Recipe for Treason: A Lady Arianna Regency Mystery (Lady Arianna Hadley Mystery)

By Andrea Penrose

A diabolical traitor who is constantly out of reach...

England, 1814. girl Arianna Hadley and her husband, the Earl of Saybrook, wish not anything greater than to enjoy a quiet existence decorated by means of the occasional cup of the best chocolate. in spite of the fact that, after they obtain orders to go back and forth to Scotland and seize an elusive traitor, they believe their responsibility to the Crown needs to come first.

In a laboratory in Scotland, they observe the coprse of a chemistry professor--and cryptic papers hinting at a perilous new discovery now in enemy arms. Racing opposed to time, Arianna and Saybrook pursue their such a lot crafty and hazardous adversary but via a posh community of intrigue related to unique candies, daredevil aviators, a lacking inventor, and a mystery recipe that needs to be recovered at any cost...


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He’s simply this sort of guy who should be seduced into betraying his kingdom. ” The minister speared Lawrance with a steely stare. “Well? ’ “As a question of truth, i've got taken an in depth examine him, and to date have exposed not anything that sparks situation. yet there are files I’ve now not but been in a position to entry. ” He countered Grentham’s gaze. “Perhaps you may use your effect to acquire details on his monetary transactions. ” “That won’t be an issue. have you learnt who serves as his bankers and guy of commercial? ” A sip of brandy looked as if it would have settled Lawrance’s nerves, famous Arianna. He rattled off numerous names with out hesitation. “What is your impact of Lord Canaday and his sister? ” she requested, looking at a skirl of smoke drift round a brace of candles. “An fascinating pair,” he responded slowly. “A examine in contrasts—he has a loose and straightforward appeal whereas she is shy and reserved. they're twins, as you good know”—he gave a wry grimace—“having pumped me like a leaky frigate for info. ” “Sorry,” she murmured. “Don’t be. I realized a helpful lesson approximately taking a look extra heavily at a stunning lady. ” “In the netherworld of intrigue and espionage, one needs to view every person with a fit skepticism,” installed Saybrook. “Assuming one needs to dwell to a ripe previous age. Witness Brynn-Smith. ” “Yes, that was once a picture reminder. ” Lawrance tipped the glass to his lips and drew in a mouthful of the amber-dark brandy. “There are a very good many distasteful issues approximately carrying out an research like this. the necessity to flip over each stone alongside the way in which and look at the airborne dirt and dust clinging to its backside skill you discover secrets and techniques that will reason spoil for these blameless of any involvement of the case. ” Arianna stopped selecting at a thread on her cuff. “I take it you’ve chanced on whatever disagreeable in regards to the brother and sister. ” “Perhaps,” stated Lawrance. “One of the outdated family members retainers hinted that the twins will not be the particular kids of the past due viscount, yet particularly the by-blows of his more youthful brother. He and his spouse have been childless for almost 20 years ahead of getting back from a Grand travel with lusty babies and a loss of life brother. ” one other swallow. “It’s acknowledged that the guy died of syphilis, and used to be a mad, raving lunatic on the finish. ” “The tale, if actual, may suggest that Canaday has no declare to the identify or the lands he’s been pointed out to think about as his own,” mused Arianna. “Nor might his sister have any status in well mannered Society. ” “Correct,” acknowledged Lawrance tightly. “He’s a delightful fellow, and her genteel existence revolves round the establishment and its participants. So it sort of feels one way or the other sordid to pursue the problem. ” Saybrook shrugged. “Their own background doesn’t seem to have any relevance to our pursuits. ” Arianna glanced at Grentham, whose gimlet gaze didn’t betray any response. yet without doubt he's submitting away the data in that darkish, dank position he calls a mind. As for her personal emotions at the twins . . . “The vibrant lighting should not the single humans we have to concentration on,” acknowledged Saybrook, interrupting her musings.

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