THE MARK OF THE MIDNIGHT MANZANILLA, by Lauren Willig
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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