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Affair
Charlotte Arkendale is searching for the person who killed one of the customers of her investigating business. She hires a new employee, Baxter St. Ives, to help her in the quest. Baxter cringes at the thought of being someone's employee, but takes the position because he too is looking for the killer-and he thinks that it could possibly be Charlotte. Quickly he realizes that she is not, and within no time finds himself and Charlotte on the trail of a...
Dangerous
Prudence Merryweather meets Sebastian, Earl of Angelstone because of her brother and soon finds herself in his debt. They both have many common interest especially in investigations although Prudence investigates something not so normal giving her the name The Original among the ton. While trying to repay his debt Prudence gets engaged in what she belives is a sham engagement. But Sebastian wants her and tries every chance he gets at seducing her into be...
Deception
Jared Chillhurst, the Viscourt and the next earl of Flamecrest, finds himself posing as a tutor for Olympia Wingfield. Miss Wingfield, an innocent woman who has recently been charged with raising 3 young nephews, could not believer her fortunes when this man with the look of a pirate walks into her life and "brings her very dreams to life". Jared's intention of purchasing a long lost family diary from Olympia quickly turns into a very enticing jorney to ...
Desire
After the death of her father Humphrey, Lady Clare is desperate to protect her family's legacy, the Isle of Desire. The Isle of Desire produces perfume which they export for profit. Since the death of her father brigands have seized Lady Clare's perfume shipments and interfered with her thriving business. After being kidnapped by her neighbor Nicholas of Seaborn in the hopes that she would be compromised and forced to marry him, Lady Clare acquiesces t...

Quick booklist

Don't Look Back
Bantam, Jun 2002, 24.95, 336 pp. ISBN: 0553802003 Pushed by his lovely wife Celeste who sees her husband's skills as a means to enter society, Dr. Howard Hudson moves to London to open up a medical practice. Howard uses mesmerism to minister to patients suffering from nervous disorders. However, the elation felt by the move turns ugly when someone murders Celeste and apparently also steals a valuable bracelet. Howard asks his long-term frien...
I Thee Wed
Emma Greyson is working as a lady's companion in hopes of acquiring enough money to keep her younger sister in school. She lost her inheritance in a seemingly bad investment, so when Edison Stokes asks her to also work for him for triple the wages, she can hardly refuse. While working together, Edison realizes that there is someone very dangerous trying to get to Emma because of the information she can give. Only he can learn the identity of the maste...
Late For the Wedding
Bantam, May 2003, 24.95 336 pp. ISBN 0553802712 In Regency England, private inquiry agents Tobias March and Lavinia Lake look forward to the weekend party because the lovers rarely spend any time alone. However, a ghost from Tobias' past, Aspasia Gray also attends the party. She wants to hire him because someone left an old memento-mori ring on her doorstep. She takes this as a threat because three years ago, her lover killed himself after she...
Lie By Moonlight
Concordia Glade had a very unconventional upbringing. Her parents were both free thinkers and founders of a community dedicated to equal rights for women thru better education. Her parents chose not to marry. Years later, Concordia is a teacher and finds herself teaching 4 young teenagers at a private school for young women in a castle. Shortly after arriving she realizes that it is more of a prison for herself and the girls. They plan and execute an e...
Mischief
Imogen Waterstone asks for the help of Matthias Marshall, otherwise known as Cold Blooded Colchester, to carry out a scheme to avenge her friend who was killed. His role in her plan is to pretend to want to seduce Imogen so her enemy will fall into their trap. She thinks it is a wonderful plan. He thinks it is crazy, but agrees because he doesn't want Imogen to carry it out alone. Only when it seems like the trouble is over, Imogen and Matthias reali...
Mistress
Iphiginia Bright is determined to find the person who is blackmailing her aunt. Her plan is to pose as the mistress of Marcus Cloud, the Earl of Masters. She believes that in doing so she can find out who the blackmailer is, and since she thinks that Marcus is dead, puts the plan into motion. One night though, into the ballroom walks Marcus, who is very much alive. He wants to figure out just what Iphiginia is up to, and agrees to allow her to keep u...

