The Illusion of Desire

The Illusion of Desire

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by Amy Corwin
     
 

The Napoleonic wars have been over for years, but Nicholas Ainsley is still battling his disillusionment and the scars he suffered during the British retreat from Corunna. Seeking to forget, he accepts employment as an inquiry agent and is drawn into a complex murder investigation. Lord Taunton is killed just a few weeks before he plans to marry a young debutante.

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Overview

The Napoleonic wars have been over for years, but Nicholas Ainsley is still battling his disillusionment and the scars he suffered during the British retreat from Corunna. Seeking to forget, he accepts employment as an inquiry agent and is drawn into a complex murder investigation. Lord Taunton is killed just a few weeks before he plans to marry a young debutante. The dead earl’s closest friend claims Taunton’s mistress, Kathryn, killed the earl because his plans to marry another woman enraged her. Despite the evidence increasingly pointing to Kathryn, Nicholas believes she may be innocent. Others have equally strong motives to want the earl dead. Taunton cultivated a series of illusions to hide the details of his private life, and Nicholas is sure that one of the carefully constructed veils may be hiding the face of the killer.

As he digs deeper, Nicholas discovers an older mystery left unresolved. Is the earl’s death related to the seven-year-old tragedy, or was his murder committed for entirely different reasons? Nicholas is determined to rip away the illusions and reveal the face of the vicious killer, regardless of personal cost.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045715577
Publisher:
Amy Corwin
Publication date:
02/21/2014
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
503,423
File size:
0 MB

Meet the Author

Award-winning author Amy Corwin is an insatiable reader and writer. She joined the Romance Writers of America at its inception and Mystery Writers of America after her first hardcover mystery, Whacked! was published. She writes Regencies, paranormal romances, and mysteries, although to be truthful, most of her books include a bit of murder and mayhem since she discovered that killing off at least one character is a highly effective way to make the remaining ones toe the plot line.

Amy’s books have received numerous writing awards. Her first Regency, SMUGGLED ROSE, received a 4-star review by “The Romantic Times” and her second Regency, I BID ONE AMERICAN (recently republished as THE UNWANTED HEIRESS), received a perfect score of 5 from Long and Short Reviews. Her list of mysteries, romance, and paranormals has increased to over a dozen works.

Join her and discover that every good romance includes a bit of mystery!

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