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A Useful Woman

(2016)
(The first book in the Rosalind Thorne Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
Inspired by the novels of Jane Austen, this new mystery series set in 19th-century London introduces the charming and resourceful Rosalind Thorne, a woman privy to the secrets of high society—including who among the ton is capable of murder...
 
The daughter of a baronet and minor heiress, Rosalind Thorne was nearly ruined after her father abandoned the family. To survive in the only world she knew, she began to manage the affairs of some of London society’s most influential women, who have come to rely on her wit and discretion.
 
So, when artistocratic wastrel Jasper Aimesworth is found dead in London’s most exclusive ballroom, Almack’s, Rosalind must use her skills and connections to uncover the killer from a list of suspects that includes Almack’s powerful patronesses and her former suitor Devon Winterbourne, now Lord Casselmaine.
 
Torn between her old love and a growing attraction to a compelling Bow Street runner, Rosalind must not only unravel the mysteries surrounding Jasper’s death, but the mysteries of her own heart as well...

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"Well-drawn characters and a perfect plot make this historical mystery a winner." - Nancy Haddock

"Clever and witty. Wilde artfully portrays Regency London, from its ballrooms to Bow Street, in all its glory and hypocrisy, and provides readers with a heroine worthy of our attention. With its colorful cast and scandalous intrigue, A Useful Woman would surely have set the famed patronesses of Almack's atwitter." - Anna Lee Huber


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Paperback Editions

June 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Useful Woman (A Rosalind Thorne Mystery)
Author(s): Darcie Wilde
ISBN: 1-4104-9822-0 / 978-1-4104-9822-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kennebec Large Print
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May 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Useful Woman (A Rosalind Thorne Mystery)
Author(s): Darcie Wilde
ISBN: 0-425-28237-6 / 978-0-425-28237-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Useful Woman Lib/E: A Rosalind Thorne Mystery (Rosalind Thorne Mysteries)
Author(s): Darcie Wilde
ISBN: 1-4417-3096-6 / 978-1-4417-3096-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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January 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Useful Woman: A Rosalind Thorne Mystery (Rosalind Thorne Mysteries, Book 1)
Author(s): Darcie Wilde
ISBN: 1-4417-3097-4 / 978-1-4417-3097-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: A Useful Woman: A Rosalind Thorne Mystery (Rosalind Thorne Mysteries, Book 1)
Author(s): Darcie Wilde
ISBN: 1-4417-3098-2 / 978-1-4417-3098-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Useful Woman: A Rosalind Thorne Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Darcie Wilde
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

May 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Useful Woman (A Rosalind Thorne Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Darcie Wilde
Publisher: Berkley
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