Devil-May-Care

By Elizabeth Peters
Read by Grace Conlin

7.49 Hours 11/01/1998 unabridged
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Ellie and Henry are young, rich, in love, and engaged. In the carefree days before marriage and new responsibility, Ellie is happy to accept her eccentric Aunt Kate’s request that she house-sit at Kate’s palatial estate in Burton, Virginia. With its nearly invisible housekeepers and plethora of pets, Ellie feels right at home. Conventional Henry, however, finds Aunt Kate and her lifestyle a little hard to take, and so he departs. After he leaves, Ellie realizes that there are disturbing secrets about the local aristocracy buried in a dusty old book she has carried into the mansion—some that extend to her own family. Suddenly, Ellie’s interest in the past is attracting a slew of unwelcome guests—some of them living and some, perhaps, not. Unwittingly, she has aroused a terrible vengeance that is now aimed at her.

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Summary

Summary

Ellie and Henry are young, rich, in love, and engaged. In the carefree days before marriage and new responsibility, Ellie is happy to accept her eccentric Aunt Kate’s request that she house-sit at Kate’s palatial estate in Burton, Virginia. With its nearly invisible housekeepers and plethora of pets, Ellie feels right at home. Conventional Henry, however, finds Aunt Kate and her lifestyle a little hard to take, and so he departs. After he leaves, Ellie realizes that there are disturbing secrets about the local aristocracy buried in a dusty old book she has carried into the mansion—some that extend to her own family.

Suddenly, Ellie’s interest in the past is attracting a slew of unwelcome guests—some of them living and some, perhaps, not. Unwittingly, she has aroused a terrible vengeance that is now aimed at her.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“No one else can write the kind of mystery Ms. Peters is so adept at producing.” Dallas Morning News
“There’s mirth as well as mayhem in Peters’ mysteries, and Grace Conlin reads with a mischievousness…Her arch delivery reinforces Peters’ descriptions of unlikable people, Ellie’s stuffed-shirt fiancé in particular, but her voice warms when impersonating Ellie’s eccentric aunt or Ellie herself.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Elizabeth Peters

Elizabeth Peters (1927–2013) was born and brought up in Illinois. She earned her PhD in Egyptology from the University of Chicago’s famed Oriental Institute and went on to become a New York Times bestselling author whose novels were often set against historical backdrops. Peters was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar Awards in 1998. She also wrote books under the names Barbara Mertz and Barbara Michaels.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.49
Audience: Adult
Language: English