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Death in the Floating City

A Lady Emily Mystery

Lady Emily Mysteries (Volume 7)

Tasha Alexander

Minotaur Books

The Huffington Post calls Tears of Pearl author Tasha Alexander "one to watch—and read" and Death in the Floating City, her new Lady Emily mystery set in Venice, proves it!
 
 
Years ago, Emily's childhood nemesis, Emma Callum, scandalized polite society when she eloped to Venice with an Italian count. But now her father-in-law lies murdered, and her husband has vanished. There's no one Emma can turn to for help but Emily, who leaves at once with her husband, the dashing Colin Hargreaves, for Venice. There, her investigations take her from opulent palazzi to slums, libraries, and bordellos. Emily soon realizes that to solve the present day crime, she must first unravel a centuries old puzzle. But the past does not give up its secrets easily, especially when these revelations might threaten the interests of some very powerful people.

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“I’d expected jewel encrusted, not encased in a layer of dried blood.” Almost cringing, I fingered the slim medieval dagger that felt heavier in my hands than its size suggested.
Tourists come to Venice, the city Petrarch called mundus alter, “another world,” to take in the opulent beauty of the floating city’s palaces, the soft colors and vibrant gold of St. Mark’s Basilica, and the rich elegance of Titian’s paintings. My trip, however, came without the prospect of such pleasant things. I was standing in a dark, musty
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Praise for Death in the Floating City

"Tasha Alexander has created Victorian London's most colorful and delightfully eccentric sleuth." —Jacqueline Winspear on A Crimson Warning

“Tasha Alexander is one to watch—and read . . . Lady Emily's evolution is fascinating, bookended by restrictive mores and worldly ambitions, filled with dashing suitors, amusing scoundrels and diabolical fiends, plus ladies dear and trustworthy (and alarmingly otherwise).”—The Huffington Post on Dangerous to Know

“Emily is a most independent woman for her time. Her voice and the accurate historical details will keep the reader enthralled.”—Romantic Times (4 ½ stars) on Tears of Pearl

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Kirkus | DEATH IN THE FLOATING CITY by Tasha Alexander
Lady Emily investigates the murder of a Venetian count, unleashing a veritable Pandora's boxful of ancient scandals.
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  • Tasha Alexander

  • TASHA ALEXANDER attended the University of Notre Dame, where she signed on as an English major in order to have a legitimate excuse for spending all her time reading. She lived in Amsterdam, London, Wyoming, Vermont, Connecticut, and Tennessee before settling in Chicago.
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    Death in the Floating City

    A Lady Emily Mystery

    Lady Emily Mysteries

    Tasha Alexander

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