Love Not Poison

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Georgiana Grey moonlights as the Crimson Cavalier, highwayman extraordinary. Out on the roads one night she sees a fire at the home of Lord Wickerston. He dies, but from arsenic poisoning. When her brother Edward, Lady Wickerston’s lover, is arrested, feisty Georgiana determines to discover the truth.

This unlikely 18th-century lady, who refuses to obey the conventions of society, finally solves the mystery with the help of her servants and others.

I was frustrated by a lack of detail – location, clothing, wigs, food – and irritated by historical errors. I’m passionate about getting historical facts right, so as not to mislead readers, especially when the facts are so easily ascertained. The story takes place in the 1780s, but her characters visit Jackson’s Saloon (opened in 1803) and Watier’s (1807). If all you want is a rapid adventurous gallop this is the book for you.

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Century

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(UK) £7.99

ISBN
(UK) 9780956056603

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Paperback

Pages
273

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