When Lady Emma’s abusive husband is murdered, she finds he had enemies that are now seeking their revenge on the dead man’s widow. When the handsome and brilliant Comte Saint-Juste offers to help her uncover her late husband’s secrets, Lady Emma gets more than she bargains for—both in and out of the bedroom.
The upper class of the social circle regarded Sir Benjamin Wright with utmost honor and respect. Yet Lady Emma knew her husband was, in fact, a drunken jealous brute who delighted in humiliating her both in and out of the bedroom.
His murder had been a blessing, she thought - that is until the constable’s accusing finger pointed to her. But it soon became apparent that her late husband hid secrets… and enemies.
When the practical Comte Saint-Juste arrived on the scene offering his services, Lady Emma was about to discover what the French dedication to l’amour really meant…
M. C. Beaton
M. C. Beaton is the pen name of bestselling novelist Marion Chesney. She is a prolific writer of historical romances and small village mysteries. Born in Scotland, the author began her writing career as a fiction buyer for a Glasgow bookstore and has worked as a theater critic, newspaper reporter, and editor.
The author has written under various names, most notably as M. C. Beaton for her Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin series. She also has written under the names Sarah Chester, Helen Crampton, Ann Fairfax, Marion Gibbons, Jennie Tremaine, and Charlotte Ward.
The author lived in the United States, but now splits her time between the Cotswolds, England and Paris, France.