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Tessa Arlen



Tessa Arlen, the daughter of a British diplomat, had lived in or visited her parents in Singapore, Cairo, Berlin, the Persian Gulf, Beijing, Delhi and Warsaw by the time she was sixteen. She came to the U.S. in 1980 and worked as an H.R. recruiter for the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee for the 1984 Olympic Games, where she interviewed her future husband for a job.
 

Genres: Historical Mystery, Historical
 
Novels
   The Queen's Governess (2021)
     aka In Royal Service to the Queen
   A Dress of Violet Taffeta (2022)
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The Tiffany Girls (2023)
Shelley Noble
"A historical fiction of bold new beginnings and the creative courage of three women artists who forged their careers at Tiffany's glassworks."
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Front Page Murder (2022)
(Homefront News Mystery, book 1)
Joyce St Anthony
"A gutsy heroine and a tight, fast moving plot set against the atmospheric backdrop of America's Homefront in WW2."
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Viper's Nest of Lies (2021)
(Emmeline Kirby / Gregory Longdon Mystery, book 6)
Daniella Bernett
"Feuds and treachery and a complex coil of a plot-perfect summer reading."

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Awards
Agatha Award Best First Book nominee (2015) : Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman


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