Penguin Group US

  • ‘All in readiness. An unmarked carriage will be waiting for you behind the house at midnight'History student Eloise Kelly is in London looking for more information on the activities of the infamous 19th century spy, the Pink Carnation, while at the same time trying to keep her mind off the fact that her mobile phone is not ringing and her would-be romantic hero Colin Selwick is not calling.Eloise is finally distracted from checking for messages every five minutes by the discovery of a brief note, sandwiched amongst the papers she's poring over in the British Library. Signed by Lord Pinchingdale, it is all Eloise needs to delve back in time and unearth the story of Letty Alsworthy and the Pink Carnation's espionage activities on the Emerald Isle…

  • ‘THERE SEEMS TO BE A MESSAGE WRITTEN INSIDE YOUR CHRISTMAS PUDDING. AND IT'S IN FRENCH. MEET ME AT FARLEY CASTLE, TOMORROW AFTERNOON. MOST URGENT.'Her great friend Jane Austen warned her against accepting a position at Miss Climpson's Select Seminary for Young Ladies. Nevertheless, just before Christmas, Miss Arabella Dempsey finds herself face to face with French aristocrats and international spies - and it's all because of Reginald ‘Turnip' Fitzhugh, often mistaken for the elusive spy the Pink Carnation, who has blundered across her path.When Turnip and Arabella discover a cryptic French message inside a beautifully wrapped Christmas pudding, they are launched on a festive adventure – from Jane Austen's modest house to the grand estate of the Dukes of Dovedale – and, perhaps, love blossoms along the way…

  • A New York Times extended list bestseller in hardcover-the sensational sixth book in the national bestselling Pink Carnation series.
    Whisked away to nineteenth-century India, Penelope Deveraux plunges into the court intrigues of the Nizam of Hyderabad, where no one is quite what they seem. New to this strange and exotic country- where a dangerous spy called the Marigold leaves venomous cobras as his calling card- she can trust only one man: Captain Alex Reid.
    With danger looming from local warlords, treacherous court officials, and French spies, Alex and Penelope may be all that stand in the way of a plot designed to rock the very foundations of the British Empire...
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  • Lauren Willig's Pink Carnation novels have been called "fun [and] fresh" (Kirkus Reviews) and "clever and playful ";(Detroit Free Press). Now she introduces readers to a mismatched pair who find passion in the most astonishing of places...
    Secret agent Augustus Whittlesby has spent a decade undercover in France, posing as an insufferably bad poet. The French surveillance officers cant bear to read his work closely enough to recognize the information drowned in a sea of verbiage.
    New York-born Emma Morris Delagardie is a thorn in Augustuss side. An old school friend of Napoleons stepdaughter, she came to France with her uncle, eloped with a Frenchman, and has been rattling around the salons of Paris ever since. Now widowed, she entertains herself by holding a weekly salon, and loudly critiquing Augustuss poetry.
    As Napoleon pursues his plans for the invasion of England, Whittlesby hears of a top-secret device to be demonstrated at a house party. The catch? The only way in is with Emma, who has been asked to write a masque for the weekends entertainment. In this complicated masque within a masque, nothing goes quite as scripted--especially Augustuss unexpected feelings for Emma.

  • NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED!
    In the latest Pink Carnation novel from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig, rumors spreading among the ton turn deadly as a young couple unites to solve a mystery....
    In October of 1806, the Little Season is in full swing, and Sally Fitzhugh has had enough of the endless parties and balls. With a rampant vampire craze sparked by the novel The Convent of Orsino, it seems no one can speak of anything else. But when Sally hears a rumor that the reclusive Duke of Belliston is an actual vampire, she cannot resist the challenge of proving such nonsense false. At a ball in Belliston Square, she ventures across the gardens and encounters the mysterious Duke.
    /> Lucien, Duke of Belliston, is well versed in the trouble gossip can bring. He's returned home to dispel the rumors of scandal surrounding his parents' deaths, which hint at everything from treason to dark sorcery. While he searches for the truth, he welcomes his fearsome reputation-'until a woman is found dead in Richmond. Her blood drained from her throat.
    Lucien and Sally join forces to stop the so-called vampire from killing again. Someone managed to get away with killing the last Duke of Belliston. But they won't kill this duke-'not if Sally has anything to say about it.
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