Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A Fatal Waltz

A Fatal Waltz A Fatal Waltz by Tasha Alexander

Book 7 of 25 for the Support Your Local Library Challenge
Book 15 of 100 for the 100+ Reading Challenge

rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

I just found out this book has been nominated for the Bruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award given for historical mysteries set before 1950.  I think it definitely deserves it.  A Fatal Waltz is the third book in the Lady Ashton series, and even though I've loved them all, each one gets better and better. 

Lady Ashton is invited to spend the weekend at the home of politically prominent Lord Fortescue.  While there, a murder takes place and her best friend's husband becomes the prime suspect.  In solving the murder, Emily must travel to Vienna where she becomes embroiled in both the art and political scenes of the early 1890s.  

The mystery and romance were well-balanced in this book.  I'm only sorry that I will have to wait until September for the next installment in this series--Tears of Pearl.  

To read the first chapter of A Fatal Waltz, click here.

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TheChicGeek said...

Oooh, this sounds really good. I've just added it to my reading list. Thanks for the great review :)

Serena said...

Is this the first in this series? Sounds like a good blend of romance and mystery!

Tricia said...

And Only to Deceive is first, followed by A Poisoned Season. Enjoy!

Serena said...

Thanks Tricia!

Anonymous said...

You are really doing great on the Library challenge! Way to go!!