A Poisoned Season - Lady Emily, Bk 2 Author:Tasha Alexander London's social season is in full swing, and the Victorian aristocracy can't stop whispering about a certain gentleman who claims to be the direct descendant of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. But he's not the only topic of wagging tongues. Drawing rooms, boudoirs, and ballrooms are abuzz with the latest news of an audacious cat burg... more »lar who has been making off with precious items that once belonged to the ill-fated queen.
Light gossip turns serious when the owner of one of the pilfered treasures is found murdered, and the mysterious thief develops a twisted obsession with Emily. But the strong-minded and fiercely independent Emily will not be shaken. It will take all of her considerable wit and perseverance to unmask her stalker and ferret out the murderer, even as a brewing scandal threatens both her reputation and her romance with her late husband's best friend, the dashing Colin Hargreaves.« less
I loked this second installment better than the first. It may be that the characters came right back to me and I already felt connected, but this story had instrigue, romance, history and was just a flawless read.
This is a great series for lovers of historical novels, strong searching characters. Emily is a recent widow who stumbles into mysteries. The writer does a great job of letting the characters develop while keeping the series moving. These books are keepers and I have been sharing them with friends. You will enjoy :)