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Deliciously Wicked

Deliciously Wicked, October 2006
Ladies' Amateur Sleuth Society
by Robyn DeHart

Avon
Featuring: Gareth Mandeville; Meg Piddington
304 pages
ISBN: 0061127523
EAN: 9780061127526
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"Delightful Victorian romp with a touch of mystery."

Fresh Fiction Review

Deliciously Wicked
Robyn DeHart

Reviewed by Suan Wilson
Posted September 18, 2006

Romance Historical

The clever sleuths from the Ladies' Amateur Society are back. This time, they must come to the rescue of member Meg Piddington. At her father's confectionery, a thief is stealing from the factory. The thefts became apparent when Meg is accidentally locked in the storage room with Gareth, a devilishly handsome worker, after hours. When Gareth is accused of the crime, he cannot provide an alibi without ruining Meg's reputation. Meg attempts to solve the mystery, but thoughts of Gareth interfere with her concentration. For the first time, she questions her decision not to marry, for Gareth provokes strong feelings of attraction within her.

Gareth Mandeville took the job at Piddington Confectionery with plans to move up into management. After enduring a childhood with an irresponsible parent who gambled away their money, Gareth envisions a quiet life with financial security obtained through hard work. All his plans are in shambles when he is falsely accused of theft. Revealing his alibi will result in a marriage to an outspoken woman who has a history of madcap behavior.

DELICIOUSLY WICKED is a light Victorian romp infused with mystery and delightful characters. Ms. DeHart flushes out the personalities of the other sleuths, sparking interest in their further adventures.

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SUMMARY

When wildly independent Meg Piddington finds herself locked in her father's chocolate factory after hours with a most disarmingly attractive gentleman, she doesn’t realize that she is his alibi-proof that Gareth Mandeville did not commit a dastardly crime. But admitting as much would destroy her reputation, which gallant Gareth refuses to do. Besides, he believes even prison would be preferable to marriage, which is what their revelation would certainly demand!

At last, here's the perfect opportunity for Meg to doff her sleuthing hat to get to the root of the secretive stranger's troubles! Besides, the man sends oh-so-pleasant shivers coursing through her body. And though heaven may well await in Gareth's embrace, danger may dwell there also…if the determined lady embarks on a grand mission to win his love.


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