Tasha Alexander

1 And Only to Deceive

Author : Tasha Alexander
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Historical 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  From gifted new writer Tasha Alexander comes a stunning novel of historical suspense set in Victorian England, meticulously researched and with a twisty plot that involves stolen antiquities, betrayal, and murder<br /><br />And Only to Deceive<br /><br />For Emily, accepting the proposal of Philip, the Viscount Ashton, was an easy way to escape her overbearing mother, who was set on a grand society match. So when Emily's dashing husband died on safari soon after their wedding, she felt little grief. After all, she barely knew him. Now, nearly two years later, she discovers that Philip was a far different man from the one she had married so cavalierly. His journals reveal him to have been a gentleman scholar and antiquities collector who, to her surprise, was deeply in love with his wife. Emily becomes fascinated with this new image of her dead husband and she immerses herself in all things ancient and begins to study Greek.<br /><br />Emily's intellectual pursuits and her desire to learn more about Philip take her to the quiet corridors of the British Museum, one of her husband's favorite places. There, amid priceless ancient statues, she uncovers a dark, dangerous secret involving stolen artifacts from the Greco-Roman galleries. And to complicate matters, she's juggling two very prominent and wealthy suitors, one of whose intentions may go beyond the marrying kind. As she sets out to solve the crime, her search leads to more surprises about Philip and causes her to question the role in Victorian society to which she, as a woman, is relegated.

2 A Poisoned Season

Author : Tasha Alexander
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  Stolen jewels, secret identities, and death abound in this sparkling tale of suspense set in Victorian England, from New York Times bestselling author Tasha Alexander.<br /><br />London's social season is in full swing, and Victorian aristocracy can't stop whispering about a certain gentleman who claims to be the direct descendant of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. But he's not the only topic of wagging tongues. Drawing rooms, boudoirs, and ballrooms are abuzz with the latest news of an audacious cat burglar who has been systematically stealing valuable items that once belonged to the ill-fated queen. <br /><br />Light gossip turns serious when the owner of one of the pilfered treasures is found murdered, and the mysterious thief develops a twisted obsession with Lady Emily Ashton. It will take all of Lady Emily's wit and perseverance to unmask her stalker and ferret out the murderer, while faced with a brewing scandal that threatens both her reputation and her romance with her late husband's best friend, the dashing Colin Hargreaves.

3 A Fatal Waltz

Author : Tasha Alexander
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Romance  Historical  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2008-07-01
Description :  From New York Times bestselling author Tasha Alexander,&#xa0;a spectacular novel of historical suspense featuring the strong-minded and spirited Lady Emily Ashton<br /><br />At her friend Ivy's behest, Lady Emily Ashton reluctantly agrees to attend a party at the sprawling English country estate of a man she finds odious. But the despised Lord Fortescue is not to be her greatest problem. Kristiana von Lange, an Austrian countess once linked romantically with Emily's fiancé, the debonair Colin Hargreaves, is a guest also. And a tedious evening turns deadly when their host is found murdered, and his protégé, Robert Brandon—Ivy's husband—is arrested for the crime. <br /><br />Determined to right a terrible wrong, Emily embarks on a quest that will lead her from London's glittering ballrooms to Vienna's sordid backstreets—and into a game of wits with a notorious anarchist. But putting Colin in deadly peril may be the price for exonerating Robert—forcing the intrepid Emily to bargain with her nemesis, the Countess von Lange, for the life of her fiancé.

4 Tears of Pearl

Author : Tasha Alexander
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-09-01
Description :  Set amid the beauty and decadence of the Ottoman Empire, Lady Emily's latest adventure is full of intrigue, treachery, and romance.<br /><br />Looking forward to the joys of connubial bliss, newlyweds Lady Emily and Colin Hargreaves, diplomats of the British Empire, set out toward Turkey for an exotic honeymoon. But on their first night in the city, a harem girl is found murdered, strangled in the courtyard of the Sultan's lavish Topkapi Palace. Sir Richard St. Clare, an Englishman who works at the embassy in Constantinople, is present and recognizes the girl as his own daughter who was kidnapped twenty years earlier. Emily and Colin promise the heartbroken father that they'll find her killer, but as the investigation gains speed, they find that appearance can be deceiving—especially within the confines of the seraglio<br /><br />As a woman, Emily is given access to the forbidden world of the harem and quickly discovers that its mysterious, sheltered walls offer no protection from a ruthless murderer. As the number of victims grows, Emily must rely on her own sharp wis in a heart-stopping finale if she is to stop a killer bend on exacting vengeance no matter how many innocent lives he leaves in his wake.

