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"A nineteenth-century amateur detective in a Worth gown…..what's not to love? Lady Emily Ashton flirts, dances, and doesn't miss a thing...Spritely style and characters."

--Karleen Koen, New York Times bestselling author of Through A Glass Darkly.

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 "A thoroughly enjoyable adventure with both historical texture and emotional depth."

--Anne Perry, New York Times bestselling author of At Some Disputed Barricade

 

"Alexander cleverly incorporates historical figures and events into a fictional story of European political intrigue, English society, Viennese culture, and plenty of genteel romantic chemistry. A wonderful choice for readers looking for a pleasant diversion from everyday troubles; recommended for all fiction collections." --Library Journal

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"...charming...the book's entertaining voice and accurate period detail will seduce most readers." --Publisher's Weekly

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"Sparkling wit...This is a captivating addition to the adventures of an irresistible Victorian iconoclast." --Booklist

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"How fun to find a woman sleuth who's not only smart and way ahead of her time, but also not afraid to be openly in love." Romantic Times

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"...delightful...In A Fatal Waltz, the third book featuring my favorite 19th-century sleuth (sorry, Holmes, old chap), we find Emily right where we want her...The clues uncovered take her from the desolate moors of the English countryside, to London's Berkeley Square, to artists' studios in wintry Vienna. Alexander's descriptions of these places are spot-on, and readers will be equally drawn in by this mental time travel as by her superb storytelling." --BookPage

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"Captivating characters are superbly brought to life in this riveting historical...Alexander's latest Lady Emily mystery is rich in historical detail as she captures the complex social and political climate in Vienna. Her insightful characters understand their human flaws and the compromises they must make. Ms. Alexander weaves fictional characters with the real historical ones in this cleverly plotted and suspenseful mystery." --FreshFiction

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"(Alexander) is on a roll. With each successive work, her writing has become cleaner, tighter and sharper in both wit and tone...Her characters do battle with witty repartee, elevating their exchanges to the level of art." --Nashville Scene

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"Alexander once again deftly juggles and balances aspects of multiple genres...(writing) with flair and detail about the Victorian era, keeping the characters faithful to the period in terms of lexicon...giving a balanced and appealing look at crime, passion and power among the Victorians." --Nashville City Paper

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"(A) multitextured, beautifully written story."

--Tuscon Citizen

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"...a breezy read with a depth of character and inventive plot...Tasha Alexander has crafted another masterful piece of fiction...She is a star on the rise...."

--Blogcritics Magazine

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"From rich settings to historical events...Alexander skillfully captures the spirit of Vienna in the early 1890s in a novel...that is part Jane Austen, part Sherlock Holmes, and all great mystery."

--Mystery Scene Magazine

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"...readers will...be delighted...Quite a formidable group of characters, and a terrific story!"

--Historical Novels Review

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