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  • Hardcover
  • 294
  • A Fatal Waltz
  • Tasha Alexander
  • English
  • 06 February 2018
  • 9780061174223

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A Fatal Waltz Download ¸ 9 review Ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ñ Tasha Alexander R from London's glittering ballrooms to Vienna's sordid backstreets Not until she engages a notorious anarchist in a game of wits does the shocking truth begin to emerge the price of exonerating Robert can be paid only by placing Colin in deadly peril To save her fiancé Emily must do the unthinkable bargain with her nemesis the Countess von Lang. Lady Emily Ashton and her fiance the dashing Colin Hargreaves are invited to a shooting party at the home of a very influential member of the government Lord Fortescue Lord Fortescue has taken a strong dislike to Lady Emily and makes it clear that he plans to sabotage any plans she has of actually getting Hargreaves to the altar To that end he has also invited the alluring Countess Von Lange Emily learns to her chagrin that the lovely Countess is an old love of Colin s who shares his talent at intrigue and spying The countess herself falls right within Fortescue s plan to try and sabotage Emily and ColinHowever the party takes a fatal turn when Fortescue is shot dead and Emily s friend Robert Brandon is arrested for the murder In the aftermath things do not look good for Brandon as all the evidence circumstantial though it is point to his guilt Brandon knowing that Emily has a knack at detection implores her to help prove his innocence He is convinced that the truth lies in ViennaSo Emily with her friend Jeremy The Duke of Bainbridge and Cecile Du Lac departs to Vienna While there Emily plunges into Vienna society both high and low She meets Gustav Klimt and Empress Elisabeth She also freuents coffee houses and has dangerous encounters with anarchists and assassins In the course she manages to uncover a series of facts and motivations that lead to the real killerI was so stoked when I noticed that this was out but as I was reading it it simply couldn t keep my attention I wasn t totally thrilled with this one One the good side Tasha Alexander creates a great atmosphere both in Victorian England and in Vienna Set while the Mayerling incident is still fresh in people s minds Alexander makes great use of that historical scandal Also Emily and Colin are a great couple Alexander does a great job of conveying carnal longing in a very genteel manner Very in keeping with her time place and her charactersSo while the romance element the atmosphere and the characters made for good reading the mystery element was a curious let down The actual investigation into the murder was incredibly anemic It felt like Emily simply took in the sights of Vienna and met with people who simply told her things There was no real deduction involved so I can t say I was as delighted with this one as I was with the other two of the series I still thin Tasha Alexander is a fine writer and still look forward to the next in the series

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A Fatal Waltz

A Fatal Waltz Download ¸ 9 review Ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ñ Tasha Alexander At her friend Ivy's behest Emily reluctantly agrees to attend a party at the sprawling English country estate of Lord Fortescue a man she finds as odious as he is powerful But if Emily is expecting Lord Fortescue to be the greatest of her problems she is wrong Her host has also invited Kristiana von Lange an Austrian countess who was once linked. I m not really sure what to think of this book It is never good as a reader when an author decides to make the hero appear to be something of a cadto use a Victorian term and then doesn t bother to explain how he isn t leaving the reader to think that smart and loving Emily isn t as smart as we ve been led to believe Emily doesn t believe in anyone blindly at one time thinking her own late husband was capable of a life of crime But she doesn t uestion Colin when her own eyes and ears have proof that he s been up to well something he shouldn t and this is NEVER explained I can t believe Emily would choose to marry a man that has possibly betrayed her trust so blatantly This seemed both very out of character and frankly stupidIt seems that Colin and his ex loveror possibly current lover were the talk of Vienna simply everyone knew their story And yet we re never given the whole story Why bother to mention that it s so well known if we re never to know it This seems like careless writing to me and not what I ve come to expect in this seriesEmily didn t immediately decide to marry Colin In fact it took her many months to make that decision being happily content as a widow not needing a man to take care of her and unsure of whether she wants to give up the freedom she has in that position So why then would she toss all of that aside I don t get it Not to mention that Emily enjoys solving mysteries but this one she doesn t even give a thought to She doesn t attempt to learn all about Colin s past with his ex or even his present relationship with his ex She seems very reluctant to even consider the uestion So since we ve been given her opinions regarding marriage why then would she be in such a hurry to marry Colin when it appears that his loyalty to her hasn t been what it ought to be Balderdash I sayEmily forgiving and forgetting without a single conversation regarding Colin s behavior just felt odd Colin had made a point of telling Emily that when they were married his fidelity would make her the envy of London maybe he should have added Vienna to that statement But I d think Emily might have some doubts about a man who doesn t seem to be loyal to her even before they marry Badly doneOtherwise the book is okay The mystery kind of meanders as Emily investigates the murder of a political leader who had lots of enemies and few friends that would have trusted him with their backs turned If you like the series you ll want to read this installment

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A Fatal Waltz Download ¸ 9 review Ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ñ Tasha Alexander Romantically with Emily's fiancé the debonair Colin Hargreaves What Emily believes will be a tedious evening turns deadly when Fortescue is found murdered and his protégé Robert Brandon Ivy's husband is arrested for the crimeDetermined to right this terrible wrong and clear Robert's name Emily begins to dig for answers a uest that will lead he. I got this from the library and read it in a couple of days it was a good uick read I enjoyed the first two books in this series even if Lady Emily is far too modern for a Victorian lady she s a lot of fun I couldn t help feeling in this installment however that I almost wished Emily would fall for her lifelong friend Jeremy I m getting a little tired of her and Colin making eyes at each other and teasing each other with their overwhelming passion get on with it already Stop angsting over the dangers of her crime solving and his career as a diplomatspy we learn in this book that he s apparently not just a diplomat but a Victorian James Bond and one with uite a past too The action begins to drag in the middle as Emily rushes around Vienna trying to clear her friend s husband of murder charges but it gets rather muddled between her investigation and Colin s spying activities Also it taxes even the limits of my imagination as Emily follows and interrogates supposedly committed anarchists and assassins about whether they were plotting against the murder victim as if they wouldn t have simply killed her rather than tolerating her uestions Instead one of them tells her how charming beautiful and amusing she is and another just keeps stalking her and leaving bullets around as warnings alright already you could ve killed her 10x over Anyway I couldn t help hoping in future the action would include of the wonderful repeating characters of Margaret Jeremy Davis the butler and Emily s implacable mother the scariest society matron since Mrs Astor ruled New York I m sure she d be appalled at the comparison But if you enjoy a Worth gown wearing port drinking Victorian heroine who also happens to be a scholar of Greek art and history give Lady Emily a whirl you won t be disappointed