5 Death in the Floating City

Author : Tasha Alexander
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-10-16
Description :  <i>The Huffington Post</i> calls <i>Tears of Pearl</i> author Tasha Alexander "one to watch—and read" and her new Lady Emily mystery set in Venice proves it!<br /><br />Years ago, Emily's childhood nemesis, Emma Callum, scandalized polite society when she eloped to Venice with an Italian count. But now her father-in-law lies murdered, and her husband has vanished. There's no one Emma can turn to for help but Emily, who leaves at once with her husband, the dashing Colin Hargreaves, for Venice. There, her investigations take her from opulent palazzi to slums, libraries, and bordellos. Emily soon realizes that to solve the present day crime, she must first unravel a centuries old puzzle. But the past does not give up its secrets easily, especially when these revelations might threaten the interests of some very powerful people.

6 A Crimson Warning

Author : Tasha Alexander
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2011-10-25
Description :  <b><i>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 lives</i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><br /><b><i></i></b>Newly 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 <i>The Aeneid,</i> 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.

7 Dangerous to Know

Author : Tasha Alexander
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-10-26
Description :  Set in the lush countryside of Normandy, France, this new novel of suspense featuring Lady Emily Hargreaves is filled with intrigue, romance, mysterious deaths, and madness.<br /><br />Returning from her honeymoon with Colin Hargreaves and a near brush with death in Constantinople, Lady Emily convalesces at her mother-in-law's beautiful estate in Normandy. But the calm she so desperately seeks is shattered when, out riding a horse, she comes upon the body of a young woman who has been brutally murdered. The girl's wounds are identical to those inflicted on the victims of Jack the Ripper, who has wreaked havoc across the channel in London. Emily feels a connection to the young woman and is determined to bring the killer to justice.<br /><br />Pursuing a trail of clues and victims to the beautiful medieval city of Rouen and a crumbling chateau in the country, Emily begins to worry about her own sanity: she hears the cries of a little girl she cannot find and discovers blue ribbons left in the child's wake. As Emily is forced to match wits with a brilliant and manipulative killer, only her courage, keen instincts and formidable will to win can help her escape becoming his next victim.

8 The Counterfeit Heiress

Author : Tasha Alexander
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-10-14
Description :  In Tasha Alexander's novel <i>The Counterfeit Heiress</i>, after an odd encounter at a grand masquerade ball, Lady Emily becomes embroiled in the murder investigation of one of the guests, a sometime actress trying to pass herself off as the mysterious heiress and world traveler Estella Lamar. Each small discovery, however, leads to more questions. Was the intended victim Miss Lamar or the imposter? And who would want either of them dead? <br /><br />As Emily and Colin try to make sense of all this, a larger puzzle begins to emerge: No one has actually seen Estella Lamar in years, since her only contact has been through letters and the occasional blurry news photograph. Is she even alive? Emily and Colin's investigation of this double mystery takes them from London to Paris, where, along with their friend Cécile, they must scour the darkest corners of the city in search of the truth.

9 Death in St. Petersburg

Author : Tasha Alexander
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2017-10-10
Description :  <b>From <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Tasha Alexander comes the latest installment in the Lady Emily series. <i>Death in St. Petersburg</i> is a gripping new tale that will mesmerize fans of historical fiction and classic mysteries alike.</b><br /><br />After the final curtain of Swan Lake, an animated crowd exits the Mariinsky theatre brimming with excitement from the night’s performance. But outside the scene is somber. A ballerina’s body lies face down in the snow, blood splattered like rose petals over the costume of the Swan Queen. The crowd is silenced by a single cry— “Nemetseva is dead!”<br /><br />Amongst the theatergoers is Lady Emily, accompanying her dashing husband Colin in Russia on assignment from the Crown. But it soon becomes clear that Colin isn’t the only one with work to do. When the dead ballerina’s aristocratic lover comes begging for justice, Emily must apply her own set of skills to discover the rising star’s murderer. Her investigation takes her on a dance across the stage of Tsarist Russia, from the opulence of the Winter Palace, to the modest flats of ex-ballerinas and the locked attics of political radicals. A mysterious dancer in white follows closely behind, making waves through St. Petersburg with her surprise performances and trail of red scarves. Is it the sweet Katenka, Nemetseva’s childhood friend and favorite rival? The ghost of the murdered étoile herself? Or, something even more sinister?

