A POISONED SEASON

A POISONED SEASON

Lady Emily Book #2

London's social season is in full swing, and the aristocracy can't stop whispering about a certain gentleman who claims to be the direct descendent of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Drawing rooms, boudoirs, and ballrooms are also abuzz with the latest news of an audacious cat burglar who has been making off with precious items that once belonged to the ill-fated queen. But light gossip turns serious when the owner of one of the pilfered treasures is murdered and the thief develops a twisted obsession with Lady Emily Ashton as a brewing scandal threatens both her reputation and her private life.

"Historical mystery at its best. Ms. Alexander has delivered an amazing sequel to her debut novel." --Fresh Fiction

"Immediately engrossing and thoroughly entertaining...Alexander writes with a fullness and richness that leaves the reader extremely satisfied." --Crimespree

"Alexander nails not only the physical details about Victorian England; she also gets the emotions right." --Nashville Scene

Sometimes touching, sometimes funny and always absorbing, this Victorian-era mystery hits all the right notes." --Romantic Times

"The vivacious and well-read Emily is back in rare form...Alexander has vividly captured Victorian mores, and the society intrigues are fascinating." --The Tennessean

"Alexander manages her casts of characters with the virtuosity of a world class choreographer, without losing hold of the central mystery or social commentary. While maintaining a Victorian awareness, A Poisoned Season uses a hint of modern voice with an old-fashioned awareness, making the tale delightfully accessible...mainly character-driven, the story does not stint on atmosphere or pacing, maintaining a satisfying balance that leaves the reader wondering what will happen next and where Emily Ashton’s next adventure will take her." --Celebrity Cafe

"...one of those rare treats you stumble across from time to time. An exciting mixture of romance and suspense...with a strong voice and a superb wit." --Roses and Thorns

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