Tasha Alexander
AUTHOR

Tasha Alexander

The daughter of two philosophy professors, I grew up surrounded by books. I was convinced from an early age that I was born in the wrong century and spent much of my childhood under the dining room table pretending it was a covered wagon. Even there, I was never without a book in hand and loved reading and history more than anything. I studied English Literature and Medieval History at the University of Notre Dame. Writing is a natural offshoot of reading, and my first novel, And Only to Deceive, was published in 2005. I'm the author of the long-running Lady Emily Series as well as the novel Elizabeth: The Golden Age. One of the best parts of being an author is seeing your books translated, and I'm currently in love with the Japanese editions of the Emily books.

I played nomad for a long time, living in Indiana, Amsterdam, London, Wyoming, Vermont, Connecticut, and Tennessee before settling down. My husband, the brilliant British novelist Andrew Grant (I may be biased but that doesn't mean I'm wrong) and I now divide our time between Chicago and Wyoming. He makes sure I get my English characters right, and I make sure his American ones sound American.

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Best Sellers

    • And Only to Deceive

    • Lady Emily, Book 1
    • By: Tasha Alexander
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 356
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 325

    For Emily, accepting the proposal of Philip, the viscount Ashton, was an easy way to escape her overbearing mother, who was set on a grand society match....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Tiresome

    • By nkevinsc on 03-05-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Death in St. Petersburg

    • A Lady Emily Mystery
    • By: Tasha Alexander
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    When a dead ballerina's aristocratic lover comes begging for justice, Emily must apply her own set of skills to discover the rising star's murderer....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lady Emily did not disappoint. Great storyline

    • By Joanne on 07-14-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • A Poisoned Season

    • By: Tasha Alexander
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269

    London's social season is in full swing, and Victorian aristocracy can't stop whispering about a certain gentleman who claims to be the direct descendant of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I want the usual reader back!

    • By JF on 02-16-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Behind the Shattered Glass

    • A Lady Emily Mystery
    • By: Tasha Alexander
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    A ruined abbey on a beautiful estate in Derbyshire, a murdered peer, and a most unlikely romance make Tasha Alexander's new novel absolutely irresistible....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Romance, fantasy, and murder

    • By A READER on 02-12-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Counterfeit Heiress

    • A Lady Emily Mystery, Book 9
    • By: Tasha Alexander
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 282
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 255

    After an odd encounter at a grand masquerade ball, Lady Emily becomes embroiled in the murder investigation of one of the guests, a sometime actress trying to pass herself off as the mysterious heiress....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed twisted blot

    • By Katherine T. on 01-19-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Crimson Warning

    • By: Tasha Alexander
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 130

    Best-selling author Tasha Alexander crafts compelling works that are equally celebrated for their intricate plotting and historical authenticity....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The perfect historical mystery

    • By Anna on 12-18-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Death in the Floating City

    • A Lady Emily Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Tasha Alexander
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    Emily is surprised to receive a plea for help from her childhood nemesis, Emma, whose father-in-law has been murdered and whose husband has vanished....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another beautifully literate entry in the series

    • By barbara on 02-25-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • A Terrible Beauty

    • A Lady Emily Mystery
    • By: Tasha Alexander
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    On a quest to distract her lifelong friend Jeremy from his recent heartbreak, Lady Emily organizes a holiday in Greece. As a lover of all things Greek, she quickly finds herself occupied....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I feel deceived not about the story though

    • By Sam on 08-23-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Fatal Waltz

    • Lady Emily, Book 3
    • By: Tasha Alexander
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    At her friend Ivy's behest, Lady Emily Ashton reluctantly agrees to attend a party at the sprawling English country estate of a man she finds odious....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story- if you can get past the narration

    • By Oh Good Grief on 05-20-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Adventuress

    • A Lady Emily Mystery, Book 10
    • By: Tasha Alexander
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    Emily and husband Colin have come to the French Riviera for what should be a joyous occasion - the engagement party of her lifelong friend, Jeremy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this series of books.

    • By JoAnn on 12-15-15

    Regular price: $31.49

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