Staff Picks: Books

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL catalog.

Enthusiasm for a new arrival

It is always a pleasure to find an author whose books are so enjoyable that one finds oneself eagerly anticipating each new arrival. Six years ago, I read And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander, and I’ve been delightedly reading each and every book in the series. These appealing mysteries are set in nineteenth century Europe, and feature Lady Emily Ashton, a feisty heroine who is always stumbling across a mystery, and who contravenes the prescribed behavior for upper class young ladies in her pursuit of adventure, solutions, and an exciting, authentic life.

The most recent title, A Crimson Warning, has just been published. I’m waiting for an uninterrupted moment to curl up with a cup of tea, a cat, and this undoubtedly engaging book.


A crimson warning


A Lady Emily Mystery - Brilliant
Very nice book recomended!
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who enjoys Tasha's books. I think she is so talanted but not properly recognised for her work. Most people do not even know about her. Such a shame. Still, it's good to find a fellow fan :)

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