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Author: Elizabeth Hoyt Narrator: Ashford McNab Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Maiden Lane Series Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781611132182
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Winter Makepeace lives a double life. By day he's the stoic headmaster of a home for foundling children. But the night brings out a darker side of Winter. As the moon rises, so does the Ghost of St. Giles-protector, judge, fugitive. When the Ghost, beaten and wounded, is rescued by a beautiful aristocrat, Winter has no idea that his two worlds are about to collide.


Lady Isabel Beckinhall enjoys nothing more than a challenge. Yet when she's asked to tutor the Home's dour manager in the ways of society-flirtation, double-entendres, and scandalous liaisons-Isabel can't help wondering why his eyes seem so familiar-and his lips so tempting.


During the day Isabel and Winter engage in a battle of wills. At night their passions are revealed . . . But when little girls start disappearing from St. Giles, Winter must avenge them. For that he might have to sacrifice everything-the Home, Isabel . . . and his life. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Elizabeth Hoyt has outdone herself.”

    Jennifer Ashley, New York Times bestselling author

  • Hoyt's third Maiden Lane novel is historical romance at its best! Publishers Weekly
  • “Hoyt’s fourth Maiden Lane Georgian-era romance is an expert blend of scintillating romance and mystery…Suspense adds intensity…and the romance between the beautiful and quick-witted Isabel and the masked champion of the downtrodden propels this novel to the top of its genre.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Fans of the Maiden Lane series who have been anxiously awaiting Winter Makepeace’s story will be more than satisfied with Hoyt’s innovative, emotional, sensual, and even humorous installment. Hoyt’s beautiful blending of the essential elements of a fairy tale into a stunning love story enhances this delicious ‘keeper.’”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “A sophisticated widow and a younger man with a dangerous secret clash in Thief of Shadows, part of Elizabeth Hoyt’s Maiden Lane series…Scorching love scenes, a hero and heroine with deep wells of emotion, and a delightful twist at the end make this a memorable, remarkable romance.”


  • “In the fourth installment in the Maiden Lane series, all of Hoyt’s signature literary ingredients—wickedly clever dialogue, superbly nuanced characters, danger, and scorching sexual chemistry—click neatly into place to create a breathtakingly romantic love story.”


  • “Hoyt’s latest Georgian tale features a woman who hides the disappointment of her childless marriage behind insouciance and a young crusader afraid to release the beast that guides his clandestine persona. Yet when the pair finally come together, desire and long-denied sensuality explode upon the page.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2012 RT Award for Best Historical Romance
  • A July 2012 BookPage Top Pick in Romance

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosanne | 2/14/2014

    " Fell a bit flat. But had a great start "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 2/9/2014

    " Ms Hoyt does it again! I absolutely LOVED this book. The plot was interesting, the characters were loveable, and the writing was amazing. I was greatly anticipating this book since the beginning of the series and she did not disappoint. Winter's character was complex--just the way I like a hero to be. Thankfully, Isabel complimented him nicely, proving to be a perfect heroine for him. Fans of this serious will love this book. I can't wait for the next one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela(AllHoney) | 1/17/2014

    " Thief of Shadows is the fourth book in the Maiden Lane series by Elizabeth Hoyt. Just when you think Ms Hoyt can't possibly publish another great one, she does. Wonderful and engaging characters that work in spite of what the traditional formula for romance calls for. A story with a fairy tale feel that pulls you in until the end and then leaves you with a feeling of loss when the story is over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camandy | 1/11/2014

    " Liked the series. Hoyt is on of my keepers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nickie | 12/24/2013

    " I really enjoy this series because she focuses on the hardworking people of this period. Don't get me wrong, there is plenty of adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 11/12/2013

    " Wonderful book to go with a wonderful series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 10/4/2013

    " I just LOVE this author! Earthy, erotic and as usual a great story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 6/10/2013

    " Nice continuance of the series, it flowed well with the others, but could stand alone as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 2/26/2013

    " I love the home, the children, the cook, the servants and Artemis Greaves, except Isabel. It was hard to even like her but at least I didn't dislike or hate her. The mystery aspect was really good too. Totally loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bobbie | 2/1/2013

    " Good, but not as good as some. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina | 1/5/2013

    " loved it! Hoyt is an extraordinary writer! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 M— | 10/23/2012

    " Unreadable. DNF. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 10/16/2012

    " This series just keeps getting better and better! I really wish Elizabeth Hoyt could write faster :) "

About the Author

Elizabeth Hoyt is the author of three critically acclaimed historical romance series. Her books have been finalists four times in Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award contest, have won two Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Awards, and were nominated for a third. All of her books have received Top Pick reviews from RT Book Reviews magazine. Both Wicked Intentions and Notorious Pleasures received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly. Four of her books were voted into All About Romance’s (AAR’s) Top 100 Romances of All Time list and six were Desert Isle Keepers at AAR. Her books have been translated into twelve languages.

About the Narrator

Ashford McNab is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. She is the daughter of an Anglican minister and a novelist, raised in London, a graduate of the Charterhouse School in Surrey, and an apprentice of a celebrated Comedia del Arte theater company in Prague. She has narrated the Maiden Lane series of books, among others. Her voice can be heard in numerous ad campaigns. In addition to her extensive voice work, she can often be seen “treading the boards” in New York City and across America.