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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Uneasy Lies the Crown A Lady Emily Mystery by Tasha Alexander

I have read all of the Lady Emily series and this is an excellent addition, although
I found it a bit more gruesome than most of the others.

When several murders occur which are similar to the murders of Kings, Lady Emily's husband is
asked to investigate. Do these murders indicate that the new King, Edward VII's life is in danger? And how do they relate to Queen Victoria's message to Colin and the strange messages which he is receiving? What do they have to do with Colin's ancestor, the knight William?

Lady Emily insists on helping Colin in her usual forthright way, and does so in an intrepid way, finding that it involves her in the labyrinthine intricacies of the East End underworld with its gangs,
child workers and 'ladies of the night'. Luckily, she has her highly intelligent husband to help her as well as the likeable Duke Jeremy and a sympathetic policeman who she finds after dealing with the misogynist Gale.

Engaging characters, an interesting plot, and a fascinating historical setting make this well-worth reading. I can hardly wait for the next Lady Emily book!

I received this free ebook from Net Galley in return for an honest review.


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