years ago

He’s obviously a private thinker! Will what’s under her cloak reveal the cause of death? Intriguing and beautifully written.

sueannbowlingauthor
7 years ago

Poison?

elyzabethmvaley
7 years ago

I’m curious about what he’ll find under the cloak and why he’s shielding his face. Great snippet!

Lisa Medley, Author
7 years ago

Love the Sherlock Holmes feel here. Nicely done.

Cara Bristol
7 years ago

Nicely done. You hooked me!

veronicascott
7 years ago

I do enjoy a mystery set in a different time. I can’t ever solve them but I like making the attempt. Your hero is intriguing, can;t wait for more details!

Teresa Cypher
7 years ago

A lot of good details add to the intrigue. Nicely done!

Evelyn Jules
7 years ago

Hmmm. I never trust a woman (or man) in a cloak. lol. Love the way the story is unfolding. Great job, Heather!

chellecordero
chellecordero
7 years ago

I like the way you describe the scene, lots of mystery & it sounds intriguing. The only suggestion I would make is to leave out the second “so far” in the last paragraph. Great excerpt..

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