Susan Melville is a successful and wealthy artist in New York City. But it was not always so. Flat broke and unemployable after her no-good father took the family fortune to Brazil, she was offered a very lucrative, if unusual, job that traded on her only real asset--impeccable social credentials. It turned out that she was an exceptionally good contract killer.
Enjoy this series very much. Her perfect manners and demeanor belie what her side line is and her reasoning for practicing it. Am sorry there are only five books in this series.
The impeccable Miss Melville returns in a scintillating adventure that tops all her previous forays. Enjoying a total immersion in her artistic career, Miss Melville is between jobs, doing what society women do, charitably supporting the Rundle Home for Wayward Girls---and resisting an invitation from the government to assassinate the power-hungry Begum of Gandistan, a ruthless woman whose son has just ascended to the throne following the unfortunate deaths of his father and all of his siblings.