Synopses & Reviews
A diabolical traitor who's always out of reach...
England, 1814. Lady Arianna Hadley and her husband, the Earl of Saybrook, want nothing more than to savor a quiet life embellished by the occasional cup of the finest chocolate. However, when they receive orders to travel to Scotland and capture an elusive traitor, they feel their duty to the Crown must come first.
In a laboratory in Scotland, they discover the coprse of a chemistry professor--and cryptic papers hinting at a dangerous new discovery now in enemy hands. Racing against time, Arianna and Saybrook pursue their most cunning and dangerous adversary yet through a complex network of intrigue involving exotic chocolates, daredevil aviators, a missing inventor, and a secret recipe that must be recovered at any cost...
INCLUDES CHOCOLATE RECIPES AND TRIVIA!
"Andrea Penrose bursts into the world of historical mysteries with a book that will delight readers....I can't wait to get my hands on the next installment!"
-Tasha Alexander, author of Dangerous to Know
"A mouthwatering combination of suspense and chocolate!"
-Lauren Willig, author of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation
"A mysterious lady, bent on revenge, and a mystery-solving Lord will take you on a thrilling ride through Regency England in this smashing debut novel."
-Victoria Thompson, author of Murder on Sisters' Row
"A heroine feisty enough to give the most rakish Regency cad a run for his money."--Tasha Alexander, author of Dangerous to Know
"Andrea Penrose is an expert at combining conspiracy and chocolate."--Genre Go Round Reviews
England, 1813: Lady Arianna Hadley acts the part of a French chef in one of London's aristocratic households to find her father's murderer. But when the Prince Regent falls ill after consuming Arianna's special chocolate dessert, she finds herself at the center of a scandal. It soon becomes clear that someone is looking to plunge England into chaos-and Arianna to the bottom of the Thames...
About the Author
created her first book at age five—a neatly penciled story lavishly illustrated with drawings of horses and cowboys. She has since moved on from the wild and woolly Old West to the grit and glamour of Regency England.
A graduate of Yale University, Penrose loves exploring London, where the myriad offbeat museums and funky antique markets offer a wealth of inspiration for her stories.