A Useful Woman

A Useful Woman

A Rosalind Thorne Mystery

Book - 2016
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"Inspired by the novels of Jane Austen, this new mystery series set in 19th-century London introduces the charming and resourceful Rosalind Thorne, a woman privy to the secrets of high society--including who among the ton is capable of murder... The daughter of a baronet and a minor heiress, Rosalind Thorne was nearly ruined after her father abandoned the family. To survive in the only world she knew, she began to manage the affairs of some of London society's most influential women, who have come to rely on her wit and discretion. So when aristocratic wastrel Jasper Aimesworth is found dead in Almack's, London's most exclusive ballroom, Rosalind must use her skills and connections to uncover the killer from a list of suspects that includes Almack's powerful patronesses--and her own former suitor Devon Winterbourne, now Lord Casselmaine. Torn between her old love and a growing attraction to a compelling Bow Street runner, Rosalind must not only unravel the mysteries surrounding Jasper's death, but the mysteries of her own heart as well.."--
Publisher: New York, Berkley Prime Crime,, 2016.
Edition: Berkley Prime Crime trade paperback edition.
ISBN: 9780425282373
Characteristics: 357 pages ; 21 cm.

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shilohsmom
Mar 11, 2017

First rule of writing - write what you know. This author knew little to nothing of Regency England - just what she thought she had garnered from other badly written Regency novels. This was a huge no for me.

BTW - it's blackguard NOT blaggard. ugh

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thebritlass
Sep 05, 2016

Fans of British fiction will really enjoy this well-paced regency mystery that kept me guessing (and reading) right until the end. A great debut for a new series, with a very promising cast of characters.

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