| Author : Andrea Penrose Genre : Historical Books Mysteries & Thrillers Women Sleuths Romance Historical Price : $3.99 Release Date : 2017-01-14 Description : Lady Arianna Hadley’s desire for revenge has brought her back to London from exile in the West Indies. Determined to find the men responsible for her disgraced father’s murder, she disguises herself as a man and contrives to be hired as a chef in one of London’s aristocratic households. But when the Prince Regent is poisoned by Arianna’s special chocolate dessert, she finds own quest has become intertwined with a far more deadly intrigue.
Because of his expertise in chocolate, the Earl of Saybrook is asked by the government to investigate the crime. Though he, too, is fighting inner demons, he reluctantly agrees. His first confrontation with Arianna has them at daggers drawn. But when someone tries to kill them both, they become reluctant allies in a hunt to discover what evil is afoot.
As their investigation takes them from the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair to the slums of St. Giles, they uncover a cunning plan of fraud that could throw the government into chaos. Determined to bring the culprits to justice, they set an elaborate trap—but one false step will prove fatal . . .|
| Author : Andrea Penrose Genre : Historical Books Mysteries & Thrillers Price : $9.99 Release Date : 2017-06-27 Description : <b><i>In Regency London, an unconventional scientist and a fearless female artist form an unlikely alliance to expose a cold-hearted killer . . .</i></b><br />  <br /> The Earl of Wrexford possesses a brilliant scientific mind, but boredom and pride lead him to reckless behavior. So when pompous, pious Reverend Josiah Holworthy publicly condemns him for debauchery, Wrexford unsheathes his rapier-sharp wit and strikes back. As their war of words escalates, London’s most popular satirical cartoonist, A.J. Quill, skewers them both. But then the clergyman is found slain in a church—his face burned by chemicals, his throat slashed ear to ear—and Wrexford finds himself the chief suspect.<br />  <br /> An artist in her own right, Charlotte Sloane has secretly slipped into the persona of her late husband, using his nom de plume A.J. Quill. When Wrexford discovers her true identity, she fears it will be her undoing. But he has a proposal—use her sources to unveil the clergyman’s clandestine involvement in questionable scientific practices, and unmask the real murderer. Soon Lord Wrexford and the mysterious Mrs. Sloane plunge into a dangerous shadow world hidden among London’s intellectual enclaves to trap a cunning adversary—before they fall victim to the next experiment in villainy . . .<br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>“Thoroughly enjoyable . . . with sharp, engaging characters, rich period detail, and a compellingly twisty plot, Andrea Penrose delivers a winner.”</b><br /> <b>—Deanna Raybourn, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>“Fans of C.S. Harris take note! A riveting ride through Regency London, from the slums of St. Giles, to the mansions of Mayfair.”<i>—</i>Lauren Willig, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>“Historical chemistry meets alchemy . . . A delight of a book.”</b><br /> <b>—Joanna Bourne, award-winning author</b>|
| Author : Andrea Penrose Genre : Historical Books Mysteries & Thrillers Price : $12.99 Release Date : 2018-03-27 Description : <i>A wealthy lord who happens to be a brilliant scientist . . . an enigmatic young widow who secretly pens satirical cartoons . . . a violent killing disguised as a robbery . . . Nothing is as it seems in Regency London, especially when the Earl of Wrexford and Charlotte Sloane join forces to solve a shocking murder.</i><br />  <br /> When Lord Wrexford discovers the body of a gifted inventor in a dark London alley, he promptly alerts the watchman and lets the authorities handle the matter. But Wrexford soon finds himself drawn into the murder investigation when the inventor’s widow begs for his assistance, claiming the crime was not a random robbery. It seems her husband’s designs for a revolutionary steam-powered engine went missing the night of his death. The plans could be worth a fortune . . . and very dangerous in the wrong hands.<br />  <br /> Joining Wrexford in his investigation is Charlotte Sloane, who uses the pseudonym A. J. Quill to publish her scathing political cartoons. Her extensive network of informants is critical for her work, but she doesn’t mind tapping that same web of spies to track down an elusive killer. Each suspect—from ambitious assistants to rich investors, and even the inventor’s widow—is entwined in a maze of secrets and lies that leads Wrexford and Sloane down London’s most perilous stews and darkest alleyways.<br />  <br /> With danger lurking at every turn, the potent combination of Wrexford’s analytical mind and Sloane’s exacting intuition begins to unravel the twisted motivations behind the inventor’s death. But they are up against a cunning and deadly foe—a killer ready to strike again before they can recover the inventor’s priceless designs . . .|
