To Hell in a Handbasket (Claire Hanover Mystery, Book 2) by Beth Groundwater

By Beth Groundwater

It’s snow coincidence while a tender woman’s icy loss of life sends Claire’s holiday to hell in a handbasket

Skiing together with her relations in Breckenridge, Colorado, reward basket fashion designer Claire Hanover hears a terrified scream lower the frigid mountain air. She is horror-stricken to discover Stephanie Contino, the sister of her daughter’s boyfriend, lifeless at the slopes. whereas every body else assumes the demise used to be an coincidence, Claire is suspicious of the additional ski tracks that move dangerously into Stephanie’s direction. however the police are skeptical of foul play, whilst extra indicators element to murder.

When incriminating clues positioned her daughter Judy at risk, Claire investigates and unearths hassle round each tycoon. among interviewing a daredevil snowboarder and giving ski classes to a drug boss, she uncovers a chilling conspiracy that may flip lethal for her family.

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“Groundwater’s moment leaves the bunny slope in the back of, delivering a few real black-diamond thrills.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Will attract determined Housewives lovers and those that like cozies with a little spice.”—Booklist

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Barbé serve for his predecessor. But Mr. Bisset found no evidence that the King had formed a plot against Gowrie. By a modification of the contemporary conjecture of Sir William Bowes he suggested that a brawl between the King and the Master of Ruthven occurred in the turret, occasioned by an atrocious insult offered to the Master by the King. This hypothesis, for various reasons, does not deserve discussion. Mr. Bisset appeared to attribute the Sprot papers to the combined authorship of the King and Sir Thomas Hamilton: which our new materials disprove.

There was living at that time a certain Mr. David Calderwood, a young Presbyterian minister, aged twenty-five. He was an avid collector of rumour, of talk, and of actual documents, and his ‘History of the Kirk of Scotland,’ composed at a much later date, is wonderfully copious and accurate. As it was impossible for King James to do anything at which Calderwood did not carp, assigning the worst imaginable motives in every case, we shall find in Calderwood the sum of contemporary hostile criticism of his Majesty’s narrative.

M. Thompson. To Mr. Anderson’s learning and zest in this ‘longest and sorest chase’ (as King James called his hunt on the morning of the fatal August 5) I am under the deepest obligations. The allurements of a romantic conclusion have never tempted him to leave the strait path of historical impartiality. I have also to thank Mr. , extracts from the Treasurer’s accounts, and other researches. For permission to reproduce the picture of Fastcastle by the Rev. Mr. Thomson of Duddingston, I have to thank the kindness of Mrs.

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