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Covington Branch M ALEXA T (Text) 33126016945309 Mystery Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780312661755
  • ISBN: 0312661754
  • Physical Description: 324 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, c2011.

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Anticipating a London season of dancing and campaigning for women's rights, Lady Emily Hargreaves investigates a blackmailing vandal who splashes red paint on the homes of elite citizens before revealing their scandalous secrets.
Subject: Hargreaves, Emily, Lady (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Upper class > England > Fiction.
Mayfair (London, England) > Fiction.
England > Social life and customs > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

  • Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2011 November #1

    In early summer 1893, someone is splashing red paint on the doorsteps of prominent London citizens, a warning that their most scandalous secrets are about to be exposed. One of the first targets is Mr. Dillman, an industrialist promoting social justice. When he is killed in a warehouse fire, Colin Hargreaves, an agent of the Crown, is requested to investigate. Colin and his wife, Lady Emily, begin their work as a team to find the connection among the paint, the secrets, and the murder. After a detour to Normandy in Dangerous To Know, Alexander returns to the familiar setting of London society; this time she has a more solid foundation on which to build her characters and crime. Emily remains strong willed and focused in her desire to find the culprit before Colin, but their sincere affection and happy marriage act as pleasant counterweights to Emily's competitive nature. VERDICT The mystery and the solution are clever, with the addition of commentary on the dark side of a class-driven society for extra oomph. Fans will be excited to spend more quality time with such appealing and intelligent characters. [See Prepub Alert, 4/21/11.]—Stacey Hayman, Rocky River P.L., OH

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