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Summary

A poisoned aristocrat. A fledgling reporter. A scandal to die for. 

New York City, 1919. Lillie Mead mourns the love she lost in the war. But when a wealthy British friend offers her a reporting job across the pond, she hopes accepting will help her rebuild her life. She barely has time to unpack before she’s assigned the scoop of a poisoned socialite’s death…

As the clues take a turn for the scandalous, Lillie unearths shocking skeletons in the victim’s closet. But she never expected the threads of the beloved woman’s life to weave with hers. Can Lillie expose the truth before her own death makes the front page?

An Unfortunate End is the first book in the Lillie Mead Historical Mystery Series. If you like captivating settings, cozy whodunits, and vivid glimpses into the past, then you’ll love Lisa Zumpano’s charming novel. 

Buy An Unfortunate End to expose secrets and scandals today!

©2019 Lisa Zumpano (P)2020 Lisa Zumpano

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  • Beatrice
  • 14-02-21

ok

An Unfortunate End is ok but I don't think I will get the next book.

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  • Laurie S
  • 25-06-22

Fine

Because the writing style is step-by-step, I’m glad the mystery was interesting. The unnecessarily detailed minor scenes (he did this, then he did that, then he did another thing—just to take his socks off and find a new pair and put them on, etc) make it a slow go. Listen at a faster speed to bring some liveliness to it, and all will be well. A few typical anachronistic thoughts, phrases, and actions, but otherwise, it’s a decent mystery.