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Secrets prove deadly in the sixth Lady Emily mystery from New York Times bestselling author Tasha Alexander
Newly returned to her Mayfair home, Lady Emily Hargreaves is looking forward to enjoying the 'delights' of the Season - waltzing with her dashing husband, reading The Aeneid, and joining the Women's Liberal Federation in the early stages of its campaign to win votes for women. But an audacious vandal is disturbing the peace in the capital city, splashing red paint on the neat edifices of the homes of London' s elite. This act, impossible to hide, presages the revelation of scandalous secrets, driving the victims into disgrace, despair, and even death.
Soon, all of London Society is living in fear of being the next target and it's down to Lady Emily and her husband Colin to uncover the identity and reveal the motives of the twisted mind behind all this before another innocent life is lost.
Praise for Tasha Alexander
'Enchanting... Alexander keeps readers guessing to the very end' Publishers Weekly
'Tasha Alexander has created Victorian London's most colorful and delightfully eccentric sleuth . . . fans of the well-plotted historical mystery will be charmed by Lady Emily!' Jacqueline Winspear, New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs Series
'A Crimson Warning is the sixth book in the Lady Emily Mystery series and hands down the best thus far' Criminalelement.com
'Another masterpiece from Tasha Alexander' Paperback Dolls
'Deliciously page-turning fun' Nashville Lifestyles Magazine
'With Emily embodying the feminist ideals and sleuthing instincts of Amelia Peabody, this historical mystery should appeal to fans of Elizabeth Peters' Booklist
'If you like a little mystery mixed with your historical fiction, Tasha Alexander will not disappoint' Bookreporter
At the start of Alexander's enchanting sixth late Victorian novel of suspense (after 2010's Dangerous to Know), news of a fire in Southwark prompts British intelligence agent Colin Hargreaves to leave Lady Londonderry's ball, to his wife Emily's dismay. Colin returns home to Mayfair that night to announce that Michael Dillman, who ran a successful export business, has been cruelly burned alive in his warehouse by an unknown perpetrator. The week before, according to Michael's fianc e, someone threw red paint on his front door. The Sanders family receives similar treatment shortly before the rumor breaks that daughter Polly's mother was, in fact, a maid impregnated by her father. Subsequently, other respectable London families find red paint splashed on their houses, presaging some scandalous revelation in each case. Can Emily help Colin solve the crimes without risking her reputation or becoming a target herself? Alexander keeps readers guessing to the very end.