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Recipe For Treason

Recipe For Treason, December 2012
A Lady Arianna Regency Mystery
by Andrea Penrose

Featuring: Lady Arianna Hadley; Earl of Saybrook
336 pages
ISBN: 0451238869
EAN: 9780451238863
Kindle: B00A426A08
Paperback / e-Book
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"Lady Arianna and the Earl of Saybrook work frantically to catch a traitor."

Fresh Fiction Review

Recipe For Treason
Andrea Penrose

Reviewed by Leanne Davis
Posted January 18, 2013

Mystery Culinary | Mystery

Not even settled into marriage yet, Arianna and her husband find themselves en route to Edinburgh with Basil Henning. In their last adventure, they learned more about a traitor named the Fox. This person has escaped all attempts at exposure and has ruthless killers working for him. On their way to London, the three are beset by a trio of idiots. Leaving their bodies behind, they complete the trip to Edinburgh. Sandro and Basil set out to reconnect with Basil's old schoolmates, leaving Arianna to seek out information in the market.

What they learn will send them back to London with news of a disaster that could hand Bonaparte the means to defeat England. Basil was shot shortly after their disocvery of Girton's body; further complicating the situation.

Arianna goes undercover at the Royal Institution, as society devoted to chemistry and organized by Humphery Davy. Sandro and Basil investigate the mysterious disappearance of another chemist.

As they come closer to exposing the organization, other secrets will be exposed. Sandro must introduce Arianna to one of his closest friends, Miss Sophia Kirtland. Given that Sandra married Arianna in a rather hasty fashion, she has always been rather jealous of Sophia's relationship with Sandro. Sophia will be needed to introduce Arianna to the Royal Institute since Basil is recovering from his wound.

Truly a delight to read, RECIPE FOR TREASON, the third book featuring these characters combines historical fact with a fictitious villain and excellent conjecture. Chocoholics will love the book for the recipes alone. Historical mystery lovers will be enthralled by the politics of the early nineteenth century. Regency readers won't want to miss the deepening of the relationship between Sandro and Arianna.

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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...


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