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 - 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
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
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
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
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
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
*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
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
The setup is fantastic. I loved the idea of a household waking up to paint-covered steps and waiting helplessly for the following scandal. The mystery behind all that drama is less thrilling, though.
It felt very fl...more
It does in several cases that in one instance lead...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
Emily Hargreaves wants women to vote. She solves crime. She know...more
Colin and his wife Emily are the main characters. Colin, favorite agent of the crown, has to uncover the murderer in the novel with the help of his wife and friends. The capital city, London, is being vandalized by red paint on the steps of the houses. The secrets of those people with the red paint will be revealed in t...more
I am so much happier with their characters and relationships in this book - overall a much happier book and lots of complex relationships and attitudes with enough historical accuracy to be reall...more
Doorways of the homes of London’s elite are being mysteriously painted red. Shortly thereafter, a scandal involving someone in the household is unea...more
I read this book so quickly, I'm going to have to read it again. I say that, because I wasn't particularly impressed with this book, and I can only think that I must have read it too fast.
So why did I give it 3.5-4 stars? Because I was pleasantly surprised to see Lady Emily and Colin so settled into their respective roles as a husband-and-wife team. So much of their relationship, since they became engaged, was full of the tension of Colin trying to protect Emily and her fight to be i...more