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Mystique
Hugh the Relentless and Lady Alice are searching for the same thing; and unusual green stone that would secure Hugh's position as leader of his fortress. They agree to a betrothal of convienence, but Hugh also wants someone to run his household while Alice wants to enter a convent to study. When they find the stone, they realize that the greed that surrounded it has not completely vanished, putting them both in serious danger. Hugh's enemy is still on...
Ravished
Gideon Westbrook is helping Harriet Pomeroy track down the thieves who are using her caves for hiding stolen goods. She is one of the few people who does not fear Gideon, despite the horrible scar on his face and the gossip about his past. For the first time in years, he has met someone who puts her total trust in him, and realizes that he cannot bear to be without her. There is also one more thief they have yet to catch, which is the one person that ...
Reckless
Phoebe Layton asks for the assistance of Gabriel Banner, a man who had been involved with her family eight years earlier. She is looking for justice for a friend's death and thinks Gabriel is the perfect person to help her. Little does she know that Gabriel has his own agenda. He has sworn revenge on Phoebe's family and has a plan to use her as the tool to do so. All to soon, he realizes those plans will not come to pass. He vows to protect her, fro...
Rendezvous
Augusta Ballinger is trying her best to convince Harry, Earl of Graystone, that she is the last person that he would want to marry. It's rumored that he wants a demure woman of propriety, and Augusta is certainly not that. She is a reckless, spur-of-the-moment type, and is terrified that she will not be that kind of wife that Harry is expecting. Despite her arguments, they marry, and Augusta becomes stepmother to Harry's daughter Meredith. Due to a n...
Scandal
Emily Faringdon is a spinster with a romantic nature and has fallen in love with Simon Traherne, Earl of Blade, through their letters discussing romantic poetry. When she finally meets him, she is certain he is the man of her dreams. He is handsome and does not care about her old scandal of a failed elopement. Emily discovers that Simon hates her father, who won Simon's family home in a card game and caused Simon's father to commit suicide. Despite ...
Second Sight
Venetia Milton is a photographer responsible for the financial support of a younger sister, brother, and aunt. They are barely keeping above water when Venetia accepts a very well paying position to photograph artifacts at Arcane House. The only conditions to the position is that she come alone and that they pay in advance. Upon her arrival she meets Gabriel Jones. He is an extremely handsome man and as they are alone,except for servants, and as she is a...

Amanda Quick novels

Seduction
Julian Sinclair, Earl of Ravenwood's first beautiful wild wife, died under mysterious circumstances and whispers are that he killed her because she was unfaithful. For a second wife, Julian is looking for someone just the opposite. He chooses Sophy Dorring, a country spinster. She surprises him by listing demands he must meet before she will wed including taking her to London and not consummating the marriage until later. But he agrees and they marry...
Slightly Shady
Bantam, Apr 2001, 23.95, 35o ISBN: 0553801880 After being stranded with her niece in Rome by her employer, Lavinia Lake opens up an antique shop. However, private investigator Tobias March destroys her merchandise and tells Lavinia to return to London or else. He says nasty villains have used her shop to pass messages. He explains that a criminal named Carlisle killed Bernard Ruckland and will murder again if necessary. In Londo...
Surrender
Victoria Huntington, who is quite the adventurer, is drawn into an association with Lucas Colebrook, the Earl of Stonevale. He promises to be her companion on midnight excursions that take them to the lowliest brothels. Victoria is troubled by nightmares about events in her past, and soon it seems like the person she feared has come back from the dead. Lucas undertakes the task of being her companion for one reason: her fortune. He is broke, a new ho...
The Paid Companion (Romance)
Elenora Lodge is in quite a fix: Her stepfather lost her farm and all of her possessions in a mining venture. As if that isn't bad enough when her fiancé hears about it he dumps her. Arthur Lancaster, Earl of St. Merryn is in a bit of a fix himself. His favorite uncle has been murdered, and he's promised vengeance on the killer, a mad alchemist intent on perfecting the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. St. Merryn, has a reputation as a cold, unfee...
The Paid Companion (Thriller/Action)
Putnam, May 2004, 24.95, 432 pp. ISBN: 0399151745 In Regency England, Miss Elenora Lodge had a beautiful estate, a wealthy inheritance, and a fiancée that she loved until her stepfather used her money to invest and lost it all. The new estate owner tosses her off the property and her fiancée dumps her. Elenora travels to London seeking employment as a companion. Earl Arthur Lancaster seeks a companion to pose as his fiancée so he can go abou...
Wait Until Midnight
Jove, Feb 2005, 7.99, 368 pp. ISBN: 0515138622 Queen Victoria grieves the loss of her beloved Albert and the members of Polite Society emulate her wearing mourning jewelry. When Adam Hardesty enters medium Elizabeth Delmont's home, he finds her dead, her skull crushed by a poker. She is wearing a wedding veil and brooch with a broken pocket watch nearby stopped at 12 o'clock. The next day Adam visits Caroline Fordyce who attended a séance ...

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Wicked Widow
The Wicked Widow, Madelein, got her nickname from the rumours of her killing her husband only a few months after their marriage. Mr Artemis Hunt, a member of the highest society, has a secret which, if it were known by the town, would shut all the doors of the members of the town. Somehow the Wicked Widow knows about his secret and forces him to help her find her maid, when she is kidnapped. Will she destroy everything he has fought for? And why ...
With This Ring
Beatrice's uncle has been murdered and she goes to the castle of the elusive "Mad Monk of Monkcrest" a historian and Earl, to help her find the treasure that her uncle spent all his money on. Her uncle died while with a prostitute at the "House of the Rod" and was being treated at a shady apothocary for impotency. Both could be involved in killing. Or it could be one the the museum curators he visited just before he died. Leo and Beatrice are nearly kidn...


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