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Four cassettes, 6 hrs.
Performance by Elizabeth Sastre
Danger seems to follow wherever Lavinia Lake goes. Her shop in Italy is thoroughly destroyed by a stranger. Upon her return to England with her niece, she becomes the target of a blackmailer. When she goes to his home to confront him, his murdered body is what she finds. Worse, the same stranger in Italy catches her with the body.
His name is Tobias March, and he's a private investigator hired by a secret employer to capture the last surviving member of a criminal gang. The identity of that person is in a diary, now missing but last possessed by Lavinia's blackmailer, who accused her of working for the gang in Italy. She's incensed â€” and desperate to find the diary. If its false allegations about her ever bacomes public knowledge, her niece's one chance at a proper Season in London society would be utterly ruined.
There's only one thing to do â€” join forces with Tobias, who has already determined her innocence of all shady dealings. The trail to a murderer and the diary leads them all over London, from the grand home of a widowed countess and the smoky rooms of an alley pub to waxwork museums and a venerable club. For Lavinia and Tobias, what begins as a business arrangement turns to breath-stealing passion even as a ruthless villain watches them, ready to take their lives at the first opportunity.
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There's something Slightly Shady about Lavinia Lake. First of all, no decent woman would go into trade, even when an unscrupulous employer leaves her stranded abroad with her young niece. But the capable Lavinia has landed on her feet, peddling dubious reproductions of ancient artifacts in Rome to earn passage home. When a madman ransacks her shop, accusing her of aiding and abetting a murderous gang of thieves, Lavinia and her niece Emeline return to London, where Lavinia once more takes lemons and makes lemonade, becoming a private investigator. In the course of her first discreet inquiry for a wealthy aristocrat with secrets to hide, Lavinia runs into her madman once more, standing over the recently deceased body of a blackmailer. Not exactly your usual beginning for a relationship, but Mr. Tobias March is hardly an ordinary man. In fact, he's quite extraordinary, Lavinia very reluctantly admits to herself. When threats to Lavinia's safety force her into an unlikely partnership with the mysterious Mr. March, the fur--and a petticoat or two--flies. A heady combination of passion and the shared thrill of the hunt for a depraved murderer may lead Lavinia and Tobias to form a partnership of a more permanent kind. Lively suspense with a healthy dose of passion, Amanda Quick's Slightly Shady is truly addictive storytelling. --Alison TrinkleFrom the Back Cover:
“Quick has spun a tense and romantic tale in thecrumpets-and-strumpets milieu of Regency England, and her pacing is impeccable....Bottom line: sexy and suspenseful.”
“If you start an Amanda Quick book in the late afternoon, you’ll probably spend the night with it.”
–The Denver Post
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Book Description Recorded Books, 2001. Audio Cassette. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110788753150