Behind the Shattered Glass: A Lady Emily Mystery

Minotaur: St. Martin's. Oct. 2013. 272p. ISBN 9781250024701. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250024718. M
Lady Emily Hargreave, recently home from solving Venetian crimes in last year's Death in the Floating City, finds scandal on her own doorstep when a neighboring lord staggers into her dinner party and dies. As she and her husband, Lord Colin, investigate, both their neighbors and their servants fall suspect. Looking into the victim's past, Lady Emily discovers that the Marquess of Montagu had a long history of trifling with the ladies, many of whom had motive to kill. Visiting Lord Flyte adds further complication when he falls in love and announces his intentions to court a local servant. The drama intensifies as Lady Emily uncovers secrets that affect the fortunes, careers, and reputations of members of Lord Montagu's household and her own.
VERDICT 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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