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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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The Mistaken Wife

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Publisher Comments:

It is the autumn of 1797. The war between the British and the French is being fought not just openly but also in secret by a network of spies. Reluctant heiress Mary Finch is no stranger to adventure, but even she hesitates before accepting this assignment: to travel secretly to Paris and disrupt vital Franco-American negotiations. She must rely wholly upon a stranger while deceiving her "dearest friend," Captain Robert Holland. Once in France, Mary’s safety rests on a knife-edge, and her colleague has secrets of his own. Undaunted, she sets about her task with wit, stealth, and determination. But she is not the only spy in Paris, and there is more than one British life in jeopardy if she fails. As implacable enemies join forces against her, Mary may lose everything.

Review:

"Set in 1797, Melikan's entertaining third historical thriller featuring Mary Finch (after The Counterfeit Guest) takes the British spy to France, where she poses as the wife of an American artist. With England and France at war, spymaster Cuthbert Shy asks Finch to befriend U.S. envoys in Paris, to foster 'disagreement, confusion, and enmity' between France and America and plant the seeds for an alliance with Britain, to whom the Americans are bound by 'ties of kinship, language, history, and temperament.' Shy insists that she keep this vital mission secret even from her significant other, Capt. Robert Holland, though Holland himself winds up across the Channel to look into reports that the French have invented an undersea weapon whose tests have led to reports of sea monsters. Melikan successfully captures the spirit of the period while rooting her suspenseful espionage plot in actual events. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

Mary Finch can't resist the allure of a third spy adventure, even if it means keeping dangerous secrets from those she loves most.

About the Author

Rose Melikan was born in Detroit, Michigan.  Since 1993, she has been a Fellow of St. 

Catharine's College, Cambridge.  Her academic research centers on 18th and early 19th 

British political and constitutional history.  She lives in Cambridge, England with her husband.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416560906
Author:
Melikan, Rose
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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Product details 432 pages Touchstone Books - English 9781416560906 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Set in 1797, Melikan's entertaining third historical thriller featuring Mary Finch (after The Counterfeit Guest) takes the British spy to France, where she poses as the wife of an American artist. With England and France at war, spymaster Cuthbert Shy asks Finch to befriend U.S. envoys in Paris, to foster 'disagreement, confusion, and enmity' between France and America and plant the seeds for an alliance with Britain, to whom the Americans are bound by 'ties of kinship, language, history, and temperament.' Shy insists that she keep this vital mission secret even from her significant other, Capt. Robert Holland, though Holland himself winds up across the Channel to look into reports that the French have invented an undersea weapon whose tests have led to reports of sea monsters. Melikan successfully captures the spirit of the period while rooting her suspenseful espionage plot in actual events. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , Mary Finch can't resist the allure of a third spy adventure, even if it means keeping dangerous secrets from those she loves most.
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