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THE MARK OF THE MIDNIGHT MANZANILLA, by Lauren Willig

11/series. The fabulously popular Pink Carnation series now features the beautiful, irrepressible Sally Fitzhugh and the saturnine vampire-suspect Lucien, Duke of Belliston, who has returned after a twelve-year absence. And the ton is convinced the handsome duke is nothing more than a blood-sucking creature of the night. Practical Sally, however, pooh-poohs the idea...until she discovers the body of a young woman on the terrace, fang parks dripping blood. If not the handsome Lucien, then who? And why? To avoid Lucien being arrested by a lazy magistrate who was involved in his parents' murder investigation, Sally "discovers" the body by herself. Click below for more...
It would be a pity for the handsome duke to be hanged, and hanging is what the magistrate has in mind. Then one of the original Pink Carnation gang, now a famous author, inserts her imperious self into the problem, and a gala country house weekend's Haloween costume ball turns into a death trap. With typical flair, the plot's tangled skeins are knitted together. Yet another winner, it's a 5, and if Miss Gwen and her sword-stick parasol doesn't mesmerize you, nothing will.

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