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by Melikan, Rose

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TitleThe counterfeit Guest
Author / Responsible partyMelikan, Rose
GenreDetective and mystery fiction.
TopicsDetective and mystery fiction. Young women -- Great Britain -- Fiction. Great Britain -- History -- 1789-1820 -- Fiction. Young women.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


In this rousing sequel to The Blackstone Key, Rose Melikan’s heroine returns to the world of espionage for an intelligent, thrilling adventure in Georgian England. When the story begins Mary is a wealthy heiress. Young ladies in her situation ought to marry well—as her friend Susannah Armitage has. But is Susannah’s marriage to Colonel Crosby-Nash all that it seems? Mary thinks not, and when her suspicions lead to a meeting with the elusive spymaster, Cuthbert Shy, he reveals the terrible truth—the colonel is a traitor. At Shy’s request, Mary agrees to accompany the Crosby-Nashes to their country estate, in order to discover his secrets. It is a perilous assignment, and the danger increases when her only means of communicating with Shy is murderously cut off. If only Mary could contact the redoubtable Captain Robert Holland, but as he has inexplicably ended their friendship, his help seems out of reach.… In the grand tradition of Charlotte Bronte and Daphne du Maurier, Melikan presents a gripping tale of adventure and romance, while enhancing both with flawless details of time and place. The combination will keep readers holding their breath until the next explosive instalment.

Additional Information

System control numberS12424
Original Print PublisherLondon : Sphere, 2009.
Narrator NameElizabeth Oats.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator