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THE ADVENTURESS

Lady Emily Book #10

In this newest entry in the New York Times bestselling series by Tasha Alexander, Lady Emily Hargreaves travels to the south of France where an apparent suicide may be something far more sinister.

Emily and her dashing husband Colin have come to the French Riviera for what should be a joyous occasion—the engagement party of her lifelong friend Jeremy, Duke of Bainbridge, and Amity Wells, an American heiress. Amity is the picture of perfection, a distinction that endears her all-to-quickly to the gentlemen of British society, but earns her something closer to disdain—even jealousy—from the fairer sex. And though Amity’s parents’ wealth affords them entry into society, their crass behavior and unrestrained flair for exorbitant parties is grating.

Still, Emily can’t complain about a trip to such a beautiful locale, with the Côte d'Azur right outside the windows of the lavish hotel where the wedding party convenes. But the merrymaking is cut short with the shocking death of one of the party in an apparent suicide. Not convinced by the coroner's verdict, Emily must employ all of her investigative skills to discover the truth and avert another tragedy.

"Alexander weaves a compelling story of intrigue among upper-crust fin de siècle society..."—Publisher's Weekly

"This long, delightful series featuring Lady Emily Hargreaves continues with the lush detail, beautiful surrounding, sparkling personalities and the great mystery readers have come to expect. The Victorian details are engaging. Secondary characters are wildly entertaining." —RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)

"This tenth entry in Alexander’s historical series offers important character development, while giving the reader the feeling they’ve also been on holiday on the Riviera—minus the dead bodies. An enjoyable historical murder mystery that will please existing fans, while being very accessible to new readers." —Library Journal

"...delightful entertainment."—Booklist

"If you think you have found the culprit, keep reading, because you probably haven't. The author has set up a very off-the-wall, unique plot and the circumstances, along with the suspects, are a real surprise."—Suspense Magazine

"...a mystery that touches the heroine's heart because it involves her oldest and dearest friend. Instead of falling prey to the party or parties who are working against her, Lady Emily keeps her composure and tackles the situation head on. Surrounded by her nearest and dearest, she shows us once again why she is able to get to the heart of the matter, thwart the bad guy and emerge victorious, all while maintaining her sense of style, wit and humor."—Bookreporter

"The novel is a fun read with interesting twists...Another lively entry in this mystery series."—Historical Novels Review

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