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A lady's guide to mischief and mayhem / Manda Collins.

Collins, Manda, (author.).
Series: Lady's guide ; 1

Available copies

  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

3 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library COL (Text) 33500013299342 New Checked out 12/11/2020
Moorhead Public Library COL (Text) 33500013299334 New Checked out 12/09/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538736135
  • ISBN: 1538736136
  • Physical Description: 338 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Forever, 2020.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"England, 1865: As one of England's most notorious newspaper columnists, Lady Katherine Bascomb believes knowledge is power. And she's determined to inform and educate the ladies of London on the nefarious-and deadly-criminals who are praying on the fairer sex. When her reporting leads to the arrest of a notorious killer, however, Katherine flees to a country house party to escape her newfound notoriety-only to witness a murder on her very first night. And when the lead detective accuses Katherine of inflaming-rather than informing-the public with her column, she vows to prove him wrong. Detective Inspector Andrew Eversham's refusal to compromise his investigations nearly cost him his own career, and he blames Katherine. To avoid bad publicity, his superiors are pressuring him to solve cases quickly rather than correctly. When he discovers she's the key witness in a new crime, he's determined to prevent the beautiful widow from once again wreaking havoc on his case. Yet as Katherine proves surprisingly insightful and Andrew impresses Katherine with his lethal competency, both are forced to admit the fire between them is more flirtatious than furious. But to explore the passion between them, they'll need to catch a killer"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 September #1
    *Starred Review* When the London Metropolitan Police seem stymied in their search for the Ten Commandments Killer, Lady Katherine Bascomb joins forces with Caroline Hardcastle to offer the public a female's perspective on crime through their newspaper column, "A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Mayhem." While pursuing their journalistic investigation into the murders, the ladies discover a clue that leads to the arrest of a suspect and to Inspector Eversham's removal from the case. However, when another murder occurs, it would seem that the wrong man may be behind bars, thus leaving Katherine with no other option than to team up with Andrew to find the real killer. While this smartly plotted, superbly executed, and splendidly witty Victorian-set novel is tagged as romantic suspense, it can also be recommended to mystery readers, especially fans of Sherry Thomas' Lady Sherlock series or Amanda Quick's Lavinia Lake and Tobias March books, who, along with romance fans, will find themselves succumbing to the many literary charms of Collins' latest, the start to her Lady's Guide series. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Manda Collins grew up on a combination of Nancy Drew books and Jane Austen novels, and her own brand of historical romantic suspense is the result. A former academic librarian, she holds master's degrees in English and Library & Information Studies. Her novel Duke with Benefits was named a Kirkus Best Romance of 2017. She lives on the Gulf Coast with two lazy cats, a very spoiled Shih Tzu, and more books than are strictly necessary.

Subject: Advice columnists > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
London (England) > 19th century > Fiction.
England > London.
Genre: Fiction.
Romantic suspense fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Romance fiction.

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