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Secrets of the Nile

Fans of avant-garde women sleuths, Dame Agatha, and plot-driven mysteries will enjoy this twisty read.

Uneasy Lies the Crown: A Lady Emily Mystery

The dual story lines are a clever idea that unfortunately doesn't work. The frequent flashbacks are a distraction that leads to a rather underwhelming plot twist. Still, faithful readers of the series will be forgiving and even more eager for the next entry. [See Prepub Alert, 6/10/18.]

A Terrible Beauty: A Lady Emily Mystery

Descriptions of the gorgeous Santorini scenery will make readers long for their own vacation in the Greek Isles. Alexander remains a consistently good writer, allowing her characters to grow as she puts them in complicated emotional situations. A treat for longtime fans, but the title could also serve as a stand-alone for new readers. [See Prepub Alert, 4/10/16.]

The Adventuress: A Lady Emily Mystery

An enjoyable historical murder mystery that will please existing fans, while being very accessible to new readers. Those who like Lauren Willig, Charles Finch, or Deanna Raybourn should give this author a try. [See Prepub Alert, 4/13/15.]

And Only To Deceive

Filled with interesting characters and period detail, this work delivers an exciting, suspenseful plot that keeps the listener guessing.

The Counterfeit Heiress: A Lady Emily Mystery

A few threads are left hanging and the conclusion comes along pretty quickly, but longtime fans will be pleased enough to spend more time with old friends. [See Prepub Alert, 4/21/14; see also Alexander's e-original Lady Emily holiday story, Star of the East, reviewed on p. 83.—Ed.]

Star of the East: A Lady Emily Christmas Story

A holiday treat for Lady Emily fans.

Behind the Shattered Glass

Of interest to fans of the series and of historical fiction, as well as those who enjoy Downton Abbey. ["Fans will enjoy the series return to Anglemore Park and its cast of characters," read the review of the Minotaur: St. Martin's hc, LJ 10/1/13.]

Behind the Shattered Glass: A Lady Emily Mystery

Fans will enjoy the series return to Anglemore Park and its cast of characters. Newcomers will relish the upstairs-downstairs plotlines and Lady Emily's particular talent at interrogation.

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