A Crimson Warning: A Novel of Suspense (Lady Emily #6)
Secrets prove deadly in this new novel from Tasha Alexander featuring Lady Emily Hargreaves. Some very prominent people in London are waking up to find their doorsteps smeared with red paint, the precursor to the revelation of a dark secret – and worse – by someone who enjoys destroying lives
Newly returned to her home in Mayfair, Lady Emily Hargreaves is looking forward
Somewhat ho and hum. I enjoy the setting for these books, the Victorian age; England and Europe, and I enjoy the voice of Emily; she sounds very like a Victorian lady. I just wish it all added up to more and something not quite so dull. I wish that I liked it more and wanted to continue on with Emily's story. I don't believe that I will unless the next book turns around.
I had to keep pushing myself to finish this one and I'm not sure why. I think the mystery simply didn't involve me. I...more
I really enjoyed this book and found it to be a fast, exciting, fun read. I like the characters even better than when I read the first book in the series. There is some fine humor and witty repartee. The author has done her research quite well. I love that the heroine is so entranced by her scholarly pursuits: museums, history, art, language, literature. Those things make the book fun and intelligent. The mystery was v...more
She and Colin, her husband and an investigator for the crown, investigate while the whole of London’s elite hold their breath wait...more
There are really two things going on: a merchant is murdered in his warehouse, and someone is spreading red paint on the doorsteps of anyone in London's high society who has a scandal to hide.
Emily and her husband have learned to work together, although he still keeps more secrets than she (or I) like. One...more
Lady Emily returns to her native London after spending the last two books in Turkey (Tears of Pearl) and France (Dangerous to Know). The scene is a blazingly hot summer Season, and the feathers of the elite are being ruffled by a series of scandals being brought to light by a splash of red paint across the doorsteps of the perpetrators. Was it just a coincidence that a factory o...more
Crimson paint is being splashed on the houses of some of London's wealthiest and most influential citizens, followed quickly by exposure of a scandal in their lives. Even though a man who...more
I really enjoyed this - but not quite to the extent of 4 stars.
One thing that bothered me was that Mrs. Hargreaves' journal entries, in the last title, served the story well. I enjoyed watching her adjust her opinion of Emily. In this title, however, Ivy's entries are just in the way. Yes, they result in something that is indirectly tied to the main plot, but they interupt the flow of the story and add nothing of substance.
Another annoyance was a matter of continuity: in several places, Emil...more
This author seems to have really done her research regarding the time period the book is set in. It takes place in 1893 London. A mystery set among the "ton" of high society. In a time when image was everything, and even the rumor of improper behavior co...more
Even worse, a young man has been murdered--with repercussions to the higher levels of the British government and h...more
After the last Lady Emily Book, which frankly bordered on the bizarre and unrealistic, I was a little nervous about this one. However, this one was back up to the old standards. Whew!
As always with Lady Emily, the weakness lies in discovering the villain. Just look for the person who seems superfluous to the plot and Ta Da! Villain. As always with Lady Emily, the strength lies in not caring that you've already figured out...more
*Secrets prove deadly in this new novel from Tasha Alexander featuring Lady Emily Hargreaves. Some very prominent people in London are waking up to find their doorsteps smeared with red paint, the precursor to the revelation of a dark secret – and worse – by someone who enjoys destroying lives.
Newly returned to her home in Mayfair, Lady Emily Hargreaves is looking forward to enjoying the delights of the season. The delights, that is, as define...more
A Crimson Warning by Tasha Alexander (6th in series)
- The Synopsis -
Secrets prove deadly in this new novel from Tasha Alexander featuring Lady Emily Hargreaves. Some very prominent people in London are waking up to find their doorsteps smeared with red paint, the precursor to the revelation of a dark secret – and worse – by someone who enjoys destroying lives.
Newly returned to her home in Mayfair, Lady Emily Hargreaves is looking f...more
It does in several cases that in one instance lead...more
Received my copy last night, love when they come quickly, will start after my current read. 9/21/11
Started today during lunch. 9/27/11
Finished Friday 9/30/11.
Lady Emily's husband works for the Queen and Scotland Yard. Handy as she seems to get involved in investigations not becoming to a woman in her position. Luckily her husband is as forward thinking as she is and together they investigate the latest crime wave. It starts...more
Alexander has clearly done her homework, and makes good use of it throughout the novel, especially the content in the British Museum. It's details like these that lead me to historical fiction.
One concern for this novel: the team of Emily, Ivy, Colin and Jeremy is dangerously close to...more
In other words, I liked it a lot. It had an absorbing mystery, and even dear, sweet Ivy unveils a secret. (I thought I had it figured out halfway through and totally had it wrong.)
However, there was a lot going on at the end and it all happened so fast, it felt a bit muddled. I think I need to re-read to fully get what happened.
Emily and Colin are back home in London when Colin is called in to investigate the brutal death of a successful businessman. At the same time red paint begins to be splashed across the doorsteps of some of most influential members of society (including the murder victim). A scandalous detail of the person's life is then made public. Society sits on pins and needles as they wait to find out who will be targeted next.
I love the fact that Emily and Colin have fina...more
Emily Hargreaves wants women to vote. She solves crime. She know...more
The book nonetheless doesn't get a perfect rating. While I appreciate the difficulties of stepping outside of one's own culture, etc., I'm incredibly disappointed that the villain/culprit was the only non-Caucasian. Alexander did an admirable job of portraying that as the cause for his exclusion from society and subsequent psychopathy, but I find it...more
This was a one day read for me and is one of my favorite Lady Emily mysteries. Emily and Colin have been abroad in the last couple, so it's nice to see them back in London during the season.
I really feel like I repeat myself when I do these reviews because Tasha gives us consistently gorgeous characters, witty dialogue, compelling mystery, and just enough romance to keep me turning the page.
Colin and Emily are, as always, delicious, and this book has some great bits with Jeremy who forever...more
Emily seemed above it all in this one - and if it has to be pointed out to me that she can read Greek one more time, I think I'll scream. I definitely got a "I'm such a rule breaker, I read Greek, I love antiques, I'm better than you" kind of vibe...more