Garden of Lies

Garden of Lies

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Other Lady Vanishes presents a gripping novel of intrigue, murder, and unexpected romance 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...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 104 x 173 x 28mm | 181g
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 051515606X
  • 9780515156065
  • 76,448

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Praise for Garden of Lies

"The fast-moving storyline weaves in and out of the seamy London underworld."-The Seattle Times

"Garden of Lies is simply delightful in so many ways."-Bookpage.com

"[A] top-drawer historical romance that delivers the perfect fusion of witty dialogue, intriguing characters, and seductive passion."-Booklist (starred review)

"Pure Amanda Quick...[a] cleverly written, carefully plotted love story."-Examiner.com

"With sassy wit, a mystical touch, and delectable sensuality, Quick sweeps readers into another delightful, humor-drenched escapade that is sure to leave fans smiling and satisfied."-Library Journal
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Review quote

Praise for Garden of Lies "The fast-moving storyline weaves in and out of the seamy London underworld."--The Seattle Times

"Garden of Lies is simply delightful in so many ways."--Bookpage.com "[A] top-drawer historical romance that delivers the perfect fusion of witty dialogue, intriguing characters, and seductive passion."--Booklist (starred review)

"Pure Amanda Quick...[a] cleverly written, carefully plotted love story."--Examiner.com

"With sassy wit, a mystical touch, and delectable sensuality, Quick sweeps readers into another delightful, humor-drenched escapade that is sure to leave fans smiling and satisfied."--Library Journal
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About Amanda Quick

Amanda Quick is a pseudonym for Jayne Ann Krentz, the author of more than fifty New York Times bestsellers. She writes historical romance novels under the Quick name, contemporary romantic suspense novels under the Krentz name, and futuristic romance novels under the pseudonym Jayne Castle. There are more than 35 million copies of her books in print.
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Rating details

6,250 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
5 28% (1,767)
4 37% (2,309)
3 27% (1,689)
2 6% (387)
1 2% (98)
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