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Dangerous to Know (Lady Emily Series #5)

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  • Posted November 24, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    If you like victorian mysteries with a touch of romance and lots of adventure, you'll enjoy this series.

    Settling into married life is not always easy, especially if you're the dashing, respected, Intelligence Agent, Colin Hargreaves and his lovely, independent wife, Emily. After their chaotic, life threatening honeymoon in Constantinople, Colin takes Emily to his Mother's home in Normandy to rest and recouperate. Of course nothing ever turns out as planned and they soon, reluctantly, find themselves in the middle of a mysterious murder, that tests their ability to continue working together on cases of intrigue, now that they are man and wife. While the unpredictable ending is tragic, it leaves you anticipating Colin and Emily's return to their home in London; which will most assuredly bring another adventure, that promises to include the charming Sabastian and, of course, Mrs. Hargreaves, a strong believer in women's rights, who has some plans of her own. Colin and Emily, have many interesting friends and aquantances, some old and some new, that pop in and out of the books and add entertainment and amusement to the series. I love this series and look forward to Emily and Colin's continuing adventures.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 14, 2011

    Tasha Alexander never fails to captivate

    In Lady Emily's latest outing, the mood is haunted, the mystery Jamesian in its psychological twists and turns. As with the previous books, we see Lady Emily in a new setting, as she and husband Colin Hargreaves visit Colin's mother in Normandy. We also see a new side of Lady Emily's character, one in which she must face her own interior darkness and question her own understanding of her world. Dangerous To Know is gripping, enchanting, at times alarming, and ultimately enthralling. Tasha Alexander captivates us again!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 25, 2010

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    Dangerous to Know is a pleasant late Victorian Era whodunit

    In 1892, Lady Emily Hargreaves heals at her husband Colin's family estate near Rouen in Normandy from her harrowing time trapped in a cavernous cistern underneath Constantinople (see Tears of Pearl). Her emotional recovery is somewhat thwarted by her formidable mother-in-law Anne, who lucidly yet tacitly insures Emily knows she disapproves of her honeymoon behavior and what soon happens at the estate.

    Emily is riding a horse when she finds a mutilated female body. The police are called and Inspector Gaudet leads the inquiry though Emily believes he is incompetent. She later learns the butchered victim is an escaped inmate from a nearby insane asylum and that the knife wounds suggest Jack the Ripper left London for France. Unable to ignore what she saw, Emily investigates but fears for her mind as she keeps hearing a child's voice but none seem nearby,

    Dangerous to Know is a pleasant late Victorian Era whodunit though readers will doubt the company of the inspector and the amateur sleuth. The relationship between Emily and Anne enhances the story line as does the French countryside and the trek into Rouen. Although the detecting never comes across as strong as Emily's' efforts before she married (see A Poisoned Season and Only to deceives), fans will enjoy this entertaining historical.

    Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

    I enjoyed this series

    I have enjoyed the whole series, but I think I liked this one the least. There is more pathos than in the others. She was wounded in the last book and miscarried a child. She developers the theme of why women of that period of time had every reason to fear pregnancy and childbirth, and in that sense accomplishes a plot goal for the series. She also struggles with the balance of independence and the need for protection but she is maturing, and that is shown by her mother-in-laws changing attitudes toward her. I hope there are more books and that they focus more on the mysteries and husband-wife teamwork.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Highly recommend

    I have throughly enjoyed all the "Lady Emily" series. Historical fiction is my favorite genre and Alexander doesn't disappoint.

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  • Posted March 28, 2012

    Great series!

    Great series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2011

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    A total "must read"!

    I fell completely in love with this book! The setting seemed perfect and the characters so engaging:)I believe we all love the returned of our "thief with refined taste". This book is sure to entertain and anyone who loves being surprised would definately enjoy this book. I would recommend all of Tasha Alexander's books. They all have her singular sence of humor and love of mystery. In this book especially you see how Lady Emily Hargreives' character developes and changes. I have loved her from the beginning and I can't wait for the continuence of her story.

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