10 A Terrible Beauty

Author : Tasha Alexander
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-10-11
Description :  <b>In this gripping new novel in the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series, Lady Emily travels to Greece where a ghost from her past returns to haunt her amid the ruins.</b><br /><br />On a quest to distract her lifelong friend Jeremy from his recent heartbreak, Lady Emily organizes a holiday in Greece. As a lover of all things Greek, she quickly finds herself occupied with tours of ancient ruins, lively debates with Margaret, a devoted Latinist, and slightly more scandalous endeavors with her dashing husband, Colin Hargreaves. But the pleasantries are brought to an abrupt halt when a man long believed dead greets the party at their island villa. Lord Philip Ashton, Colin's childhood best friend and Emily's first husband, has returned. But can Philip really be who he claims, even if he has the scars and stories to prove it? Where has he been for all this time? And will his undying love for Emily drive him to claim what's his?<br /><br /> Intrigue mounts as Philip reveals that he has been plagued for the past few years by an illegal antiques trader who believes he is in possession of a piece of Achilles' helmet, a priceless relic that was stolen from him moments after he unearthed it on an archaeological dig. Emily must employ all of her cunning and expertise to thwart thieves who threaten not only her own safety, but that of those precious artifacts she holds so dear. A trail of overheard conversations, murderous assailants, and dead bodies leads her on a chase to uncover more than one buried truth.

11 That Silent Night

Author : Tasha Alexander
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2015-10-20
Description :  'Tis the season for murder, mayhem, and mistletoe across the pond from <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Tasha Alexander<br /><br />In this new short story from Tasha Alexander, Lady Emily -- called "Victorian London's most colorful and delightfully eccentric sleuth"* -- and her dashing husband Colin are spending a few days in London, doing some last-minute Christmas shopping and making the most of the time alone, when they find themselves in the middle of an unexpected mystery. The couple is just getting cozy, not at all bothered by the storm outside. But when Lady Emily looks out the window to see a woman standing in the blowing snow, without a coat, an eerie feeling falls over her, and she rushes out to help, only to find that the woman has disappeared. Colin is convinced her eyes were playing tricks on her, but Emily is haunted by the woman's image. Clearly, there is something spooky afoot, and she is determined to get to the bottom of it. . . .<br /><br />Complete with the vivid descriptions and period detail Lady Emily fans have come to expect from this series, <i>That Silent Night </i>is a delicious morsel of a mystery, with an irresistible ghost story at its heart.<br /><br />*Jacqueline Winspear, New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs series

12 Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Author : Tasha Alexander
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Historical 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-02-24
Description :  The reign of Queen Elizabeth I was a time of war, passion, and spectacular achievement. Elizabeth: The Golden Age finds Elizabeth facing bloodlust for her throne and familial betrayal. Growing keenly aware of the changing religious and political tides of late sixteenth-century Europe, Elizabeth faces an open challenge from the Spanish King Philip II, who is determined to restore England to Catholicism with his powerful army and dominating armada.<br /><br />Preparing to go to war to defend her empire, Elizabeth struggles to balance ancient royal duties with an unexpected vulnerability: her love for the seafarer Sir Walter Raleigh. But he remains forbidden for a queen who has sworn body and soul to her country.<br /><br />Yet as she charts her course abroad, treachery is the rot behind the glittering royal throne. Her most trusted adviser uncovers an assassination plot that could topple the throne, and the traitors may even include Elizabeth's own cousin Mary Stuart.<br /><br />Based on the sequel to the Academy Award®-winning Elizabeth, Elizabeth: The Golden Age tells the thrilling tale of an era—the story of one woman's crusade to control love, crush enemies, and secure her position as a beloved icon of the Western world.

