The Counterfeit Heiress (Hardcover)

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A mystery set in 1890's London, full-time wife and part-time sleuth Lady Emily Hargreaves starts to investigate a murder of a fellow party guest only to uncover a twenty year old missing person.  Her investigator husband, Colin and best friends, Cecile and the dashing Jeremy Bainbridge join her in Paris to follow the clues to uncover the new murder the mystery of the long missing eccentric heiress, Estella Lamar.

— From The Counterfeit Heiress, by Tasha Alexander


In Tasha Alexander's novel The Counterfeit Heiress, 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 C cile, they must scour the darkest corners of the city in search of the truth.

About the Author

Tasha Alexander is the author of the Lady Emily novels, a series of historical suspense, including Tears of Pearl and Dangerous to Know. She attended the University of Notre Dame, where she signed on as an English major in order to have a legitimate excuse for spending all her time reading. She and her husband, novelist Andrew Grant, divide their time between Chicago and the UK.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250024695
ISBN-10: 1250024692
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: October 14th, 2014
Pages: 292
Language: English
Series: Lady Emily Mysteries