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Dangerous To Know by Tasha Alexander


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Also by Tasha Alexander:

In the Shadow of Vesuvius, January 2020
Uneasy Lies the Crown, November 2018
Death in St. Petersburg, August 2018
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Death in St. Petersburg, October 2017
A Terrible Beauty, October 2016
The Adventuress, October 2015
The Counterfeit Heiress, October 2014
Behind the Shattered Glass, October 2013
Death In The Floating City, October 2012
A Crimson Warning, November 2011
Dangerous To Know, November 2010
Tears Of Pearl, September 2009
A Fatal Waltz, June 2008
A Poisoned Season, January 2008
The Golden Age, September 2007
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A Poisoned Season, April 2007
And Only to Deceive, October 2006
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Dangerous To Know
Tasha Alexander

Lady Emily Mysteries #5
Minotaur Books
November 2010
On Sale: October 26, 2010
Featuring: Lady Emily Hargreaves; Colin
320 pages
ISBN: 0312383797
EAN: 9780312383794
Kindle: B003P8PEKK
Hardcover / e-Book
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Mystery Historical

After escaping death at the hands of a ruthless murderer while honeymooning in Constantinople (Tears of Pearl), Lady Emily Hargreaves reluctantly agrees to recovers from her wounds at her mother-in-law’s estate in Normandy.

The novel opens as Lady Emily, out for a ride, suddenly comes across the body of a young woman who has been horribly murdered. Her wounds are reminiscent of those inflicted on the victims of Jack the Ripper, who is wreaking havoc across the channel in London. Has he made his way to France?

Lady Emily and Colin learn that the victim is the daughter of a high born family of French aristocrats who had been committed to an asylum for the insane. While there, she had given birth to an illegitimate child who was spirited away, and may even be dead.

As Lady Emily pursues a trail of clues to the beautiful medieval city of Rouen and a crumbling chateau in the country, she is increasingly disturbed to hear the cries of a little girl in distress who may or may not be the ghost of a murdered child. But then who is leaving blue ribbons in her wake? What is the nature of the bizarrely intense relationship between them murdered woman and her unstable brother?

When the doctor who had treated her in the asylum is found brutally murdered and the body of the child’s father is found hidden behind a wall in a cottage by the sea, Colin is determined to send Emily back to England before the killer strikes again.

But it’s too late. Emily is on the verge of solving the mystery, when she is taken captive by the madman in an isolated tower where she hears what sound like the eerie cries of a lost child. She begins to distrust her own sanity but must keep her head in a terrifying game of wits against a cold and brilliant killer or she will be his next victim.

Lady Emily Mysteries


10 comments posted.

Re: Dangerous To Know

I used to have a French Normandy home with a turret and French doors, so setting and architecture is key to have structure to put your characters in and up against as a backdrop. You chose a great period of time to promote.
(Alyson Widen 3:31pm October 25, 2010)

You need a bigger suitcase :>) You can't believe the food we brought home from a trip to Germany - and then found a little shop not far from where we lived at the time that sold the same things we had brought home.
Karin Tillotson 4:19pm October 25, 2010)

I have been fortunate to visit Normandy, when my husband was in the Air Force. It is a beautiful setting for a book.
Robin McKay 5:28pm October 25, 2010)

Location plays a huge role in any book.
Mary Preston 5:46pm October 25, 2010)

Yes, Normandy is indeed beautiful, especially if you get on to the back country roads along the coast. I was there a few years ago, and luckily still have all my photos from there.

Did you try the Cider too? I know that you can get it over here, along with some of the cheeses, but not enough of them, unfortunately!


Lynn Rettig 5:52pm October 25, 2010)

I love to read & learn about new locations, especially if it makes me want to visit the location.
Diane Sallans 8:52pm October 25, 2010)

I enjoy different locations in books so I can dream about going myself so keep bring the great locations.
Vickie Hightower 9:56pm October 25, 2010)

It sounds like you picked a wonderful location for your latest book -- not only the History involved, but the interesting twists you can take with the story line!! I can't wait to read the book!! I love the periodic clothing on the cover as well. There's nothing "cheesy" about it. Sorry for the pun, but I couldn't help it. lol My Father served in Normandy for part of his term of service during WWII. He was all through that area. It gave me an even bigger attachment to your book. Congratulations on the latest book of your series. I'm sure it's wonderful.
Peggy Roberson 10:44pm October 25, 2010)

Thanks for all the great comments, guys!
It's great to "meet" all of you (so to

Lynn, I did try the cider. Delicious!
Tasha Alexander 11:51pm October 25, 2010)

I love having books based in interesting locations so that I may be there, taken away, while I lay on the couch reading, to a new place! Thanks to authors like you, I can be taken there!
Brenda Rupp 4:48am October 26, 2010)

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