England, 1813: Lady Arianna Hadley acts the part of a French chef in one of London's aristocratic households to find her father's murderer. But when the Prince Regent falls ill after consuming Arianna's special chocolate dessert, she finds herself at the center of a scandal. It soon becomes clear... show more
England, 1813: Lady Arianna Hadley acts the part of a French chef in one of London's aristocratic households to find her father's murderer. But when the Prince Regent falls ill after consuming Arianna's special chocolate dessert, she finds herself at the center of a scandal. It soon becomes clear that someone is looking to plunge England into chaos-and Arianna to the bottom of the Thames...
Publish date: April 5th 2011
Publisher: New American Library
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
, Regency Romance
Series: A Lady Arianna Regency Mystery (#1)
I'm not sure the blurb on the back is an accurate blurb for this book. The blurb gave me a completely different impression of the story. I was very disappointed by the misleading blurb, but not by the book. It was a interesting, if confusing and detail intense mystery. What was at its heart a si...
I was happily surprised how much I adore Lady Arianna's mystery, Sweet Revenge. With a mix of cozy and hard political mystery and a dash of romance, the book was a great mix that was hard to put down. Unlike other cozies and mysteries it's told in third person then the more popular first person....
I was quite pleasantly surprised by this book. I expected a fun frothy period mystery and what I got was well developed multi-dimensional characters and a well plotted mystery. I loved the bits of chocolate history and adored the bickering between Arianna and the Earl. This is a great start to a ser...
Overall a pleasant intro to a new mystery series. I think people who like Tasha Alexander's
Excellent writing and a well-plotted, intricate story. The cocoa diary entries at the beginning of each chapter were interesting and the recipes look decadent. I look forward to reading more about Lady Arianna.