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In The Adventuress, book 10 in the New York Times bestselling series by Tasha Alexander, Lady Emily Hargreaves travels to the south of France where an apparent suicide may be something far more sinister.

Emily and her dashing husband Colin have come to the French Riviera for what should be a joyous occasion—the engagement party of her lifelong friend Jeremy, Duke of Bainbridge, and Amity Wells, an American heiress. The AdventuressAmity is the picture of perfection, a distinction that endears her all-to-quickly to the gentlemen of British society, but earns her something closer to disdain—even jealousy—from the fairer sex. And though Amity’s parents’ wealth affords them entry into society, their crass behavior and unrestrained flair for exorbitant parties is grating.

Still, Emily can’t complain about a trip to such a beautiful locale, with the Côte d’Azur right outside the windows of the lavish hotel where the wedding party convenes. But the merrymaking is cut short with the shocking death of one of the party in an apparent suicide. Not convinced by the coroner’s verdict, Emily must employ all of her investigative skills to discover the truth and avert another tragedy.

Tasha Alexander is the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Emily series and the novel Elizabeth: The Golden Age. She attended the University of Notre Dame, where she studied English and Medieval History. She and her husband, novelist Andrew Grant, divide their time between Chicago and the UK.

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