Lady Adrianna Hadley Series, No 1
April 2011 / ISBN: 9780451233035
Historical mystery / Regency mystery
by Barbara Buhrer
Aariana Hadley returns from Barbados to London to try to solve
the mystery of who framed and killed her father for a crime he didn't
commit. She poses as a French chef in the household of a London
aristocrat. When the Prince Regent is poisoned by a chocolate confection
she made, she is the prime suspect. Alexandro DeQuincy, Earl of
Saybrook, is charged with the investigation. He discovers her disguise
but believes her innocence. Together they uncover the plot to kill
the Regent and destabilize the government.
This is an enjoyable read with a mixture of mystery, adventure,
romance, humor and history. The characters are likeable. Ariana
is an independent, nonconforming woman seeking her own goals. There
is an excellent picture portrayed of this period.
There is a combination of mystery and a history of chocolate, and
includes excellent and mouthwatering chocolate recipes.
reviews in this series
No 1 [review
The Cocoa Conspiracy, [review]