Behind the Shattered Glass: A Lady Emily Mystery

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Macmillan, Oct 15, 2013 - Fiction - 288 pages
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A ruined abbey on a beautiful estate in Derbyshire, a murdered peer, and a most unlikely romance make New York Times bestseller Tasha Alexander's new novel Behind the Shattered Glass absolutely irresistible

Anglemore Park is the ancestral home of Lady Emily Hargreave's husband Colin. But the stately calm of country life is destroyed when their neighbor, the Marquess of Montagu, bursts through the French doors from the garden and falls down dead in front of the shocked gathering. But who has a motive for murdering the young aristocrat? The lovely cousin who was threatened by his engagement, the Oxford friend he falsely accused of cheating, the scheming vicar's daughter he shamelessly seduced or the relative no one knew existed who appears to claim the Montagu title? Who is the mysterious woman seen walking with him moments before he was brutally attacked?
The trail takes readers into the gilded world of a British manor house and below stairs to the servants who know all the secrets. One family's hidden past and a forbidden passion are the clues to a puzzle only Lady Emily can solve.

 

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User Review  - jamespurcell - LibraryThing

Busy and lively look at the very wealthy as crime solvers and societal reformists in the Victorian Era. Need to go to London; order a private train, why not? Dislike a girl's school, buy it and start ... Read full review

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User Review  - momweaver - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this mystery which is number eight in a series. This is the first that I've read, but I will read the others. I enjoyed the Upstairs/Downstairs aspect of this book. It pushed credibility a bit, but was still a good read. Read full review

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Tasha Alexander is the author of the Lady Emily novels, a series of historical suspense, including Tears of Pearl and Dangerous to Know. She attended the University of Notre Dame, where she signed on as an English major in order to have a legitimate excuse for spending all her time reading. She and her husband, novelist Andrew Grant, divide their time between Chicago and the UK.

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