Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Poisoned Season

A Poisoned Season A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander

Book 13 of 100 for the 100+ Reading Challenge

rating: 4 of 5 stars

I had a brainwave tonight.  I decided I like these books the same way I like the Maisie Dobbs books.  Maisie is set post-WW1 and this is late-Victorian.  But they are both plucky heroines, not afraid to use their talents and ingenuity regardless of societal influences.  

A Poisoned Season picks up a few months after And Only to Deceive finishes.  Lady Ashton becomes involved in the disappearance of Marie Antoinette's belongings and a double murder. I thought the mystery component was even better in this one, although the romance was a little flatter. Still, I loved it and I can't wait to get the next one!

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Paige said...

I'm so glad to find out this is a series. Thanks for all the information. I'll put this on my list to read soon.

TheChicGeek said...

This one sounds good too. I've been wanting to read some nice mystery books. Thanks :)