13 Uneasy Lies the Crown

Author : Tasha Alexander
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Release Date :  2018-10-30
Description :  <b>In <i>Uneasy Lies the Crown, </i>the thrilling new mystery in Tasha Alexander's bestselling series, Lady Emily and her husband Colin must stop a serial killer whose sights may be set on the new king, Edward VII.</b><br /><br />On her deathbed, Queen Victoria asks to speak privately with trusted agent of the Crown Colin Hargreaves, slipping him a letter with her last, parting command: <i>Une sanz pluis. Sapere aude.</i> “One and no more. Dare to know.”<br /><br />The year is 1901 and the death of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch has sent all of the Empire into mourning. But for Lady Emily and her dashing husband Colin, the grieving is cut short as another royal death takes center stage. A body has been found in the Tower of London, posed to look like the murdered medieval king Henry VI. Soon after a second dead man turns up in London's exclusive Berkeley Square, his mutilated remains staged to evoke the violent demise of Edward II, it becomes evident that the individual behind the crimes plans to kill again and again. The race to find him takes Emily deep into the capital’s underbelly, with its secret gangs, street children, and sleazy brothels. But the clues aren’t adding up, and even more puzzling are the anonymous letters Colin has been receiving since Victoria's death. Is someone threatening her successor, Edward VII?

14 Behind the Shattered Glass

Author : Tasha Alexander
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-10-15
Description :  <b>A ruined abbey on a beautiful estate in Derbyshire, a murdered peer, and a most unlikely romance make <i>New York Times</i> bestseller Tasha Alexander's new novel <i>Behind the Shattered Glass </i>absolutely irresistible</b><br /><br />Anglemore Park is the ancestral home of Lady Emily Hargreave's husband Colin. But the stately calm of country life is destroyed when their neighbor, the Marquess of Montagu, bursts through the French doors from the garden and falls down dead in front of the shocked gathering. But who has a motive for murdering the young aristocrat? The lovely cousin who was threatened by his engagement, the Oxford friend he falsely accused of cheating, the scheming vicar's daughter he shamelessly seduced or the relative no one knew existed who appears to claim the Montagu title? Who is the mysterious woman seen walking with him moments before he was brutally attacked? <br />The trail takes readers into the gilded world of a British manor house and below stairs to the servants who know all the secrets. One family's hidden past and a forbidden passion are the clues to a puzzle only Lady Emily can solve.

15 Star of the East

Author : Tasha Alexander
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2014-10-28
Description :  <b>From New York Times bestselling author Tasha Alexander comes STAR OF THE EAST, a Lady Emily holiday story that will enchant readers and keep them guessing until the very last page...</b><br /><br />Emily and Colin Hargreaves make it a rule to spend as little time as possible with her parents in Kent, but are unable to refuse Lady Catherine Bromley's invitation to join them for a pre-Christmas party that includes the family of Ala Kapur Singh, a powerful Punjabi maharaja who has come to England after receiving the Order of the Star of India. <br /><br />Lady Bromley, quite taken with the exotic beauty and spectacular jewels of the maharani and her daughter, Sunita, throws herself with abandon into her own version of Indian culture, planning a feast she is certain will be more spectacular than any seen on the sub-continent. When a priceless diamond maang tika and a simple gold bangle disappear from Sunita's room, a diplomatic incident seems imminent, particularly after the maang tika turns up in Emily's possession. <br /><br />Emily may have what appears to be the more valuable of the two pieces, but the maang tika cannot be worn without the bangle, upon which is engraved the words necessary to ward off a curse placed on the set five hundred years ago by a princess forced to forsake the man she loved. Sunita must wear the maang tika at her wedding but cannot do so without the bangle. Can Emily convince the maharaja that she is not a thief? And, more important, can she and Colin find the bangle?

16 The Adventuress

Author : Tasha Alexander
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-10-13
Description :  Emily and 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. But the merrymaking is cut short with the shocking death of one of the party in an apparent suicide. Not convinced by the coroner&#39;s verdict, Emily must employ all of her investigative skills to discover the truth and avert another tragedy.

