When not bumping about Georgian London in her sedan chair or exchanging gossip with perfumed and patched courtiers in the gilded drawing rooms of Versailles, Lucinda writes bestselling Georgian Historical Romance and Crimance (crime with lashings of romance). All her books are set in the 18th Century, spanning 1740 to early 1780s England, with occasional crossings to the France of Louis XV. She pulls up the reins at the French Revolution where she lost a previous life at the guillotine for an unpardonably hedonistic lifestyle as a layabout aristo!
It's 1763. Career diplomat Alec Halsey returns to London and the shocking news his estranged elder brother, the Earl of Delvin, has not only killed his friend in a duel but become engaged to the woman he had hoped to marry. To learn more about the suspect duel, Alec reluctantly attends a weekend house party to celebrate his brother’s engagement. House guests get more than they bargained for when a lady’s maid is murdered, the bride-to-be attacked, and a guest is shot dead. Alec uncovers a connection between these sinister acts and his brother's duel. He must also confront a cruel twist of fate that explains why his brother loathes him and will go to any lengths to discredit him in Polite Society. If you love Sebastian St. Cyr and Julian Kestrel novels then you'll love this crimance (crime with lashings of romance).