Tears of Pearl
Set amid the beauty and decadence of the Ottoman Empire, Lady Emily’s next adventure is full of intrigue, treachery, and romance. Looking forward to the joys of connubial bliss, newlyweds Lady Emily and Colin Hargreaves, diplomats of the British Empire, set out toward Turkey for an exotic honeymoon. But on their first night in the city, a harem girl is found murdered, strangled in the courtyard of the sultan’s lavish palace. Sir Richard St. Clare, an Englishman who works at the embassy in Constantinople, recognizes the girl as his own daughter who was kidnapped twenty years earlier. Emily and Colin promise the heartbroken father that they’ll find her killer, but as the investigation gains speed, they find that appearances can be all too deceiving. As a woman, Emily is given access to the forbidden world of the harem and quickly discovers that its mysterious, sheltered walls offer no protection from a ruthless murderer. As the number of victims grows, Emily must rely on her own sharp wit if she is to stop a killer bent on exacting vengeance – no matter how many innocent lives he leaves in his wake. Praise for Tasha Alexander ‚The fourth book of Alexander’s Victorian-era series has a lush setting and beautiful details . . . . The romance and lovely writing sweep the readers along. [Emily’s] voice and the accurate historical details will keep the reader enthralled ‚ Romantic Times ‚The strong female lead and historically accurate details will please readers of Anne Perry, Laurie R. King, and Deanna Raybourn seeking a new fan-favorite author ‚ Library Journal ‚In this book, despite murder and mayhem and treason (oh my!) it’s all gorgeous gowns, rippling water, veils of silk and veils of hair . . . Whatever Emily decides to do with herself I am only too happy to come along for the ride ‚ Fiction Nation ‚Alexander doesn’t miss a beat. Tightly woven plots, flowing prose and three-dimensional characters make Tears of Pearl a must-read. Readers won’t be able to stop themselves from racing through the pages as they search alongside Lady Emily for the killer‘ examiner.com ‚ Infused with wit and charm, with just the right amounts of danger, romance and detection blended in‘ Denver Post
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