Celia Lake

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Celia Lake spends her days as a librarian in the Boston (MA) metro area, and her nights and weekends at home happily writing, reading, and researching.

Born and raised in Massachusetts to British parents, she naturally embraced British spelling, classic mysteries, and the Oxford comma before she learned there were any other options.

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Celia Lake I really love learning more about the characters - every time I sit down to write, I realise something new about how they see the world and what they …moreI really love learning more about the characters - every time I sit down to write, I realise something new about how they see the world and what they care about.

I tend to write smart practical heroines and thoughtful heroes with their own goals beyond romance (or sex), both of whom sometimes need a little help to solve problems. They deal with the challenges in their lives in such different ways sometimes! (less)
Celia Lake Right now, I'm finishing up book 5 in the Mysterious Charm series, which is a country house murder mystery (it's the 1920s, I couldn't resist!). It fe…moreRight now, I'm finishing up book 5 in the Mysterious Charm series, which is a country house murder mystery (it's the 1920s, I couldn't resist!). It features a secondary character from the second book in the series, Laura Penhallow, and it's set on the Isles of Scilly off the coast of Cornwall.

And of course, I'm also working on editing and the behind the scenes work that goes into any book! (less)
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Outcrossing (Mysterious Cha...

3.88 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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Goblin Fruit (Mysterious Ch...

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Magician's Hoard (Mysteriou...

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On the Bias (Mysterious Cha...

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In the Cards (Mysterious Ch...

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Seven Sisters (Mysterious C...

3.88 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2020
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Pastiche (Charms of Albion #1)

4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2020 — 2 editions
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Madam, Will You Talk? by Mary  Stewart
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A classic romantic suspense novel, and a rather delightful romp through bits of France, with appropriate amounts of suspense (the romance builds rather fast, in terms of pacing.)

I particularly enjoyed the heroine and her interactions with the friend
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A Gentleman's Murder by Christopher  Huang
A Gentleman's Murder
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I found this an interesting twist on Golden Age style mysteries.

Set between the wars, and focused on the events at the Britannia, a gentleman's club for former military who have served around the British Empire, this mystery hinges on what lead to t
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A Gentleman's Murder by Christopher  Huang
A Gentleman's Murder
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I found this an interesting twist on Golden Age style mysteries.

Set between the wars, and focused on the events at the Britannia, a gentleman's club for former military who have served around the British Empire, this mystery hinges on what lead to t
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Gilded Cage by K.J. Charles
"The sequel to Any Old Diamonds, in which Templeton Lane, jewel thief, and Susan Lazarus, lady detective, have unfinished business. A lot of it. Also a small matter of murder.

It's a standalone romance, taking place about six months after the events o" Read more of this review »
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Any Old Diamonds by K.J. Charles
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Jewelry heists, truly awful stepmothers, plots within plots within plots, and remote Scottish manor homes - there's so much in this book, and it's so glorious. I love the layers of complexity in the plot of this one (no spoilers beyond that!) and see ...more
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An Unsuitable Heir by K.J. Charles
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Third in a trilogy of interlinked romances (Sins of the Cities).

I love how K.J. Charles handles issues of disability (Mark was born without one lower arm) and identity (Pen) and how those both get thoughtful attention and conversation, and yet are n
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An Unnatural Vice by K.J. Charles
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Second in a trilogy of interlinked romances, this time focusing on the story of Justin Lazarus (a spiritualist) and Nathaniel Roy (a journalist with a law background).

This book is fun both for seeing the events of An Unseen Attraction from a differe
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An Unnatural Vice by K.J. Charles
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Second in a trilogy of interlinked romances, this time focusing on the story of Justin Lazarus (a spiritualist) and Nathaniel Roy (a journalist with a law background).

This book is fun both for seeing the events of An Unseen Attraction from a differe
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An Unseen Attraction by K.J. Charles
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First in a trilogy of interlinked romances that make up the Sins of the Cities series, dealing with the story of Clem (who runs a boarding house) and Rowley (a preserver or taxidermist)

I love the kindness inherent in so many K.J. Charles books - and
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