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Author: Lauren Willig Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Pink Carnation Series Release Date: August 2014 ISBN: 9780698162266
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In the latest Pink Carnation novel from national bestselling author Lauren Willig, rumors spreading among the ton turn deadly as a young couple unites to solve a mystery....

In October of 1806, the Little Season is in full swing, and Sally Fitzhugh has had enough of the endless parties and balls. With a rampant vampire craze sparked by the novel The Convent of Orsino, it seems no one can speak of anything else. But when Sally hears a rumor that the reclusive Duke of Belliston is an actual vampire, she cannot resist the challenge of proving such nonsense false. At a ball in Belliston Square, she ventures across the gardens and encounters the mysterious Duke.
Lucien, Duke of Belliston, is well versed in the trouble gossip can bring. He’s returned home to dispel the rumors of scandal surrounding his parents’ deaths, which hint at everything from treason to dark sorcery. While he searches for the truth, he welcomes his fearsome reputation—until a woman is found dead in Richmond. Her blood drained from her throat.
Lucien and Sally join forces to stop the so-called vampire from killing again. Someone managed to get away with killing the last Duke of Belliston. But they won’t kill this duke—not if Sally has anything to say about it.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “The latest in the Pink Carnation series is a delightfully eerie Halloween book that combines all of the suspense of the spy series with the era’s fascination with the supernatural. Willig’s writing is witty and smart, and her addictive series sparkles with lively dialogue, intelligent characters, and great plotting, which is why readers keep coming back for more. Willig represents the Regency romantic mystery at its best.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars)

  • “Kate Reading’s performance of this eleventh Pink Carnation installment showcases her clever use of accents, inflections, and perfectly timed wit…Reading brings the historic tale to life with her staid accent and droll wit, reveling in the gothic atmosphere and growing romantic tension between Sally and Lucien. She also brings energy and charm to the modern-day romance of doctoral student Eloisa and her British lover, Colin, whose narrative weaves through the historic plot. Listeners will delight in Reading’s fully realized characters and immersive narration.”


  • “The penultimate entry in Willig’s popular Pink Carnation series focuses on Sally Fitzhugh, younger sister of the lovably bumbling Turnip, and Lucien, the dashing Duke of Belliston, who has returned to England after a twelve-year absence only to find rumors swirling fast and furious about his time away…Once again, Willig doles out a completely delightful confection of romance and intrigue sure to please her many fans and leave them breathlessly anticipating the Pink Carnation’s final adventure.”


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About the Author

Lauren Willig received a graduate degree in English history from Harvard University and a JD from Harvard Law School. She lives in New York City, writing full time.

About the Narrator

Kate Reading is an Audie Award–winning narrator and has received dozens of Earphones Awards. She has been named by AudioFile magazine as a “Voice of the Century,” as well as the Best Voice in Science Fiction & Fantasy in 2008 and 2009 and Best Voice in Biography & Culture in 2010. She is also a theater actor in the Washington, DC, area and has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company since 1987. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, among others.