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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.

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’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 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 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fans of Anne Perry and Elizabeth Peters will welcome this debut novel.”

    Denver Post

  • “Historically correct and beautifully done.”

    South Bend Tribune

  • “Tightly plotted, with a large cast of well-defined characters. The narrative is strong and unrelentingly draws the reader into Emily’s world, which, despite its constrictions and perils, seems a fine place to spend time.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “In this charming late Victorian romantic suspense novel…Alexander makes Emily light but sympathetic and conveys period flavor without being ponderous. Her knowledge of the ethical dilemmas posed by Victorian etiquette is considerable; sexual chemistry in particular is handled with exquisite delicacy. The archeological background will lure readers who like to dig for their clues.

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Engagingly suspenseful and rich with period detail.”

    BookPage

  • “Had Jane Austen written The Da Vinci Code, she may well have come up with this elegant novel.”

    Martha O’Connor, author of The Bitch Posse

  • “Kate Reading uses her highbrow English tones to excellent effect in this romantic-suspense frolic, set in Victorian London…The host of characters, including forthright Emily, a spirited American friend, and several suitors, offers Reading ample room to display her gift for characterization. Her graceful pace also feels just right for this first in a justifiably popular series.”

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  • A 2016 Winner for theALA Listen List for Outstanding Audiobook Narration
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