Tuesday, December 9, 2014
A Crimson Warning
Lady Emily is back in London, enjoying (or enduring) the round of parties known as The Season and encountering scandal. Someone has been painting the town red - or rather dumping red paint on the houses of people whose scandals are revealed soon afterwards. Needless to say, Emily throws herself into solving the mystery. Along the way, she takes an active role in the suffrage movement, her friend Ivy plays matchmaker for a political operative, and both befriend a scandalous society matron whose carriage is pulled by zebras rather than horses. It's an average outing for Tasha Alexander's aristocratic sleuth. I missed Celine and Margaret, but Emily's childhood friend Jeremy elegantly slouches through a few scenes and the story is well plotted, even if the solution is slightly less than satisfying.