17 The Bridal Strain

Author : Tasha Alexander
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2018-06-12
Description :  Lady Emily Ashton accepted Colin Hargreaves's proposal only after a significant amount of wooing, but what rational woman would refuse a man who deeds to her all the books in his library?<br /><br /> After a harrowing investigation in Vienna, they have arrived at Emily's villa on the Greek island of Santorini, and the time, at last, has come for them to marry.<br /><br /> THE BRIDAL STRAIN is a three thousand word short story in the bestselling Lady Emily series, coming between A FATAL WATZ and TEARS OF PEARL. This edition also contains two short essays on writing historical fiction.

18 Tra inganno e verità

Author : Tasha Alexander
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2016-04-20
Description :  Inghilterra/Francia/Grecia, 1890 - Per Emily, il matrimonio con Philip, Visconte Ashton, è stato solo un espediente per sfuggire a una madre autoritaria, e quando lui è morto poco dopo le nozze non ha sofferto più di tanto. Dopo tutto lo conosceva appena. A distanza di due anni, però, scopre che il marito in realtà era un uomo molto diverso da quello che lei immaginava: non solo era uno studioso e un collezionista d'arte antica, ma era anche profondamente innamorato di lei. Il ritratto che emerge dalle pagine del suo diario è così affascinante da spingerla a studiare le civiltà del passato nella speranza di apprendere qualcosa di più sul suo conto, e la conduce nelle silenziose sale del British Museum che lui amava tanto. E qui, tra bellissime statue di inestimabile valore, scopre un pericoloso segreto che riguarda dei reperti trafugati dalla collezione di antichità greche e romane. Decisa a vederci chiaro, l'intraprendente Lady Emily inizia a indagare, sfidando le rigide convenzioni della società vittoriana e cercando al tempo stesso di tenere a bada due affascinanti corteggiatori il cui interesse, però, sembra scaturire da ragioni oscure e ambigue, piuttosto che da sentimenti sinceri. Un mistero appassionante, condito da un pizzico di romanticismo.

19 La stagione dei veleni

Author : Tasha Alexander
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2016-08-19
Description :  Inghilterra, 1891 - La Stagione è appena iniziata e tutta la buona società è presa dal susseguirsi degli eventi mondani, resi ancor più interessanti dalla presenza di Charles Berry, enigmatico personaggio che dichiara di essere il legittimo erede di Maria Antonietta e Luigi XVI. Il suo arrivo a Londra coincide con una serie di inspiegabili furti di oggetti appartenuti all'ultima regina francese, che culminano con un duplice, efferato delitto. Ancora una volta Lady Emily Ashton si trova al centro del mistero e decide di risolvere il caso, indagando sui numerosi personaggi coinvolti, senza sapere quali rischi la aspettino in questo difficile percorso e cosa si nasconda dietro la facciata scintillante della nobiltà londinese. Costretta a districarsi fra scandali e maldicenze, potrà però contare sul sostegno del fedele amico e pretendente Colin, più che mai determinato a conquistare il suo cuore. Un nuovo mistero, nuovi sentimenti... Saga "I misteri di Lady Emily" - Vol. 2

20 Un valzer fatale

Author : Tasha Alexander
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-02-20
Description :  Inghilterra/Austria, 1891.<br />Dopo aver dovuto rimandare le nozze con l'amato Colin, Lady Emily partecipa a un raduno di caccia insieme ai personaggi politici più illustri d'Inghilterra in casa del suo acerrimo nemico Lord Fortescue. Questa occasione di svago, però, diviene inaspettatamente teatro di un terribile omicidio, preceduto dal furto di alcuni documenti di grande importanza. Per salvare dal patibolo il principale sospettato, suo caro amico, Lady Emily dà inizio a una serie di lunghe indagini che la porteranno a Vienna alla corte dell'Imperatrice Sissi, devastata dal dolore per la morte del figlio Rodolfo avvenuta, anche in questo caso, in circostanze misteriose. Aiutata come sempre dal fedele Colin, Emily si addentrerà nei meandri di intrighi diplomatici e passioni scandalose, che metteranno in grave pericolo la sua incolumità e quella del fidanzato... <b>I misteri di Lady Emily</b> 3



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