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Author: Tasha Alexander Narrator: Bianca Amato Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2014 ISBN: 9781427244369
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In Tasha Alexander's novel The Counterfeit Heiress, 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?

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A thoroughly enjoyable adventure with both historical texture and emotional depth. Anne Perry, New York Times bestselling author on A Fatal Waltz
  • Alexander's sweetly choreographed plot dances between her wonderfully drawn sleuth, Lady Ashton, and Victorian high society. Julie Spencer-Fleming, Edgar Award finalist and author of All Mortal Flesh on A Poisoned Season
  • Alexander excels in depicting the social mores of a society uncomfortable with the independence of women, and deftly allows the plot to develop in tandem with Emily's growth. The Baltimore Sun on And Only to Deceive

  • “Two personable people, Colin and Emily Hargreaves, encounter some serious scoundrels in the ninth mystery in the Lady Emily series. Thanks to Bianca Amato’s exceptional performance, this engaging piece of fluff takes on the necessary gravitas to keep listeners engaged. A woman posing as Estella Lamar, an eccentric heiress who hasn’t been seen in years, is murdered, and the Hargreaves are called upon to unravel a tangled web of deceit. Amato’s reading heats up when delivering each flirtatious exchange between the elegant, well-matched Hargreaves. She makes each voice unique, brings verisimilitude to each event, and is completely convincing as the search for the real Estella intensifies. Kidnapping, madness, unsavory characters, murder most foul—none of it proves too much for Amato. A fun listen.”


  • “Author Tasha Alexander is one to watch--and read. . . . despite her cliffhanger climaxes and witty repartee, there's a depth of sensitivity which sets her apart. The Huffington Post on Dangerous to Know

  • With wisps of darkness, shadows of a ghost story and embers of heightened Freudian themes, Dangerous to Know is the perfect novel to curl up with and chase away the world.
  • Infused with wit and charm, with just the right amounts of danger, romance and detection blended in. Denver Post on Tears of Pearl
  • [Tears of Pearl] will please readers of Anne Perry, Laurie R. King, and Deanna Raybourn seeking a new fan-favorite author. Library Journal on Tears of Pearl
  • “The Lady Emily mysteries have only strengthened as the series continues, combining fascinating historical details with vivid descriptions bringing the Victorian period to life. Marriage between Emily and Colin is heart-poundingly romantic. The friends surrounding them have expanded in detail and character. A perfect book to curl up to with a hot chocolate.”

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About the Author

Tasha Alexander is the author of the Lady Emily novels, a historical suspense series, as well as a novella and a stand-alone novel. She studied English literature and medieval history at the University of Notre Dame. Her work has been nominated for numerous awards and has been translated into more than a dozen languages.

About the Narrator

Bianca Amato, winner of numerous Earphones Awards and the Audie Award for best narration, is an actress born and raised in South Africa. Trained at the University of Cape Town’s Drama school, she went on to work in theater and television in South Africa before moving to New York in 2002.