Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

False Diamond: Abbott Agency Series, Book 8
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Series:
Published:
Severn House 2014
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description
An abusive marriage leads to possible murder in the latest Abbot Agency mystery
The fake diamond in Dilys Holland's engagement ring implies that all is not well in her marriage, and the Holland family matriarch, Sybil, calls on Bea Abbot for help. Bea soon discovers that Dilys and her little girl live in fear of her abusive husband, a man called Benton with whom Bea has already clashed.
Benton wants Bea to rescue the ailing fortunes of his company, part of the Holland empire, and has no scruples about trying violence on her too when she turns him down. To make matters worse, Bea's Member of Parliament son has tied both his fortune and his marriage to Benton's future and is desperate for Bea to rescue him. Then Dilys tries to commit suicide . . . or does she?
Also in This Series
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
03/01/2014
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781780104843
ASIN:
B00I4XCSQY
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Veronica Heley. (2014). False Diamond: Abbott Agency Series, Book 8. Severn House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Veronica Heley. 2014. False Diamond: Abbott Agency Series, Book 8. Severn House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Veronica Heley, False Diamond: Abbott Agency Series, Book 8. Severn House, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Veronica Heley. False Diamond: Abbott Agency Series, Book 8. Severn House, 2014. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection11
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
1d9b508d-3166-10b8-c792-eccd4dadc545
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 12, 2018 15:09:15
Date Updated:
Dec 06, 2020 02:40:17
Last Metadata Check:
Oct 24, 2021 03:04:22
Last Metadata Change:
Oct 08, 2021 19:13:03
Last Availability Check:
Oct 24, 2021 03:04:25
Last Availability Change:
Feb 12, 2019 16:38:39
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Oct 28, 2021 02:08:33

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/2588-1/{0D2476F7-1084-4CC4-9CDB-F053163251C0}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/2588-1/{0D2476F7-1084-4CC4-9CDB-F053163251C0}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/2588-1/0D2/476/F7/{0D2476F7-1084-4CC4-9CDB-F053163251C0}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/2588-1/0D2/476/F7/{0D2476F7-1084-4CC4-9CDB-F053163251C0}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781780104843
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B00I4XCSQY
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781780104843
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Veronica Heley
title
False Diamond
dateAdded
2014-03-24T12:21:00-04:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=141&titleID=1547999
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Sacramento Public Library (CA)
          • id: 1151
sortTitle
False Diamond Abbott Agency Series Book 08
crossRefId
1547999
series
Abbott Agency
subtitle
Abbott Agency Series, Book 8
id
0d2476f7-1084-4cc4-9cdb-f053163251c0
starRating
4

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: FalseDiamond_9781780104843_1547999
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 623336
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781780104843
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 03/01/2014
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/false-diamond?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: FalseDiamond_1547999
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B00I4XCSQY
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 03/01/2014
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/false-diamond?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: FalseDiamond_9781780104843_1547999
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781780104843
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 03/01/2014
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/false-diamond?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Heley, Veronica
      • name: Veronica Heley
imprint
Severn House Digital
publishDate
2014-03-01T00:00:00-05:00
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
False Diamond
fullDescription
An abusive marriage leads to possible murder in the latest Abbot Agency mystery
The fake diamond in Dilys Holland's engagement ring implies that all is not well in her marriage, and the Holland family matriarch, Sybil, calls on Bea Abbot for help. Bea soon discovers that Dilys and her little girl live in fear of her abusive husband, a man called Benton with whom Bea has already clashed.
Benton wants Bea to rescue the ailing fortunes of his company, part of the Holland empire, and has no scruples about trying violence on her too when she turns him down. To make matters worse, Bea's Member of Parliament son has tied both his fortune and his marriage to Benton's future and is desperate for Bea to rescue him. Then Dilys tries to commit suicide . . . or does she?
reviews
      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        Starred review from January 20, 2014
        Greed, family disharmony, and ambition come together with murderous results in Heley’s excellent eighth Abbot Agency mystery (after 2013’s False Alarm). Bea Abbot, the head of a London domestic agency, is once again in the midst of it all, and, this time, much of it is personal. Dilys Holland is very afraid of her husband, Benton, and it soon becomes obvious that his abuse of her extends to others. Benton will stop at nothing to make himself more rich and powerful at the expense of the Holland family business, and Bea learns that her son, Max, is involved with Benton’s machinations. When Ginevra Benton, Benton’s sister, starts to make trouble, more questions arise, and the body count begins to climb. Bea is no professional investigator, but Detective Inspector Durrell has come to appreciate her abilities and is glad of her help when Bea secures photos that show an attempted suicide is anything but. Suspense and betrayal combined with appealing players make this a superior series entry.

      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        July 23, 2012
        In Heley’s engaging 13th Ellie Quicke whodunit (after 2011’s Murder My Neighbour), widowed Ellie must deal with a ragtag bunch of guests under her London roof. The trouble starts after her irresponsible daughter, Diana, announces that she’s pregnant by ruthless local real estate magnate Evan Hooper. Though upset by the prospect of the thrice-married man she calls “the Great White Shark” becoming her son-in-law, Ellie finds herself helping the Hooper family after a suspicious fire consumes their house. She takes in Evan’s spurned daughter, Freya, and soon-to-be ex-wife, Angelika, but, as one disaster after another strikes the Hoopers, finds herself torn between the instinctive desire to protect Diana and the suspicion that she may be the culprit. Ellie is as spirited as ever, and her daughter as detestable, in this entertaining entry.

popularity
135
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BWwAAAA2I/products/0d2476f7-1084-4cc4-9cdb-f053163251c0/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
0d2476f7-1084-4cc4-9cdb-f053163251c0
starRating
4
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/2588-1/{0D2476F7-1084-4CC4-9CDB-F053163251C0}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/2588-1/{0D2476F7-1084-4CC4-9CDB-F053163251C0}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/2588-1/0D2/476/F7/{0D2476F7-1084-4CC4-9CDB-F053163251C0}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/2588-1/0D2/476/F7/{0D2476F7-1084-4CC4-9CDB-F053163251C0}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Mystery
      • value: Suspense
publishDateText
03/01/2014
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription
An abusive marriage leads to possible murder in the latest Abbot Agency mystery
The fake diamond in Dilys Holland's engagement ring implies that all is not well in her marriage, and the Holland family matriarch, Sybil, calls on Bea Abbot for help. Bea soon discovers that Dilys and her little girl live in fear of her abusive husband, a man called Benton with whom Bea has already clashed.
Benton wants Bea to rescue the ailing fortunes of his company, part of the Holland empire, and has no scruples about trying violence on her too when she turns him down. To make matters worse, Bea's Member of Parliament son has tied both his fortune and his marriage to Benton's future and is desperate for Bea to rescue him. Then Dilys tries to commit suicide . . . or does she?
sortTitle
False Diamond Abbott Agency Series Book 08
crossRefId
1547999
series
Abbott Agency
subtitle
Abbott Agency Series, Book 8
publisher
Severn House