Rosalind Thorne Mysteries

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,577 ratings

A Useful Woman Publisher's Summary

Inspired by the novels of Jane Austen, this new mystery series set in 19th-century London introduces the charming and resourceful Rosalind Thorne, a woman privy to the secrets of high society - including who among them is capable of murder.

The daughter of a baronet and minor heiress, Rosalind Thorne was nearly ruined after her father abandoned the family. To survive in the only world she knew, she began to manage the affairs of some of London society's most influential women, who rely on her wit and discretion. So when artistocratic wastrel Jasper Aimesworth is found dead in London's most exclusive ballroom, Almack's, Rosalind must use her skills and connections to uncover the killer from a list of suspects that includes Almack's powerful patronesses and her former suitor Devon Winterbourne, now Lord Casselmain.

Torn between her old love and a growing attraction to a compelling Bow Street runner, Rosalind must unravel the mysteries surrounding Jasper's death, and the mysteries of her own heart as well.

©2016 Darcie Wilde (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • A Useful Woman

    • A Rosalind Thorne Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Darcie Wilde
    • Narrated by: Sarah Nichols
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,067
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 959
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 960

    The daughter of a baronet and minor heiress, Rosalind Thorne was nearly ruined after her father abandoned the family. To survive in the only world she knew, she began to manage the affairs of some of London society's most influential women, who rely on her wit and discretion. So when artistocratic wastrel Jasper Aimesworth is found dead in London's most exclusive ballroom, Almack's, Rosalind must use her skills and connections to uncover the killer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Give this a chance

    • By James on 05-28-17

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 2

    • A Purely Private Matter

    • A Rosalind Thorne Mystery
    • By: Darcie Wilde
    • Narrated by: Sarah Nichols
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 510
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 469
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 464

    Rosalind Thorne has slowly but assuredly gained a reputation as "a useful woman" - by helping respectable women out of some less-than-respectable predicaments. Her latest endeavor is a tragedy waiting to happen. Desperate Margaretta Seymore is with child - and her husband is receiving poisoned pen letters that imply that her condition is the result of an affair with the notorious actor Fletcher Cavendish.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A mystery most wonderful

    • By GrannyGoose on 05-11-17

    Regular price: $24.47