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  • ISBN: 9781250164735
  • ISBN: 1250164737
  • Physical Description: viii, 292 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
"In skillfully intertwined storylines from the dawn of the twentieth century and the heyday of the Roman Empire, Tasha Alexander's bestselling series brings Lady Emily and her husband to Pompeii, where they uncover a recent crime in the ancient city. Some corpses lie undisturbed longer than others. But when Emily discovers a body hidden in plain sight amongst the ruins of Pompeii, she sets in motion a deadly chain of events that ties her future to the fate of a woman whose story had been lost for nearly two thousand years. Emily and her husband, Colin Hargreaves, have accompanied her dear friend Ivy Brandon on a trip to Pompeii. When they uncover a corpse and the police dismiss the murder as the work of local gangsters, Emily launches an investigation of her own. She seems to be aided by the archaeologists excavating the ruins, including a moody painter, the enigmatic site director, and a free-thinking American capable of sparring with even the Duke of Bainbridge. But each of them has secrets hiding among the ruins. The sudden appearance of a beautiful young woman who claims a shocking relationship to the Hargreaves family throws Emily's investigation off-course. And as she struggles to face an unsettling truth about Colin's past, it becomes clear that someone else wants her off the case-for good. Emily's resolve to unearth the facts is unshakable. But how far below the surface can she dig before she risks burying herself along with the truth?"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #1
    In this series' fourteenth outing (after Uneasy Lies the Crown, 2019), turn-of-the-century sleuth Lady Emily Hargreaves' exploration of Pompeii's ruins reveals a clever killer. While examining plaster casts of supposedly ancient human remains, Emily spots incongruously modern sideburns and discovers the body of an American reporter hidden inside the archaeologists' protective covering. Despite the killer's obviously specialized skills, local police fear the involvement of organized crime and are reluctant to investigate. Lady Emily and her master-spy husband, Colin, have no intention of leaving the murder unsolved. But, as they begin interviewing the site's archaeologists, life throws a curveball: a young woman appears at their villa, announcing herself as Kat, Colin's unknown daughter. Emily navigates Kat's manipulations as well as exploring drama arising from her friend Jeremy's romance with an alluring female archaeologist, all while unraveling the thoroughly involving archaeological mystery. In tandem with Emily's 1907 narrative, the ancient story of Kassandra, a legendary poet, complements themes of self-determination and gender equality raised by Emily's skilled, but often underestimated, detection. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

TASHA ALEXANDER, the daughter of two philosophy professors, studied English Literature and Medieval History at the University of Notre Dame. She and her husband, novelist Andrew Grant, live on a ranch in southeastern Wyoming. She is the author of the Lady Emily mystery series, including And Only to Deceive and Uneasy Lies the Crown.

Subject: Hargreaves, Emily, Lady (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Upper class > England > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Italy > Antiquities > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Vesuvius (Italy) > Eruption, 79 > Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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