A Lady Emily mystery
From New York Times bestselling author Tasha Alexander comes the third Lady Emily mystery.
A deadly dance between two implacable enemies . . .
At her friend Ivy's behest, Lady Emily Ashton reluctantly agrees to attend a house party at the country estate of Lord Fortescue, a man she finds as personally odious as he is politically powerful. But on arrival she finds him to be the least of her problems. Among the guests is Kristiana von Lange, an Austrian countess who had once been linked romantically with Emily's fiance, Colin Hargreaves, and she makes no secret of that fact, tormenting Emily for her own amusement.
Annoying for Emily - but then matters turn deadly serious when Lord Fortescue is found murdered and his protege, Robert Brandon - Ivy's husband - is arrested for the crime. Emily's efforts to clear her friend's name take her to Vienna, a place of glittering balls, sordid back streets, chic cafes . . . and home to her nemesis, the Countess von Lange.
Praise for Tasha Alexander
'A thoroughly enjoyable adventure with both historical texture and emotional depth' Anne Perry
'Captivating characters are superbly brought to life in this riveting historical . . . [a] cleverly plotted and suspenseful mystery' FreshFiction
'A captivating addition to the adventures of an irresistible Victorian iconoclast' Booklist
'Immediately engrossing and thoroughly entertaining . . . Alexander writes with a fullness and richness that leaves the reader extremely satisfied' Crimespree
'Sometimes touching, sometimes funny and always absorbing, this Victorian-era mystery hits all the right notes' Romantic Times
'Enchanting... Alexander keeps readers guessing until the very end' Publishers Weekly
'Tasha Alexander is one to watch - and read... despite her cliffhanger climaxes and witty repartee, there's a depth of sensitivity that sets her apart' The Huffington Post
Tasha Alexander has created Victorian London s most colourful sleuth.
A thoroughly enjoyable adventure with both historical texture and emotional depth
Tasha Alexander is one to watch and read despite her cliffhanger climaxes and witty repartee, there s a depth of sensitivity that sets her apart - The Huffington Post
Enchanting Alexander keeps readers guessing until the very end - Publishers Weekly
Tasha Alexander is the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Emily series and the novel Elizabeth: The Golden Age. She attended the University of Notre Dame, where she studied English and Medieval History. Her work has been nominated for numerous awards and has been translated into more than a dozen languages. She and her husband, novelist Andrew Grant, divide their time between Chicago and the UK.
Visit her online at www.tashaalexander.com