| Author : Andrea Penrose Genre : Historical Books Mysteries & Thrillers Price : $3.99 Release Date : 2018-05-15 Description : Now that peace reigns in Europe and Napoleon has been exiled to the island of Elba, Lady Arianna and her husband, the Earl of Saybrook, are determined to put government sleuthing aside. But the head of British security has other ideas . . . <br /><br />
Rumors are rife that Napoleon may be plotting to take back the French throne and plunge the Continent into another war. So when Saybrook learns that his Spanish cousin has gone missing on the island under mysterious circumstances, he and Arianna feel they have no choice but to undertake a secret mission to Elba for the government and unravel the serpentine tangle of truth and lies.<br /><br />
<i>Friend or Foe?</i> From the start, they find themselves up against treachery and deceptions. And for Arianna, things become even more difficult when she encounters ghosts from her past, forcing her to make fundamental choices about love, loyalty, family and friendship. Once on Elba, she and Saybrook—along with some unexpected allies—must match wits with a deadly enemy and the great Napoleon himself. And with the clock ticking, all the last-minute machinations come down to a question of Luck . . .<br /><br />
From the start, they find themselves up against treachery and deceptions. With the dangers escalating, things become even more difficult for Arianna as their traveling companions include ghosts from her past, forcing her to make choices about love, loyalty, and friendship. Once they reach Elba, she and Saybrook—along with some unexpected allies—must match wits with a deadly enemy and the great Napoleon himself. And with the clock ticking, all the last-minute machinations come down to a question of Luck . . .|
| Author : Andrea Penrose Genre : Historical Books Mysteries & Thrillers Women Sleuths Romance Historical Price : $3.99 Release Date : 2017-01-14 Description : Lady Arianna Hadley, now the Countess of Saybrook, is settling into married life with her new husband. To celebrate his birthday, she finds the perfect gift: a rare volume of botanical engravings on Theobroma cacao—or chocolate. But she is forced to fight off a stranger who tries to steal it away.<br /><br />
Arianna and Saybrook forget about the incident until they attend a gathering on a country estate, where her assailant reappears and turns out to be a Russian diplomat. Events grow more ominous when Arianna discovers sensitive government documents hidden in the book's binding—documents that suggest someone Saybrook and she hold dear is a traitor to King and country.<br /><br />
<i>Murder. Treason. Money. Power.</i> Once again, Arianna and Saybrook are drawn into a world of intrigue. To unmask the real villain, they journey to the Peace Congress in Vienna, where amid the seductive pomp and pageantry of Europe's royalty they must root out a cunning conspiracy—armed only with their wits and their expertise in chocolate . . .|
| Author : Andrea Penrose Genre : Historical Books Mysteries & Thrillers Romance Historical Women Sleuths Price : $3.99 Release Date : 2017-01-14 Description : <i>England, 1814.</i> Lady Arianna Hadley and her husband, the Earl of Saybrook, want nothing more than to savor a quiet life embellished by the occasional cup of the finest chocolate. However, when they receive orders to travel to Scotland and capture an elusive traitor, they feel their duty to the Crown must come first.<br /><br />
In a laboratory in Scotland, they discover the corpse of a chemistry professor--and cryptic papers hinting at a dangerous new discovery now in enemy hands. Racing against time, Arianna and Saybrook pursue their most cunning and dangerous adversary yet through a complex network of intrigue involving exotic chocolates, daredevil aviators, a missing inventor, and a secret recipe that must be recovered at any cost...|