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3.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephanie Laurens Narrator: Charlotte Parry Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Casebook of Barnaby Adair Series Release Date:
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Penelope Ashford, Portia Cynster’s younger sister, has grown up with every advantage - wealth, position, and beauty. Yet Penelope is anything but a typical ton miss, forceful, willful and blunt to a fault, she has for years devoted her considerable energy and intelligence to directing an institution caring for the forgotten orphans of London’s streets.

But now her charges are mysteriously disappearing. Desperate, Penelope turns to the one man she knows who might help her, Barnaby Adair.

Handsome scion of a noble house, Adair has made a name for himself in political and judicial circles. His powers of deduction and observation combined with his pedigree has seen him solve several serious crimes within the ton. Although he makes her irritatingly uncomfortable, Penelope throws caution to the wind and appears on his bachelor doorstep late one night, determined to recruit him to her cause.

Barnaby is intrigued-both by her story, and her. Her bold beauty and undeniable brains make a striking contrast to the usual insipid ton misses. And as he’s in dire need of an excuse to avoid said insipid misses, he accepts her challenge, never dreaming she and it will consume his every waking hour.

Enlisting the aid of Inspector Basil Stokes of the fledgling Scotland Yard, they infiltrate the streets of London’s notorious East End. But as they unravel the mystery of the missing boys, they uncover the trail of a criminal embedded in the very organization recently created to protect all Londoners. And that criminal knows of them and their efforts, and is only too ready to threaten all they hold dear, including their new-found knowledge of the intrigues of the human heart.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The Cynsters’ tales of love, intrigue and adventure continue…Laurens never loses touch with her characters’ deep emotions or the haunting mystery. She leads readers through a maze until they reach the chilling climax.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars)

  • “A satisfying blend of mystery and romance…Barnaby and Penelope’s attraction for one another…slowly builds to a gratifying crescendo without overpowering the story, which…clips along at a fast pace with enough charm to delight both fans and new readers.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • One of the Amazon.com Top 10 Romances of 2008
  • A RITA Award nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mandeep | 5/2/2011

    " elements of a police procedural from that era "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elaine | 2/7/2011

    " I think the premise of adding some mystery to Laurens books is great. Good book but not one that you can't stand to put down. While, I might read others in this series, it is not one of those series that you have to immediately pick up the next book in the series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brenda Smithies | 12/22/2010

    " This was one of my favorites; I love Barnaby "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Barbara | 6/5/2010

    " Oh I do love those Cynsters. "

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