By Tasha Alexander
London's social season is in complete swing, and Victorian aristocracy cannot cease whispering a couple of sure gentleman who claims to be the direct descendant of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. yet he is not the one subject of wagging tongues. Drawing rooms, boudoirs, and ballrooms are abuzz with the most recent information of an audacious cat burglar who has been systematically stealing beneficial goods that after belonged to the ill-fated queen. gentle gossip turns severe while the landlord of 1 of the pilfered treasures is located murdered, and the mysterious thief develops a twisted obsession with girl Emily Ashton. it is going to take all of Emily's wit and perseverance to unmask her stalker and ferret out the assassin, whereas confronted with a brewing scandal that threatens either her popularity and her romance along with her overdue husband's ally, the speeding Colin Hargreaves.
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I asked, turning to Jeremy. “Really, Lady Ashton,” he replied, stressing each syllable of my name. “There’s no need for such formality. We’ve known each other since we were babies. ” “What a disappointment,” I said. ” Lady Frideswide flashed a look of disbelief. ” “Is there a man in Britain able to resist you, Lady Ashton? ” Jeremy’s acceptance of this invitation would be viewed as a social coup. Luncheon was typically a ladies’ meal; gentlemen preferred their clubs. My mother would certainly pay me a visit the moment she heard of this.
No, thank you. ” “Because it was I who found it sitting on your doorstep. ” This piqued my curiosity, and I picked up the envelope, examining it carefully before opening it. “I really must spend more time on my Greek,” I said once I had unfolded the note. “My skills at sightreading are woefully lacking. ” He frowned. ” He obliged me immediately, and the seductive lilt of the ancient language drove from me any lingering melancholy. “That certainly brightened your eyes,” he said. ” “I wish you would find out.
Greetings were exchanged and introductions made, following which there was little conversation of substance. Lady Elinor complimented my drawing, and I her pin, a striking bird of paradise fashioned out of gold, its feathers covered with sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. Margaret was politeness itself, eager to impress Jeremy, who clearly felt no discomfort at finding himself the only gentleman in such a large group of ladies. The younger members of the party remained silent, posed prettily behind their mothers, until Lettice stepped towards me, squinting as she looked at the sculptures in front of us.
A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander