By Tasha Alexander
London's social season is in complete swing, and Victorian aristocracy cannot cease whispering a few yes gentleman who claims to be the direct descendant of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. yet he is not the single subject of wagging tongues. Drawing rooms, boudoirs, and ballrooms are abuzz with the most recent information of an audacious cat burglar who has been systematically stealing invaluable goods that when belonged to the ill-fated queen. mild gossip turns severe while the landlord of 1 of the pilfered treasures is located murdered, and the mysterious thief develops a twisted obsession with girl Emily Ashton. it's going to take all of Emily's wit and perseverance to unmask her stalker and ferret out the assassin, whereas confronted with a brewing scandal that threatens either her acceptance and her romance along with her past due husband's ally, the rushing Colin Hargreaves.
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Romantic nature. Still, I wouldn’t like to see you have another run-in with him. ” “I think we ought to go to Richmond at once,” I said, rising from the table. Inspector Manning pushed his plate away and stood up quickly, almost knocking over his coffee. “There’s no need to stop eating, Inspector,” I said. ” “I couldn’t, madam,” he said, but I would have none of it. I rang for the maid and instructed her to see to it that he had whatever he wanted, and then I left him there, embarrassed but obviously pleased with his breakfast.
Brandon is up to the task. What do you say? Will you give a ball? ” “I—” Ivy hesitated. She would barely have time to come up with a menu, let alone arrange for an orchestra, flowers, and all the rest of the planning a ball required. Robert stepped in. ” P O I S O N E D S E A S O N s A 37 “Very well, then. I will count on you, Mrs. ” Ivy managed a weak smile. “Send me your guest list. ” Lord Fortescue was a clear example of why no man should have too much power. Small things, like checking over a guest list, were meant to remind a gentleman in Robert’s position where his allegiance had better lie.
Colin asked, giving Jeremy a brief but pointed look. ” “Beware, Em. A Cambridge man is rarely of any use,” Jeremy said. “Mr. Moore has left me with a difficult passage, and I don’t quite understand the grammar,” I said. ” Colin asked. I walked to my desk and pulled out a pile of papers and books. “Oh, dear,” Jeremy said. “Not the lexicon. ” I asked. “She can’t expect me to wait all afternoon,” he said. ” “I’ll pass along the message,” I said with a laugh, giving him my hand to kiss before he departed.
A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander