"Fascinating mid twentieth century mystery"
During the World War II years, life is not easy for
Lady Elizabeth, born and bred in the Manor House. Her ex-
husband absconded with her money and Lady Elizabeth, who
feels she must be an example of distinguished living to the
entire village, is near bankruptcy. She hides her
financial affairs from the villagers and does her best to
act as Lady Bountiful.
One night the church bells ring, signifying a German
invasion. When the villagers arrive they find an officer
hanging from the rafters where the bells are located.
Nobody knows how he got up there but the mystery is
compounded when another air force officer is found dead.
Lady Elizabeth's secretary knows the man accused of the
murder is innocent and begs her mistress to clear his
name. The lady of the manor starts investigating in
earnest and puts herself in danger because somebody doesn't
want her to find out the truth.
Kale Kingsbury does a wonderful job at showing the
mixed feelings Englishmen have about Americans on their
soil during World War II. Readers also get a glimpse into
village life during the war years and the action that
people take to circumvent the food rationing. FOR WHOM
DEATH TOLLS is a fascinating mid twentieth century mystery.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 31, 2001