Death of Jezebel by Christianna Brand (1948)

The Jezebel of the Bible was an unrepentant princess and seductress who, to pay for her misdeeds, was thrown to her death from a tower. And after her careless actions result in the suicide of her best friend’s fiancé, Jezebel is also a name given to Isabel Drew. And seven years later, as the actress …

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Heads You Lose by Christianna Brand (1941)

As a small party of friends and family gather at Pigeonsford, Grace Morland sits shivering on the terrace, hoping to be asked to stay for tea. In truth, Grace is (not so secretly) in love with Pigeonford’s owner Stephen Pendock. Grace is less than enamored with Francesca Hart, who she sees as her rival. Her …

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