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Ten Lords A-Leaping
by C. C. Benison
Order:  USA  Can
Delacorte, 2013 (2013)
Hardcover, e-Book
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

The third volume in this captivating series which features Father Tom Christmas, the mystery-solving vicar of Thornford Regis, finds Father Tom caught up in the deadly rivalries of a powerful aristocratic family.

The problems of the residents of Eggescombe Hall date back a generation or two but the family's dirty linen gets a good public airing when a church fundraiser leaves one of the clan's principle members, Lord Morborne, dead.

Given his insatiable curiosity and excellent investigative skills, Father Tom will naturally play a pivotal role in finding who is responsible for this dastardly deed. Rumors of bigamy, art forgeries, and upstairs/downstairs intrigue make the investigation all the more interesting. But it is the infighting of the younger family members that the vicar must beware of, because one misstep dealing with these powerful folks and the priest might be looking for a new parish.

An intelligent suspense yarn with plenty of turns and twists, plus a cast of wonderfully eccentric characters, this is a mystery that you'll relish from start to finish. It will provide an excellent distraction from some of the pressures and cares that often accompany the holidays.

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