Tasha Alexander
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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

    • A Poisoned Season

    • By: Tasha Alexander
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262

    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

    • 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 149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    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

    • 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 344
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 314

    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

    • 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 277
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 250

    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

    • 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 67
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    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 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 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    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....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By barbara on 10-29-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    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 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 126
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    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

    • A Crimson Warning

    • By: Tasha Alexander
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    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

    • 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 163
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    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

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