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In The Cards

In late 1925, Laura Penhallow accepts an invitation to visit the Amberley family at their home in the remote Isles of Scilly off the coast of Cornwall. Galen Amberly's mother would like to see him married to a suitable young woman. Galen's best friend, Martin Taylor is also a guest.   What none of them expected was the last minute addition of two Americans, Basil and Senara Wilson. When one of the guests ends up dead, and the island is cut off from the rest of the world temporarily, Laura, Galen, and Martin work together to figure out what's going on.  
Content notes for In The Cards (click to read)
Main character survived tuberculosis, but spent a decade in and out of sanitaria, including surgical treatments, all of which is referenced. A murder (of someone rather unpleasant, discussion of the method as part of the book). A secondary character has major facial injuries from the War. Class issues. Discussion of past addiction (due to the events of Goblin Fruit).

Notable people

Laura Penhallow (main)
Galen Amberly (main)
Martin Taylor (main)
    Also: Hippolyta FitzRanulf, Julius Amberly, and Blythe Norton, various guests and members of the Guard as well as the Dwellers At The Forge.


Cornwall (mostly on an island in the Isles of Scilly)
Related books
Laura and her sister Lizzie are both in Goblin Fruit, while Point By Point has Galen's romance (with, of course, appearances by Laura and Martin).
Cover of In The Cards. A man and woman in 1920s dress silhouetted on a pale purple and blue cover. She turns away from him, and they are looking at something to the right of the image. A set of divination cards are inset in the top right.

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