Lady Emily

17 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,115 ratings

And Only to Deceive Publisher's Summary

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. So when Emily's dashing husband died on safari soon after their wedding, she felt little grief. After all, she barely knew him. Now, nearly two years later, she discovers that Philip was a far different man from the one she had married so cavalierly. His journals reveal him to have been a gentleman scholar and antiquities collector who, to her surprise, was deeply in love with his wife.

Emily's intellectual pursuits and her desire to learn more about Philip take her to the quiet corridors of the British Museum, one of her husband's favorite places. There she uncovers a dark, dangerous secret involving stolen artifacts from the Greco-Roman galleries. And to complicate matters, she's juggling two very prominent and wealthy suitors, one of whose intentions may go beyond the marrying kind.

As she sets out to solve the crime, her search leads to more surprises about Philip and causes her to question the role in Victorian society to which she, as a woman, is relegated.

©2005 Tasha Tyska (P)2015 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • 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 365
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 333

    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. So when Emily's dashing husband died on safari soon after their wedding, she felt little grief. After all, she barely knew him. Now, nearly two years later, she discovers that Philip was a far different man from the one she had married so cavalierly.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Tiresome

    • By nkevinsc on 03-05-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • A Poisoned Season

    • By: Tasha Alexander
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276

    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. But he's not the only topic of wagging tongues. Drawing rooms, boudoirs, and ballrooms are abuzz with the latest news of an audacious cat burglar who has been systematically stealing valuable items that once belonged to the ill-fated queen. Light gossip turns serious when the owner of one of the pilfered treasures is found murdered, and the mysterious thief develops a twisted obsession with Lady Emily Ashton.

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

    • By JF on 02-16-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • 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 176
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    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. But the despised Lord Fortescue is not to be her greatest problem.

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

    • By Oh Good Grief on 05-20-15

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  • Book 3.5

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  • Book 4

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  • Book 5

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  • Book 6

    • A Crimson Warning

    • By: Tasha Alexander
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    Best-selling author Tasha Alexander crafts compelling works that are equally celebrated for their intricate plotting and historical authenticity. A Crimson Warning features beloved character Lady Emily Hargreaves, who can usually be found waltzing or reading from the Aeneid when not fighting for women’s suffrage. Lady Emily’s enjoyment of the season, however, comes to an abrupt end when the red paint being splashed on doorsteps heralds ill - even deadly - tidings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The perfect historical mystery

    • By Anna on 12-18-11

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  • Book 7

    • Death in the Floating City

    • A Lady Emily Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Tasha Alexander
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    In Death in the Floating City, 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. Digging into the mystery, Emily unearths a centuries-old puzzle - and raises the ire of those who will do anything to keep their secrets hidden.

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

    • By barbara on 02-25-15

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 8

    • Behind the Shattered Glass

    • A Lady Emily Mystery
    • By: Tasha Alexander
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    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?

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

    • By A READER on 02-12-15

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    • Behind the Shattered Glass

    • By: Tasha Alexander
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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?

    Regular price: $20.65

  • Book 9

    • 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 286
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 258

    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 and world traveler Estella Lamar. Each small discovery, however, leads to more questions. Was the intended victim Miss Lamar or the imposter? And who would want either of them dead?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed twisted blot

    • By Katherine T. on 01-19-15

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  • Book 9.5

    • Star of the East

    • A Lady Emily Christmas Story
    • By: Tasha Alexander
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 134

    Emily and Colin Hargreaves make it a rule to spend as little time as possible with her parents in Kent, but are unable to refuse Lady Catherine Bromley’s invitation to join them for a pre-Christmas party that includes the family of Ala Kapur Singh, a powerful Punjabi maharaja who has come to England after receiving the Order of the Star of India.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It Did What Audible Wanted It To

    • By Carol on 12-12-14

    Regular price: $10.39

  • Book 10

    • 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 131
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    In The Adventuress, 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, duke of Bainbridge, and Amity Wells, an American heiress. 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.

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

    • By JoAnn on 12-15-15

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  • Book 10.5

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  • Book 11

    • 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 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    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 with tours of ancient ruins; lively debates with Margaret, a devoted Latinist; and slightly more scandalous endeavors with her dashing husband, Colin Hargreaves. But the pleasantries are brought to an abrupt halt when a man long believed dead greets the party at their island villa.

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

    • By Sam on 08-23-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 12

    • 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 81
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    After the final curtain of Swan Lake, an animated crowd exits the Mariinsky theatre brimming with excitement from the night's performance. But outside, the scene is somber. A ballerina's body lies face down in the snow, blood splattered like rose petals over the costume of the Swan Queen. The crowd is silenced by a single cry - "Nemetseva is dead!" When the 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

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  • Book 13

    • Uneasy Lies the Crown: A Lady Emily Mystery

    • Lady Emily, Book 13
    • By: Tasha Alexander
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    The year is 1901, and the death of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch has sent the entire British Empire into mourning. But for Lady Emily and her dashing husband, Colin, the grieving is cut short as another death takes center stage. A body has been found in the Tower of London, posed to look like the murdered medieval king Henry VI. When a second dead man turns up in London's exclusive Berkeley Square, his mutilated remains staged to evoke the violent demise of Edward II, it becomes evident that the mastermind behind the crimes plans to strike again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better than some said

    • By Amanda Nicolazzo on 12-02-18

    Regular price: $31.49