When Lord Foxington receives an invitation to a private masquerade ball at Almack's, he also receives a warning that someone will not survive the evening. The nobleman can't possibly escort a lady into such a volatile situation. But matchmaking friends insist he take Miss Amelia Wallace, who proves as charming and lovely as promised-and who may need his protection more than she knows.
"Murder Most Indiscreet" by Mona Gedney
Few tears are shed the night the debauched Lord Palmering is poisoned at Almacks, his finger pointing toward his astonished wife in accusation. Rose Battinger is certain her shy sister is no assassin, and shes determined to prove it by re-enacting the night of the murder. Her only confidante in the daring plot is the dashing Lord Brookstone. But is he the man of her dreams -- or a deadly schemer?
"A Rare Blade" by Valerie King
The Earl of Kingslade is stunned when Lydia Sherborne happens upon the murder of an important informant in Almacks back rooms. Suddenly, the vivacious beauty is thrust into a world of intrigue and spies. As long as the lady is game, the Earl agrees to let her bait the traitor among them until the danger is close at hand. Now, with Lydias life on the line, he must decide whether to betray his country -- or his own captive heart