The Dark Heart of Florence: A Lady Emily Mystery

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$18.99  $17.66
Minotaur Books
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5.46 X 8.28 X 0.87 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author
TASHA ALEXANDER, the daughter of two philosophy professors, studied English Literature and Medieval History at the University of Notre Dame. She and her husband, novelist Andrew Grant, live on a ranch in southeastern Wyoming. She is the author of the Lady Emily mystery series, including In the Shadow of Vesuvius.

"Alexander brings both early Renaissance and Edwardian-era Florence to life, with well researched references to Florentine history, literature, and art." -Booklist

"Lady Emily Hargreaves returns to Italy in 1903 in a tale of murder, espionage, and hidden treasure...Historical background adds depth to a complex, exciting mystery." -Kirkus Reviews

"Lively...Alexander effortlessly slips an enormous amount of Florentine history into a narrative that offers a loving portrait of the city and just the right amount of dashing derring-do. This series remains as fresh as ever." --Publishers Weekly

Praise for In the Shadow of Vesuvius:

"Alexander's precise attention to historical details invests her series about Lady Emily Hargreaves with an unshakeable background that she expertly weaves into solid plots...[her] skills shine in In the Shadow of Vesuvius...pitch-perfect." --Sun-Sentinel

"Tasha Alexander brings both eras to life through meticulous research, and the dual stories come together in a chilling finale. Scenes set among the ruins of Pompeii and in the city pre-disaster have such depth that it feels like we're walking directly into them. This is an urbane thriller with a big heart." --Bookpage

"[Evokes] the setting's rich history...lovers of classical culture should be pleased." --Publishers Weekly

"A captivating story of Pompeii... engaging." --Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Uneasy Lies the Crown:

"Readers are in the author's trustworthy hands, and the working out of the puzzle will delight mystery and history buffs alike." --Booklist

Praise for Death in St. Petersburg:

"Alexander is at the top of her game...(her) impeccable research and smart storytelling keep readers on the edge of their seats...A gripping tale by a grand mistress of the genre."--RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)

Praise for the Lady Emily Mysteries:

"Tasha Alexander has created Victorian London's most colorful and delightfully eccentric sleuth." --Jacqueline Winspear, New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs Series

"Consistently witty, smart, and entertaining."--Booklist