Softcover binding has light shelfwear to edges of covers. Pages tight and clean. Book appears un-read. 218 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1987. ISBN: 0373511825. Patrick Sherbourne, eleventh Earl of Wicford, had been unwittingly charmed by the feisty Miss Victoria Quinton. Her bespectacled appearance belied her femme fatale persona, one he almost dared to covet, until the vixen accused him of her father's murder! Not one to allow his good name to be sullied, Patrick found his only recourse was to aid Victoria in uncovering the real criminal. But he earl had to at fast. For not just his family honor was at stake, spending a prolonged period in Victoria's company might mean the end to his beloved bachelorhood.