The Vital Principle

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In 1815, Mr. Knighton Gaunt is asked by Lord Crowley to attend a séance and reveal the spiritualist as a fraud. But the séance ends abruptly and Lord Crowley is poisoned during the turmoil by an unseen killer.
Gaunt is left to investigate not only fraud, but murder. Suspicion turns to the spiritualist, Prudence Barnard, but as Gaunt digs deeper, he finds motives aplenty among the guests. More

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Words: 101,400
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458077806
About Amy Corwin

Award-winning author Amy Corwin is an insatiable reader and writer. She joined the Romance Writers of America at its inception and Mystery Writers of America after her first hardcover mystery, Whacked! was published. She writes Regencies, paranormal romances, and mysteries, although to be truthful, most of her books include a bit of murder and mayhem since she discovered that killing off at least one character is a highly effective way to make the remaining ones toe the plot line.

Amy’s books have received numerous writing awards. Her first Regency, SMUGGLED ROSE, received a 4-star review by “The Romantic Times” and her second Regency, I BID ONE AMERICAN (recently republished as THE UNWANTED HEIRESS), received a perfect score of 5 from Long and Short Reviews. Her list of mysteries, romance, and paranormals has increased to over a dozen works.

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Review by: Lilly Gayle on June 29, 2011 :
Everyone has secrets. Pru Barnard is a professional guest who entertains her hosts by contacting earthbound spirits. Knighton Gaunt is an inquiry agent hired by the son of Pru's host to prove she's a fraud. But when Lord Crowley dies, Knighton wonders if Pru might be the killer.

The Vital Principal is a smart, witty Regency who-done-it with a dash of romance. The mystery is solved in a logical and entertaining manner and there are enough suspects with believable motives to keep the reader guessing until the end. I'm looking forward to more stories featuring these two wonderful characters.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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