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And Only to Deceive

(2005)
(The first book in the Lady Emily series)
A novel by

 
From gifted new writer Tasha Alexander comes a stunning novel of historical suspense set in Victorian England, meticulously researched and with a twisty plot that involves stolen antiquities, betrayal, and murder

And Only to Deceive

For Emily, accepting the proposal of Philip, the Viscount Ashton, was an easy way to escape her overbearing mother, who was set on a grand society match. So when Emily's dashing husband died on safari soon after their wedding, she felt little grief. After all, she barely knew him. Now, nearly two years later, she discovers that Philip was a far different man from the one she had married so cavalierly. His journals reveal him to have been a gentleman scholar and antiquities collector who, to her surprise, was deeply in love with his wife. Emily becomes fascinated with this new image of her dead husband and she immerses herself in all things ancient and begins to study Greek.

Emily's intellectual pursuits and her desire to learn more about Philip take her to the quiet corridors of the British Museum, one of her husband's favorite places. There, amid priceless ancient statues, she uncovers a dark, dangerous secret involving stolen artifacts from the Greco-Roman galleries. And to complicate matters, she's juggling two very prominent and wealthy suitors, one of whose intentions may go beyond the marrying kind. As she sets out to solve the crime, her search leads to more surprises about Philip and causes her to question the role in Victorian society to which she, as a woman, is relegated.

Genre: Historical Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

January 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: And Only To Deceive: A Novel Of Suspense
Author(s): Tasha Alexander
ISBN: 1-59722-143-0 / 978-1-59722-143-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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October 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: And Only to Deceive
Author(s): Tasha Alexander
ISBN: 0-06-075671-3 / 978-0-06-075671-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: And Only to Deceive (A Lady Emily Mystery)
Author(s): Tasha Alexander
ISBN: 1-4721-1132-X / 978-1-4721-1132-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: C & R Crime
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October 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: And Only to Deceive (Lady Emily Mysteries)
Author(s): Tasha Alexander
ISBN: 0-06-114844-X / 978-0-06-114844-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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October 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: And Only to Deceive (Lady Emily)
Author(s): Tasha Alexander
ISBN: 0-06-075780-9 / 978-0-06-075780-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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Audio Editions

February 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: And Only to Deceive (Lady Emily)
Author(s): Tasha Alexander
ISBN: 1-4945-0909-1 / 978-1-4945-0909-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: And Only to Deceive (Lady Emily)
Author(s): Tasha Alexander
ISBN: 1-4945-5909-9 / 978-1-4945-5909-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: And Only to Deceive: Lady Emily, Book 1
Author(s): Tasha Alexander
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


February 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: And Only to Deceive: Lady Emily, Book 1
Author(s): Tasha Alexander
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: And Only to Deceive (Lady Emily Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Tasha Alexander
Publisher: C & R Crime
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: And Only to Deceive (Lady Emily Mysteries, Book 1)
Author(s): Tasha Alexander
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA