A Useful Woman

A Useful Woman

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After her baronet father abandoned the family, Rosalind Thorne was nearly ruined. To keep up appearances, she began to manage the affairs of some of London society's most influential women, who have come to rely on her wit and discretion. When artistocratic wastrel Jasper Aimesworth is found dead in London's most exclusive ballroom, Almack's, Rosalind must use her skills and connections to uncover the killer from a list of suspects that includes Almack's powerful patronesses. Will Rosalind unravel the mysteries surrounding Jasper's death?
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2016
Edition: Berkley Prime Crime trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780425282373
Branch Call Number: M WIL
Characteristics: 357 p. ;,21 cm

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shilohsmom
Mar 11, 2017

First rule of writing - write what you know. This author knew little to nothing of Regency England - just what she thought she had garnered from other badly written Regency novels. This was a huge no for me.

BTW - it's blackguard NOT blaggard. ugh

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thebritlass
Sep 05, 2016

Fans of British fiction will really enjoy this well-paced regency mystery that kept me guessing (and reading) right until the end. A great debut for a new series, with a very promising cast of characters.

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