I really enjoyed The Gentleman Thief by: Deborah Simmons. I loved the hero and the heroine. I laughed out loud many times in this book. It isn't a comedy per se. It isn't written to be silly but scenarios come together in ways that make you laugh. I wasn't quite sure about the jewel thief's identity until the end even though I wondered all through the book if it was this person.
An intriguing Regency tale of a sleuthing bluestocking and an irresistable and possibly larcenous Marquis. Picture Cary Grant and Grace Kelly at Bath.
A nice, light Regency read!
Intelligent and blessed with a keen mind, Georgina Bellewether has a knack for solving mysteries. She is also, unfortunately, an accident waiting to happen.
The recipient of Georginas mayhem is Jonathan Everett Saxton, Marquis of Ashdowne. Both are in attendance at Lady Culpeppers ball when that esteemed ladys emerald necklace is stolen.
Putting her observations of the crime down on paper, Georgina narrows the list down to four suspects. It has to be someone young and strong enough to climb a building; the handsome Marquis of Ashdowne, perhaps?
Ashdowne decides that this beguiling creature needs a keeper and offers his services. While working together to solve the crime, things take a turn the moment Georgina reads an old newspaper article about the Cat, a notorious jewel thief.
Who is the Cat and what does the dangerous Mr. Savonierre have to do with Ashdowne?