Welcome back for another WeWriWa post were I am sharing part of a work in progress, a regency historical mystery–In Her Image. I really appreciated your comments last week and I’m hoping to get around to a great many more sites this coming week than I’ve managed so far. Oh, and I saw ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ yesterday. So bloody funny. Laughed all the way through. You should go see it… now! Anyway, I gather you are still here so onwards to my post and I’m continuing directly on from last week. My hero is with his brother and attempting to determine what happened to the female victim.
Damon peered her gloved hands where they lay, both fallen to the ground on either side of her hips, palms open, gloves pristine. There was nothing strewn about her in an obvious way that gave a clue to whom she might be or how she had come to be in this condition. “And you say she has not been touched.”
“Only to determine that she did not breathe. The Prendegast’s butler made the discovery as the party was breaking up. I thought you’d want to know immediately and sent for you.”
Damon smiled tightly and circled the body.
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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.
8 thoughts on “WeWriWa – In Her Image Pt3”
Really enjoying the mystery, love the idea of detecting in another era. Excellent excerpt, can’t wait to read more!
Love historical mysteries! This looks great. 🙂
Yup, the peered part seems off. Love his smile at the end. The game is afoot : )
Any evidence at all of foul play, as opposed to something like a heart attack?
The pristine condition of the body just adds to the mystery surrounding this woman. Great description!
I was curious about ‘peered’ too. Should it be peered at? Anyway, loved the imagery in your snippet.
Nice description, she seems as if she laid down and went to sleep! Looking forward to more.
🙂 Great descriptive writing–I could visualize those white gloves. And the fact that they were pristine contributes to the mystery. Damon does like a good mystery–good job of building his character in a short time, Heather. I’m curious about one thing. I’ve never come across the verb “peered” without it being followed by a preposition. But, I’m not familiar with syntax from the Regency era. Is that common for the era?
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