Garden Of Lies

Garden Of Lies

Paperback - 2016
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The New York Times bestselling author of Otherwise Engaged and The Mystery Woman presents an all-new novel of intrigue and murder set against the backdrop of Victorian London.
 
The Kern Secretarial Agency provides reliable professional services to its wealthy clientele, and Anne Clifton was one of the finest young women in Ursula Kern's employ. But Miss Clifton has met an untimely end--and Ursula is convinced it was not due to natural causes.
 
Bent on justice, Ursula hatches a plan: take Anne's place as stenographer to the reclusive poet Valerie, Lady Fulbrook. There are dark rumors about Lord Fulbrook, and his gloomy mansion in Mapstone Square seems the logical starting point for an undercover investigation.
 
Archaeologist and adventurer Slater Roxton thinks Mrs. Kern is off her head to meddle in such dangerous business. But if this mysterious widowed beauty insists on stirring the pot, Slater intends to remain close by as they venture into the darker side of polite society and a den of iniquity called the Olympus Club. Together they must reveal the identity of a killer--and to achieve their goal they may need to reveal their deepest secrets to each other as well...
Publisher: New York : Jove Books, 2016
ISBN: 9780515156065
051515606X

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When one of her best employees is found dead, Ursula Kern suspects foul play. She reluctantly enlists the help of the enigmatic Slater Roxton to solve the case.


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sunnyrea56
Jul 04, 2017

Enjoyed this one very much. Not a heavy read just enjoyable.

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yesucan
Feb 24, 2017

I enjoy her books and look forward to reading every new book.

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lReaderl
Feb 07, 2016

One of the employees of The Kern Secretarial Agency, Anne Clifton, is dead, although her cause of death was unknown. Ursula Kern, her employer, decides to investigate her death. Slater Roxton, one of her wealthy clients, questions her purpose, and Kern reveals her plan to him. A suspenseful and romantic novel with numerous characters and events, Garden of Lies will keep you guessing till the end.

Cynthia_N Nov 19, 2015

Follows the typical Amanda Quick template and I enjoyed it like I have all the others. Smart and strong female leads!

JCLStefanieE Nov 13, 2015

Ursula Kern, the owner of a ladies secretarial agency, is called away from her current job by the death of one of the girls in her office. Deemed an accidental overdose by the authorities that she doesn't believe possible Ursula, turned amateur detective, goes undercover at the dead girl's last employer, a wealthy and bored housewife who fancies herself a poet. Slater Roxton, Ursula's current employer, a rugged and brooding artifact collector is none too pleased with her departure and offers his services in her mission. Together they embark on a dangerous journey, uncovering a new drug and new feelings for each other.

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newdog
Jul 25, 2015

This is the first time I've read anything by Amanda Quick and it definitely won't be my last! It was and excellent period piece with intrigue as well as historical information. I'm hoping this will not be simply a stand alone novel, but will become a long running series. I highly recommend it!

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sra963
Jun 10, 2015

This was a fun read. I also liked Quick's historical foray OUT of the paranormal. This was just a mystery.

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QMCO5
May 21, 2015

Quick (aka Krentz) has definitely stepped up her game. This novel is one of her best in recent years.

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Porterbee
May 18, 2015

Another enjoyable book from prolific Amanda Quick. Delightful prose and engaging characters doing dangerous things make a fun read.

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kandygirl
May 12, 2015

Great plot and Lovable characters. Not nauseating in depicting extreme love feeling.
A good author is always easy to pick by the natural flow of words with proper grammar and easy to understand language.

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