The Adventuress: A Novel of Suspense featuring Irene Adler and Sherlock Holmes [NOOK Book]

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"Some women are just born to have grand adventures. Such a woman—"the" woman to the bewitched Sherlock Holmes—was the American actress Irene Adler, who shrugged off her untimely literary demise in "A Scandal in Bohemia" to reappear as the heroine of Carole Nelson Douglas's captivating history mystery, Good Night, Mr. Holmes. This vibrant creature is back..., holding court in Paris and laughing up her fashionable sleeve at the rumors of her death....Irene [packs] up her entourage and repairs to Monaco [where] she dons clever disguises, takes up
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The Adventuress: A Novel of Suspense featuring Irene Adler and Sherlock Holmes

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"Some women are just born to have grand adventures. Such a woman—"the" woman to the bewitched Sherlock Holmes—was the American actress Irene Adler, who shrugged off her untimely literary demise in "A Scandal in Bohemia" to reappear as the heroine of Carole Nelson Douglas's captivating history mystery, Good Night, Mr. Holmes. This vibrant creature is back..., holding court in Paris and laughing up her fashionable sleeve at the rumors of her death....Irene [packs] up her entourage and repairs to Monaco [where] she dons clever disguises, takes up with sailors, advises the Crown Prince..., and takes a most amusing tea with Sarah Bernhardt. "Independence," Irene says, "does wonders for a woman."—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times

(Previously published without the Readers Guide as Good Morning, Irene.)

American diva/detective Irene Adler, the only woman to outwit Sherlock Holmes, is honeymooning in Paris with her dashing barrister-husband, Godfrey Norton, when Irene and everyone’s favorite Victorian spinster, Nell Huxleigh, witness a drowned sailor’s tattooed body being recovered from the Seine. The pair saw a similar tattoo on another drowned man. In London years earlier, Irene and Nell viewed the rescued-too-late corpse on the dining table of Bram Stoker, the man who would write Dracula. The trail of the tattoos soon has Irene unraveling a deadly mystery in Monaco, where she meets the principality’s first beautiful blond American princess and uncovers political and matrimonial treachery with the help of Godfrey, her new friend, Sarah Bernhardt, Irene’s faithful chronicler, Miss Penelope Huxleigh, and Sherlock Holmes himself.
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Editorial Reviews

RT Book Reviews - Melinda Helfer
"Douglas does it again! Following the splendid debut of the fascinating Irene Adler in Good Night, Mr. Holmes, Douglas dazzles us again with the continuing chronicles of the Great Detective's greatest rival... Douglas's wonderful prose makes every word and phrase a sheer delight to read. Add clever plotting and a subtle touch of the absurd, and this novel leaves no doubt that Douglas is destined to become one of the first ladies of the mystery scene."
Library Journal - unsigned review
"An absorbing account of the life of a woman in fin de siècle France as well as a gripping detective story."
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Meet the Author

Carole Nelson Douglas is the USA TODAY bestselling author of eight Irene Adler adventures, twenty-five Feline Noir Midnight Louie mysteries, five Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator, noir urban fantasies, and many other witty, adventurous novels and shorter pieces that combine mystery/thriller, high and urban fantasy and romance/women’s fiction. She was inducted into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame in 2012 and lives in Fort Worth, where she is currently at work on her next novel.
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