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Set in the lush countryside of Normandy, France, the fifth Lady Emily mystery is filled with intrigue, romance, mysterious deaths, and madness . . .
Returning from their honeymoon and near brush with death in Constantinople, Lady Emily and her husband Colin Hargreaves are relaxing at his mother's beautiful estate in Normandy. But the calm she so desperately seeks is shattered when, out riding her horse, she comes upon the body of a young woman who has been brutally murdered; and whose wounds are identical to those inflicted on the victims of Jack the Ripper.
Pursuing a trail of clues and victims to the beautiful medieval city of Rouen, Emily begins to fear for her own sanity. She hears the cries of a young girl she cannot find and discovers blue ribbons left in the child's wake. And as Emily is forced to match wits with a brilliant and manipulative killer, only her courage and instincts can prevent her from becoming his next victim . . .
Praise for Tasha Alexander
'Historical mystery at its best' Fresh Fiction
'Immediately engrossing and thoroughly entertaining' Crimespree
'Sometimes touching, sometimes funny and always absorbing, this Victorian-era mystery hits all the right notes' Romantic Times
'Enchanting... Alexander keeps readers guessing until the very end' Publishers Weekly
'Tasha Alexander is one to watch - and read... despite her cliffhanger climaxes and witty repartee, there's a depth of sensitivity that sets her apart' The Huffington Post
'Alexander's love for the Victorian era elevates a captivating mystery into an unforgettable tale. Dangerous to Know is the perfect novel to curl up with and chase away the world' examiner.com
'Readers who enjoy historical mysteries with strong female characters will find much to enjoy here' Booklist
'Lady Emily Hargreaves is our favorite Victorian detective. If you love high society crimes then don't miss this series by Tasha Alexander, one of today's best mystery writers' BookManBookWoman
'Infused with wit and charm, with just the right amounts of danger, romance and detection blended in' Denver Post
Set in 1892, Alexander's less than memorable fifth novel of suspense featuring Lady Emily Hargreaves finds Emily recovering from the emotional and physical scars suffered in her previous outing, Tears of Pearl. Emily's well-intentioned husband, Colin, persuades her to recuperate at his family's estate in Normandy, where she's under the disapproving eye of her fearsome mother-in-law. While out riding, Emily happens on the butchered corpse of a woman, later identified as an escaped inmate from an insane asylum outside Rouen. The nature of the victim's wounds suggests that Jack the Ripper has crossed the Channel to France. Alexander throws in a gentleman-burglar carrying a torch for Emily as well as author Maurice Leblanc and painter Claude Monet, but fails to breathe much life into any of them. More a damsel in distress than an independent woman, Emily comes across as a less capable sleuth than, say, Laurie King's Mary Russell or Charles Todd's Bess Crawford.