Search Results: "Tasha Alexander"


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A TERRIBLE BEAUTY by Tasha Alexander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Not Alexander's best mystery, but its continuing focus on the problems of mistaken identity (The Adventuress, 2016, etc.) provides many opportunities for information on Greece's glorious past along with some difficult choices for her intrepid heroine."
An unlikely visitor from the past throws the lives of an aristocratic couple into disarray. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN ST. PETERSBURG by Tasha Alexander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"The purest mystery among Alexander's adventures (A Terrible Beauty, 2016, etc.) presents a challenging puzzle, a historically interesting period, and detailed descriptions of one of the world's most beautiful cities."
The breathtaking beauty of St. Petersburg before the Russian Revolution provides a dazzling backdrop for murder. Read full book review >

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A FATAL WALTZ by Tasha Alexander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"Tantalizing but ultimately tepid."
Port-swilling sleuth Lady Emily Ashton embroils herself in an international intrigue that might just start World War I two decades early. Read full book review >

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AND ONLY TO DECEIVE by Tasha Alexander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"Pleasantly soporific."
A young widow immerses herself in antiquity and uncovers a scandal in Alexander's Victorian-era suspense debut. Read full book review >

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THE COUNTERFEIT HEIRESS by Tasha Alexander
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"One of Lady Emily's most interesting cases (Behind the Shattered Glass, 2013, etc.). The Victorian detail enhances the difficulties of proving someone dead or alive and discovering a killer with none of the usual motives for murder."
An aristocratic sleuth takes on a highly unusual case. Read full book review >

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A CRIMSON WARNING by Tasha Alexander
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Although, we can be assured, all will end with port and cigars in Emily's library, this installment is encumbered by an impossibly convoluted plot and a lorry-load of scarlet herrings."
In Alexander's sixth Lady Emily mystery, our port-tippling heroine tracks a villain who's threatening London's best families with scandal—and worse. Read full book review >

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BEHIND THE SHATTERED GLASS by Tasha Alexander
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Alexander brings back her husband-and-wife detective team (Death in the Floating City, 2012, etc.) in a tale most likely to appeal to readers who like a little naughty homicide blended into their cozy period romance."
Nothing lowers the atmosphere of a country estate more than a corpse on the library floor. Fortunately, no one can solve the murder more graciously and expeditiously than Lady Emily Hargreaves in this frothy Victorian whodunit. Read full book review >

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A POISONED SEASON by Tasha Alexander
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2007

"A ponderously ornate, red herring-replete, but mildly diverting mystery."
Lady Emily Ashton returns, this time to decipher Marie Antoinette's letters, solve a pair of murders and stop a pretender to the Bourbon throne. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Lady Emily travels well."
Lady Emily investigates the murder of a Venetian count, unleashing a veritable Pandora's boxful of ancient scandals. Read full book review >

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CORGIVILLE CHRISTMAS by Tasha Tudor
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 31, 2003

"Those who love Tudor's reverent homage to yesteryear will enjoy spending time in snowy Corgiville for the holiday season. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An old-fashioned Christmas season in a New England village is the theme of Tudor's latest installment about Corgiville, her fictional town inhabited by her favorite Corgi dogs, as well as by rabbits, cats, and chickens. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT CORGIVILLE KIDNAPPING by Tasha Tudor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Julia Child, Gertrude Stein, and others who will not be known to children, but Tudor's devotees will love this caper, and others will want to go unearth the first work. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A delectable companion to The Corgiville Fair (1971), in which Tudor employs conversational prose to revisit the pastoral setting and farmyard inhabitants of the original. Read full book review >

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SNOW BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Tasha Tudor
Released: Oct. 2, 1941

"Good read aloud material for holiday time, from picture book age up."
Once again lovely pictures, with soft coloring, and this time a more clear cut job of reproduction. Read full book review >