And Dangerous to Know

Rosalind Thorne Mystery #3

by Darcie Wilde

Published by: Kensington

368 Pages, 5.48 x 8.23 x 0.94 in

  • ISBN: 9781496720894
  • On Sale: 10/27/2020
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths

$15.95 (USD)

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Darcie Wilde brings her nationally bestselling Rosalind Thorne Mysteries to Kensington for a third installment in the Jane Austen-inspired Regency-era series--now in paperback. Entrusted with recovering a packet of highly sensitive letters stolen from Lady Melbourne's desk, the charming and resourceful "useful woman," Rosalind Thorne, is about to find herself enmeshed in the trials and tangles surrounding that most notorious poet of the Regency--George Gordon, Lord Byron, and the most famous of his mistresses, the utterly ungovernable Lady Caroline Lamb.

When the ladies of the ton of Regency London need discreet assistance, they turn to Rosalind Thorne--in these mysteries inspired by the novels of Jane Austen...

Trust is a delicate thing, and no one knows that better than Rosalind Thorne. Lady Melbourne has entrusted her with recovering a packet of highly sensitive private letters stolen from her desk. The contents of these letters hold great interest for the famous poet Lord Byron, who had carried on a notorious public affair with Lady Melbourne's daughter-in-law, the inconveniently unstable Lady Caroline Lamb. Rosalind is to take up residence in Melbourne House, posing as Lady Melbourne's confidential secretary. There, she must discover the thief and regain possession of the letters before any further scandal erupts.

However, Lady Melbourne omits a crucial detail. Rosalind learns from the Bow Street runner Adam Harkness that an unidentified woman was found dead in the courtyard of Melbourne House. The coroner has determined that she was poisoned. Adam urges Rosalind to use her new position in the household to help solve the murder. As she begins to untangle a web of secrets and blackmail, Rosalind finds she must risk her own life to bring this desperate business to an end...