Today is the book-birthday for Tasha Alexander’s new novel, The Counterfeit Heiress. This is the ninth novel in her Lady Emily mystery series, and I’m excited to get my hands on it. These Lady Emily mysteries are another great find that came from frequent recommendations on Lauren’s website.
Here is what Minotaur has to say about The Counterfeit Heiress:
In this thrilling new addition to the New York Times bestselling series, Lady Emily travels to Paris where she struggles to unmask a murderer amid a case of assumed identities and shadowy figures
After an odd encounter at a grand masquerade ball, Lady Emily becomes embroiled in the murder investigation of one of the guests, a sometime actress trying to pass herself off as the mysterious heiress and world traveler Estella Lamar. Each small discovery, however, leads to more questions. Was the intended victim Miss Lamar or the imposter? And who would want either of them dead?
As Emily and Colin try to make sense of all this, a larger puzzle begins to emerge: No one has actually seen Estella Lamar in years, since her only contact has been through letters and the occasional blurry news photograph. Is she even alive? Emily and Colin’s investigation of this double mystery takes them from London to Paris, where, along with their friend Cécile, they must scour the darkest corners of the city in search of the truth.
If you’ve never tried any of Tasha’s books, you should definitely give And Only to Deceive (the first in the Lady Emily series) a try. If you’re already a fan, rejoice with me over the fact that Cécile is back in our lives!