by Jo Ann Ferguson

June 2003
ISBN: 0-8217-7521-9
Reviewer Graphic Button Zebra Books
Mass Market Paperback

Lady Priscilla Flanders is quite eager to return to her peaceful bucolic life in Stonehall-on-Sea after an exciting Season in London. When Sir Neville Hathaway invites Pris and her family to a medieval faire Priscilla jumps at the chance to rusticate and relax. The simple entertainments of Lord Stenborough’s annual Michaelmas Faire are just what she and her small family need. Priscilla is sure that the actors, jugglers and the colorful tents full of untold wares will help to erase the memories of a summer spent investigating murder. When a crossbow shot from a concealing bush kills an actor, Priscilla is shocked and wary of all talk of an accident.

For Neville the incident has a more personal effect when a good friend of his is also injured. Neville takes it upon himself to join the investigation. He would not be able to bear it if Priscilla or one of her children were to come to harm. When the vicar urges Priscilla to lend a hand to the investigation, Neville determines to keep a close watch on this woman who is becoming increasingly more important to him. But the closer the two lovers come to discovering the culprit the closer they come to each other. Soon the hunters become the hunted as the killer eye turns to Priscilla and Neville.

Faire game is one of an entertaining new sub-genre to romance – regency romantic mystery. This new sub-genre manages to incorporate some of the most appealing parts of the genre in one winning package. The interesting characters and serial quality to the storyline are sure to please fans. Sit back and while away a few hours with a simple uncomplicated romantic mystery.


Reviewed in October 2003 by Cynthia.

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