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Head of Zeus
Flora's Secret
Flora's Secret: A historical romance that will keep you guessing by Anita Davison
 A Flora Maguire Mystery, 1

NEW YORK 1900. A captivating historical drama on-board the maiden voyage of the S.S. Minneapolis featuring series character Flora Maguire. For fans of Downton Abbey.

Young governess Flora Maguire is on her way home from America on the maiden voyage of the S.S. Minneapolis with her young charge Eddy, Viscount Trent, when she discovers a dead body.

Unconvinced when the death is pronounced an accident, Flora starts asking questions, but following threats, a near drowning and a second murder, the hunt is on for a killer. Time is running out as the Minneapolis approaches the English coast.

Will Flora be able to protect Eddy, as well as herself?

Is her burgeoning relationship with the handsome Bunny Harrington only a shipboard dalliance, or something more? And what secrets must Flora keep in order to stay safe?

'I thought it really evoked the era. And the atmosphere of an ocean-going cruise lent itself well to a murder scene. And you can quote me on that!' FAITH MARTIN.

Can't wait for the next instalment for Flora Maguire? BETRAYAL AT CLEEVE ABBEY is out now – 9781786690821.

What readers are saying about FLORA'S SECRET:

'I'm a big fan of this author's work, so I was excited to read the first installment in her new mystery series. It did not disappoint. Along with the sparkling dialogue and likeable characters I have come to expect, I found an intriguing, page-turning 'whodunnit''

'With intrigue heaped upon intrigue Flora's Secret is certainly a great 'who-dun-it' that kept my attention from start to finish'

'I was kept guessing right to the end. A great read and I will be looking out for more of this author's work'

'This is definitely a 5 star! Highly recommended'

'From the very first sentence I knew this was going to be a wonderful story. Lush and vibrant, articulate and dynamic, I can't say enough about the writing. Davison's prose is elegant and refined lending to the setting of the story. It pulls you in and won't let go'

This book was previously published as Murder on the Minneapolis.

Head of Zeus, an Aria book * Historical Fiction
01 Oct 2016 * 323pp * £1.99 * 9781786690814
'An engaging cozy mystery'
Susan Meikle, NetGalley
'Great novel ... I look forward to reading more from this author'
Kristie Dilcher, NetGalley
'Fun and enjoyable ... I look forward to seeing what is in store next with Flora and Bunny'
Angie Martin, NetGalley
'Well written, engaging ... An enjoyable read and a series I intend to continue reading'
Tatum Currell, NetGalley
'Just the right amount of historical information without feeling text-booky and just the right amount of romance without making me want to hurl ... I absolutely love this'
The Well-Read Pirate Queen
'Strong heroine! Intriguing mystery! Meticulously researched! Well-written!'
Lauralee Jacks, NetGalley
'An exciting new voice in the historic cozy mystery genre ... compelling, well paced, and I really like the character of Flora'
Debbie Crain, NetGalley
This was the first book I've read by Anita Davison and I look forward to reading more of her books'
Susan's Blog
'A very interesting read. I enjoyed the story and the writing style'
Maha Diwan, NetGalley
'I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this story. I recommend'
Angel Hatfield, NetGalley
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Anita Davison
Anita Davison
Born in London, Anita has always had a penchant for all things historical. She now lives in the beautiful Cotswolds, the backdrop for her Flora Maquire mysteries.
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