The fifth novel in the Secrets of the Zodiac, a series of full-length historical romances: Featuring sexy storylines, complex characters, and international intrigue, set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars.
A lady haunted by nightmares, a duke chased by death, and an answer hidden in the night sky...
Insomnia and a passion for astronomy keep Lady Violet Holloway awake all night. She's content to remain alone with her telescopes and treatises, until an unexpected marriage proposal changes everything. Though she's never met him, Violet is handed off to a lord whose name is only mentioned in whispers.
Alexander Kenyon is the Duke of Dunmere...better known as the Duke of Death, after losing three wives under unusual circumstances. He's learned his lesson about the dangers of falling in love, so this marriage is purely for convenience. He has no time for a bride anyway, no matter how intriguing she is. As an agent of the Zodiac, he is tasked with solving a string of perplexing murders hinting at a political conspiracy.
As the stars spin overhead, the date of the next murder draws near. Violet and Alex must work together to stop it, or risk losing the life they've found together.
About the Author
Elizabeth Cole is a romance author with a penchant for history, which is why she lives in an old house in an old city. She can be found hanging around libraries and archives, or curled in a corner reading, cat on lap. She believes in love at first sight. Then again, she also believes that mac 'n' cheese is a healthy breakfast, so don't trust her judgment on everything.
Elizabeth is currently writing her Secrets of the Zodiac series of romantic spy thrillers set in the Regency period. The sixth novel, A MAD AND MINDLESS NIGHT, will be available later this year.
Elizabeth loves hearing from readers. Connect with her at elizabethcole.co or Twitter @coleheartedgirl
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Another great story in the Secrets of the Zodiac series. Meet Alexander Kenyon, Duke of Dunmere, better known as the Duke of Death because his three wives died under unusual circumstances, and who is a member of the Zodiac. Because of Alex’s luck with wives, he decides a marriage of convenience is what he needs. Enter Lady Violet Holloway, an insomniac who loves astronomy and spends her nights watching the stars. Violet is hurriedly pushed into marriage with Alex, not knowing his marriage history, and without even meeting him before the wedding. Not an auspicious beginning, right? While they are together when attempts are made to kill either one or both of them, the question is, is it to stop Alex working for the Zodiac investigating a series of murders or is it something from Violet’s past. Because of clues left at each murder scene (signs of the Zodiac), Alex uses Violet’s knowledge of astronomy to help him find the killer before another person dies. What is the connection between the murder victims? Can Alex and Violet save their own lives and find the love and happiness they both deserve? Read this story to find out. I enjoyed this book from beginning to end and hope everyone else does too.