Synopses & Reviews
Rosalind Thorne the protagonist of this impressive first in a new Regency series from Wilde (Lord of the Rakes) lost everything when she and her mother were abandoned by her profligate father. Yet the resourceful Rosalind has managed to maintain a place on the fringes of society becoming a “useful woman” to the fashionable ladies of London by helping manage their love affairs. When libertine Jasper Aimesworth is found dead on the floor of Almack’s Assembly Rooms Rosalind is approached by Adam Harkness a Bow Street runner to help him look into the matter. Rosalind discovers suspicious entanglements between Jasper and people she cares for including a former beau of hers Devon Winterborne Duke of Casselmaine. Wilde brings the haute monde of early 19th century London to vivid life and the characters she peoples it with are complex individuals whose basic decency or lack of it is carefully hidden behind a facade of manners and propriety. Agent: Shawna McCarthy McCarthy Literary. (May) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."