Avon Books/Harper Collins
Date: Feb 2003
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Regency Romance / Mystery
St James, the "Devil Earl", needs a bride to be used as
camouflage while he tries to find the murderer of his cousin's fiancée,
Ophelia, and to help his sister, Emily, with her introduction into
Society. Justin was exiled years ago when everyone believed he was
the murderer. He made a fortune overseas and inherited the earldom.
to Meg Stanton-Lynch, an American in London to enjoy the season
with no desire to marry. She is not disturbed by Justin's reputation
and finds him very appealing. He finds himself extremely attracted
to Meg, but is afraid of his feelings. Together they investigate
the fourteen people who were in the house when Ophelia was killed.
When Emily is not immersed in her anger about her family's desertion,
she aids them in their amateur efforts.
if Justin can remove the stigma from his name can he truly make
his marriage a true one.
is an extremely enjoyable Regency romance/mystery. The attraction
between Justin and Meg is enchanting and appealing. The sleuthing
by the three amateurs is a delight to follow. The dialogue is witty.
The characters are true to the period with a glimpse into the society
of the times. This is an engaging story of the adventures of two