While on her honeymoon in Savannah, Georgia, Detective Clarissa Santy hopes to spend a nice quiet time with her husband in one of America's most beautiful cities. She and her husband are both big fans of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," so they decide to make a pilgrimage to Savannah to see the sights mentioned in the book. Her time as a tourist is short-lived however when one of Savannah's famous chefs is brutally murdered. The chef just happens to be Clarissa's cousin--so this is personal--and Clarissa can't rest until she finds out whodunit. Was the murderer a fellow chef? Someone hoping to inherit her estate? An angry, jealous boyfriend? A disgruntled employee? Join Clarissa in this riveting tale that climaxes at the famous Bonaventure cemetery. This book has something for everybody: it's part murder/mystery; part travelogue; part romance novel; and even includes a search for a buried treasure. What holds it all together is the well-rounded, vulnerable, and funny character of Clarissa, a spirited protagonist we've grown to love since we first met her in "The Tustin Chronicles."
She's back! When arch-snob Emmeline Lucas (known universally as Lucia) makes some money on the stockmarket, the wheels are set in motion for a new adventure - and this time, her ambitions are larger than ever. But eternal rival Elizabeth Mapp-Flint is determined to outshine Lucia and she's got royalty on her side. The much-loved Mapp and Lucia series takes a new turn as the two legendary protagonists travel to the continent to lock horns in an idyllic Italian setting. Can Mapp upstage Lucia on foreign soil so far from Tilling? What is Georgie's new valet up to? And will Lucia's financial speculation lead to rags or more riches? Lucia On Holiday is a new addition to the Mapp and Lucia canon, based on the immortal characters first created by E.F. Benson. Perfect reading for followers of Benson's original novels and sure to be equally loved by new fans, this is a pitch-perfect and deliciously enjoyable social satire of an England long gone but not forgotten.