Behind the Shattered Glass
Lady Emily #8
A ruined abbey on a beautiful estate in Derbyshire, a murdered peer, and a most unlikely romance make New York Times bestseller Tasha Alexander's new novel absolutely irresistible...
Anglemore Park is the ancestral home of Lady Emily Hargreave's husband Colin. But the stately calm of country life is destroyed when their neighbor, the Marquess of Montagu, bursts through the French doors from the garden and falls down dead in front of the shocked gathering. But who has a motive for murdering the young aristocrat? The lovely cousin who was threatened by his engagement, the Oxford friend he falsely accused of cheating, the scheming vicar's daughter he shamelessly seduced or the relative no one knew existed who appears to claim the Montagu title? Who is the mysterious woman seen walking with him moments before he was brutally attacked? The trail takes readers into the gilded world of a British manor house and below stairs to the servants who know all the secrets. One family's hidden past and a forbidden passion are the clues to a puzzle only Lady Emily can solve.
"...entertaining..readers will relish Alexander’s lyrical evocation of British landscapes and her gift for crafting engaging characters." - Publishers Weekly
"Once again readers, this Lady Emily Mystery is a true and utter delight! As with the first seven novels, this is a first class story that is the perfect addition to your collection." - Suspense Magazine
"This delightful addition to Alexander’s Victorian series, with its requisite cast of aristocrats, locals, and disgruntled staff, is an eminently readable romantic puzzler..." - Booklist
Tasha Alexander’s new book, Behind the Shattered Glass, is the eighth in her Lady Emily historical suspense series and one of the more enjoyable books this reviewer has read in some time. It is written with such a sure, smooth hand, it almost seems as if Alexander’s words arrive on paper without effort, and it illustrates why she has become a New York Times best-selling author...a delight to read..." - Bookpage
"TOP PICK! The Lady Emily mysteries have all the makings of an elegant English tea: lushly described Victorian setting that moves through all levels of socity; a hero the reader will sigh for; a beautiful and very clever heroine. Add to that an intriguing mystery and a dollop of humor to finish!" -RT Book Reviews
"Tasha Alexander continues her historical mystery series with this eighth installment --- and what a winner it is! With alternating chapters that focus on the aristocracy and the servants in turn, two separate storylines eventually converge into one exciting climax. Fans of historical fiction, particularly of books set in England, will adore the Lady Emily series. I read BEHIND THE SHATTERED GLASS as a newcomer to Alexander’s work, and as I was turning the pages, I knew I would be eager to take a look at Lady Emily’s previous adventures. How can I possibly resist?" - Bookreporter
"Fans will enjoy the series return to Anglemore Park and its cast of characters. Newcomers will relish the upstairs-downstairs plotlines and Lady Emily's particular talent at interrogation." -Library Journal
"Fortunately, no one can solve the murder more graciously and expeditiously than Lady Emily Hargreaves…" - Kirkus Reviews