When Julia Maltby, a wide-eyed girl of British stock, leaves New York to return to her ancestral castle on a remote island off the coast of Northumberland, she is seeking romance and adventure; but finds more than she bargained for. The British aristocracy closes ranks and Julia is soon at the center of a murder investigation and suspected of planning to steal the family jewels. Will she be able to solve the murder case, clear her name, and inherit the jewelry left to her by her grandmother? If she does, there just may be a chance for her long-time admirer to trust her again and win her heart.
Barbara J. Williams hails from Kansas City, Kansas, and now resides near Boise, Idaho. She realized she wanted to be a writer when she began reading mystery novels at the age of 10.