Behind the Shattered Glass

Behind the Shattered Glass

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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 Behind the Shattered Glass 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 orthe 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.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781250024701
1250024706
Branch Call Number: FIC Alexa
Characteristics: 288 p. --

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maipenrai
Aug 07, 2016

This series featuring Lady Emily Hargreave as the sleuth is my mystery "brain candy". Not great literature, but a very enjoyable series with good mysteries and character development. Recommend. Start with the first in the series. Bookwoman & AbbyTabby

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marthabwaters
Nov 22, 2015

I think this series is strongest when it's set in England, and this installment certainly supports that point of view, as this is possibly my favorite book in the series to date. I thought the mystery was interesting, and I really liked the upstairs-downstairs feel to the whole thing, thanks to a storyline involving one of the housemaids. (I did find it totally amusing how, in true 19th century British aristocrat fashion, Emily's motherhood seems to have little effect on her life.)

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thebritlass
Oct 24, 2015

Finally an entry in the series that measured up to the first two books (Lady Emily should stay in England). Confusing yet believable, this one had me guessing until the end.

Aggie3 Nov 05, 2014

Another good book in the Lady Emily series. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Well written with twists and turns. Thumbs up.

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lozza1401
Dec 04, 2013

I found the characters in this book easier to follow than the rest. I like the underlying story of the servants that flows alongside the main plot and connects at the end.

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jazpur
Nov 19, 2013

Lady Emily mysteries are always enjoyable and this one is no exception. Well done except for the occasional lapse into phrases more likely to be heard in the 21st century than the 19th.

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