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A Crimson Warning: A Lady Emily Mystery (Lady Emily Mysteries)

A CRIMSON WARNING: A LADY EMILY MYSTERY (LADY EMILY MYSTERIES)

by: Alexander, Tasha
Format: Hardcover

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Product Description Secrets prove deadly in this new novel from Tasha Alexander featuring Lady Emily Hargreaves. Some very prominent people in London are waking up to find their doorsteps smeared with red paint, the precursor to the revelation of a dark secret – and worse – by someone who enjoys destroying livesNewly returned to her home in Mayfair, Lady Emily Hargreaves is looking forward to enjoying the delights of the season. The delights, that is, as defined by her own eccentricities—reading The Aeneid, waltzing with her dashing husband, and joining the Women’s Liberal Federation in the early stages of its campaign to win the vote for women. But an audacious vandal disturbs the peace in the capital city, splashing red paint on the neat edifices of the homes of London’s elite. This mark, impossible to hide, presages the revelation of scandalous secrets, driving the hapless victims into disgrace, despair and even death. Soon, all of London high society is living in fear of learning who will be the next target, and Lady Emily and her husband, Colin, favorite agent of the crown, must uncover the identity and reveal the motives of the twisted mind behind it all before another innocent life is lost. Review "Tasha Alexander has created Victorian London's most colorful and delightfully eccentric sleuth.  Anglophiles and fans of the well-plotted historical mystery will be charmed by Lady Emily - and will thoroughly enjoy A CRIMSON WARNING!" --Jacqueline Winspear, New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs Series "Enchanting...Alexander keeps readers guessing to the very end." --Publishers Weekly "The mystery and the solution are clever, with the addition of commentary on the dark side of a class-driven society for extra oomph. Fans will be excited to spend more quality time with such appealing and intelligent characters." --Library Journal "With Emily embodying the feminist ideals and sleuthing instincts of Amelia Peabody (Emily joins the Women's Liberal Federation to scandalize her mother), this historical mystery should appeal to fans of Elizabeth Peters." --Booklist About the Author The daughter of two philosophy professors, I grew up surrounded by books. I was convinced from an early age that I was born in the wrong century and spent much of my childhood under the dining room table pretending it was a covered wagon. Even there, I was never without a book in hand and loved reading and history more than anything. I studied English Literature and Medieval History at the University of Notre Dame. Writing is a natural offshoot of reading, and my first novel, And Only to Deceive, was published in 2005. I'm the New York Times Bestselling author of the long-running Lady Emily Series as well as the novel Elizabeth: The Golden Age. One of the best parts of being an author is seeing your books translated, and I'm currently in love with the Japanese editions of the Emily books.  I played nomad for a long time, living in Indiana, Amsterdam, London, Wyoming, Vermont, Connecticut, and Tennessee before settling down. My husband, the brilliant British novelist Andrew Grant (I may be biased but that doesn't mean I'm wrong) and I now divide our time between Chicago and Wyoming. He makes sure I get my English characters right, and I make sure his American ones sound American. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. A CRIMSON WARNING I was dancing while he burned, but I had no way of knowing that, not then, while spinning on the tips of my toes, my husband’s grip firm around my waist as he led me around the ballroom again and again, glistening beads of sweat forming on his forehead. My heart was light, my head full of joy, my only complaint the temperature of the room. Its warmth was oppressive, humid and thick; the air heavy with the oil of too many perfumes. Looking back, I realize I had not even the beginning of an understanding of real heat, or of the pain of fire with its indiscriminate i

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Product Code: 9780312661755
ISBN: 0312661754
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: 2011-10-25
Number of Pages: 336 pages
Languages: english
Edition: First Edition
Dimension: 6.42 x 1.3 x 9.41 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds