By Brenda Joyce
Irrepressible heiress and intrepid sleuth Francesca Cahill strikes from her personal glittering global of 5th street to the teeming underbelly of society, a spot of satisfaction, passions…and occasionally lethal perversion.Despite the misgivings of her fiancé, Calder Hart, Francesca can't shy away from a probability that's terrorizing the tenement local of reduce ny. A madman has attacked 3 ladies, yet whereas the 1st sufferers survived, the 3rd is located lifeless. all of the sufferers are impoverished yet attractive Irishwomen—andFrancesca fears that her pricey buddies Maggie Kennedy and Gwen O'Neil may be next.Soon she is operating together with her former love, police commissioner Rick Bragg—Calder's part brother and worst rival. yet while Calder's jealous passions go away his courting with Francesca teetering at the breaking point, Francesca is frantically at the killer's path, sure the Slasher will strike back, afraid she is going to be too late.…
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She worked in some fancy sweet shop uptown. T. T. Stewart’s was a popular department store. The sweetshop shouldn’t be that hard to locate. Gwen brought her a cup of tea carefully, as there was no saucer to catch any spills. Francesca smiled her thanks and inhaled. “It does smell delicious,” she said, meaning it. The tea was strong and spicy, exotic, and obviously expensive. It seemed like quite an indulgence for Gwen O’Neil. “It is wonderful,” Gwen said almost proudly. “I put a spoon of sugar in it.
She wrung her hands and met his gaze. ” He softened, approaching and taking her small hands in his large ones. “We will be the talk of the town, will we not, darling? I can see it now. My indiscretions, my past, my penchant for depravity, my shocking art—all will become passé. You shall meet me at an affair covered in blood, or with the smell of gunpowder on your clothes and in your hair. Now, instead of gossiping about me behind my back, they will gossip about you. ” He actually smiled, clearly enjoying the notion.
He chose to follow the pattern he had set. She wished that she was not alone. Of course, she did have a small pistol in her purse. She had learned from experience to carry protection. Francesca started forward, clutching her simple black bag. Hart would murder her for being out in such a neighborhood after dark, alone and without transport. Someone hurrying her way, a child with him, bumped into her as he passed. Francesca tensed, continuing on, when she was seized from behind. Her heart slammed with fear.