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A useful woman ; : a Rosalind Thorne mystery, Darcie Wilde

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A useful woman ; : a Rosalind Thorne mystery
Title
A useful woman ;
Title remainder
a Rosalind Thorne mystery
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Darcie Wilde
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Language
eng
Summary
"Inspired by the novels of Jane Austen, this new mystery series set in 19th-century London introduces the charming and resourceful Rosalind Thorne, a woman privy to the secrets of high society--including who among the ton is capable of murder... The daughter of a baronet and a minor heiress, Rosalind Thorne was nearly ruined after her father abandoned the family. To survive in the only world she knew, she began to manage the affairs of some of London society's most influential women, who have come to rely on her wit and discretion. So when aristocratic wastrel Jasper Aimesworth is found dead in Almack's, London's most exclusive ballroom, Rosalind must use her skills and connections to uncover the killer from a list of suspects that includes Almack's powerful patronesses--and her own former suitor Devon Winterbourne, now Lord Casselmaine. Torn between her old love and a growing attraction to a compelling Bow Street runner, Rosalind must not only unravel the mysteries surrounding Jasper's death, but the mysteries of her own heart as well.."--
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Rosalind Thorne, the protagonist of this impressive first in a new Regency series from Wilde (Lord of the Rakes), lost everything when she and her mother were abandoned by her profligate father. Yet the resourceful Rosalind has managed to maintain a place on the fringes of society, becoming a “useful woman” to the fashionable ladies of London by helping manage their love affairs. When libertine Jasper Aimesworth is found dead on the floor of Almack’s Assembly Rooms, Rosalind is approached by Adam Harkness, a Bow Street runner, to help him look into the matter. Rosalind discovers suspicious entanglements between Jasper and people she cares for, including a former beau of hers, Devon Winterborne, Duke of Casselmaine. Wilde brings the haute monde of early 19th-century London to vivid life, and the characters she peoples it with are complex individuals whose basic decency, or lack of it, is carefully hidden behind a facade of manners and propriety. Agent: Shawna McCarthy, McCarthy Literary. (May)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 03/28/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 13, p)
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10480928
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Wilde, Darcie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.I5353
LC item number
U84 2016
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
A Rosalind Thorne mystery
Series volume
1
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  • Women detectives
  • Private investigators
  • Murder
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
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a Rosalind Thorne mystery
Label
A useful woman ; : a Rosalind Thorne mystery, Darcie Wilde
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rdacarrier
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rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Berkley Prime Crime trade paperback edition.
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9780425282373
Lccn
2015035789
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • 922291490
  • (OCoLC)922291490
Label
A useful woman ; : a Rosalind Thorne mystery, Darcie Wilde
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Berkley Prime Crime trade paperback edition.
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9780425282373
Lccn
2015035789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 922291490
  • (OCoLC)922291490

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