A Study in Scandal (Ladies' Amateur Sleuth Society, #1)
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A Study in Scandal (Ladies' Amateur Sleuth Society #1)

3.64 of 5 stars 3.64  ·  rating details  ·  86 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Who are the Ladies' Amateur Sleuth Society: Four unconventional beauties banding together to unravel real-life mysteries?


Four best friends past the age of twenty with no marital prospects and nothing better to occupy their time?

Lady Amelia Watersfield's lighthearted detecting club becomes more than simply an intriguing diversion when her father's priceless Egyptian artif...more
Mass Market Paperback, 353 pages
Published February 28th 2006 by Avon Books
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This book was a lot of fun. Robyn DeHart's website is great about background and I love that she gives pictures of who her H/H look like to her.

lupa bikin ripiu yang ini.....:p

gak gitu panjang ripiu nya soalnya udah agak lupa...

lady amelia : seorg lady yang sudah cukup umur untuk menikah tapi memilih buat enggak menikah dan menemani ayah nya yang eksentrik....

Inspector Colin Brindley : di sewa oleh ayah lady amelia buat mencari patung nefertity kesayangannya yang di curi dari rumahnya sendiri..
patung tersebut sangat berharga karena merupakan peninggalan ibunda amelia untuk ayah nya sebelum meninggal....

collin co yang tertutup, gak suka...more
A copy of my amazon review.

This is my first book by this author and I grant it's not really my preference. The blurb sounded really interesting and what drew me in. The premise was good, if a little out there.


The hero (Colin) was alright, everything a hero in a romance book should be. I must say though that he was quite incompetent as an inspector. JMO of course.

Now for what really bugged me, the heroine (Amelia). On page 48 my opinion of her was ceme...more
Review from Backchatting Books

Lady Amelia Watersfield is so fascinated by the idea of solving mysteries she sets up an amateur detecting club. She and her friends have an opportunity to hone their skills when an Egyptian bust belonging to her father is stolen. Inspector Colin Brindley who bears a strong resemblance to Amelia's fantasy vision of Sherlock Holmes finds Amelia and her friends intervening repeatedly in his investigation.

Amelia and Colin both irked me. For someone so enamoured of prop...more
Clever and cute story of four spinsters who pretend they are amateur sleuths. When one of the girl's (lady Amelia Westerfield) father's priceless Egyptian head study of Nefertiti disappears, their sleuthing begins in earnest. The detective assigned to the case, Colin Brindley becomes a Sherlock Holmes substitute to Amelia and she is determined to "help" him find the culprit. at first he finds her annoying, but her wit and persistence soon has him seeing her in a different light.
Melody May
Also found at http://sillymelody.blogspot.com

The book is set in late 1800s just around the corner to the turn of the century. It is the first book in the series called Ladies Amateur Sleuth Society. Well, it was a fun read. I really like the quotes from Sherlock Holmes book. The two main characters are Amelia and Colin and they are trying to solve the mystery who stole her father's bust of Nefertiti.
If you are looking for a little mystery with your romance you might like reading this book.
This book was okay and simply okay. Every once in a while I was surprised but for the most part it was just okay the characters were cute but nothing specific the lines were dull. This would be nice for a filler and nothing more.
Diane K. Peterson
A cute, sweet book. DeHart has a breezy, comfortable writing style that I enjoy. The plot was cute, but sort of silly. It was the developing relationship between the characters that made the book enjoyable. Nice.
I picked this up for $2 at Garden Ridge, and I was surprised at how good of a read it was! Engaging characters and plot. I am interested to read her other novels.
Sally Kinane
Somehow the mystery got lost with too much dwelling on their passions. Result weak but predictable plot.
Least favorite of the Lady's Amateur Sleuth Society Series. Amelia just seems slightly immature for her age
Waffled between a 2/3 star. It is a cute book for a quick weekend read but it is a bit silly.
Mar 22, 2012 Jewel marked it as to-read
Thinking about it as it is 0.99$ at the moment
Sep 10, 2012 Angela marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
9/10/2012: $0.99 on Kindle
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National Bestselling author, Robyn DeHart’s novels have appeared in the top bestselling romance and historical romance lists. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages. Her historical romantic adventure series, The Legend Hunters, were not only bestsellers, but also award-winners, snagging a Reader’s Crown and a Reviewer’s Choice award. She had three releases in 2013 and 2014 wi...more
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