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Recipe for Treason: A Lady Arianna Regency Mystery (Lady Arianna Hadley Mystery) Mass Market Paperback – December 4, 2012


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Product Details

  • Series: Lady Arianna Hadley Mystery (Book 3)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (December 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451238869
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451238863
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 4.2 x 6.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #450,799 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A heroine feisty enough to give the most rakish Regency cad a run for his money."--Tasha Alexander, author of Dangerous to Know

"Andrea Penrose is an expert at combining conspiracy and chocolate."--Genre Go Round Reviews

About the Author

Andrea Penrose created her first book at age five—a neatly penciled story lavishly illustrated with drawings of horses and cowboys. She has since moved on from the wild and woolly Old West to the grit and glamour of Regency England.

A graduate of Yale University, Penrose loves exploring London, where the myriad offbeat museums and funky antique markets offer a wealth of inspiration for her stories.  

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Entertaining story that mixes memorable heroine and hero with just enough mystery and intrigue.
karl fields
I've read all the books and suggest that you read them in order so that you will understand the story development.
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Loved the way the heroine was portrayed and the hero was great, too, none of the wishy-washy stuff .
cgreera

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Sweet Revenge introduced us to Ariana, a woman who was motivated to defend the honor of her family -- and would go to great lengths to do so, when not thrown off by that distracting Earl of Saybrook. By the time of The Cocoa Conspiracy, the couple is married and investigating that new and wonderful ingredient, chocolate, while also trying to comes to term with their relationship AND do some necessary spying in Vienna. It was a great setup for book three... and, alas, I must report that Recipe for Treason is only okay.

In this tale, Lord Grentham has arm-twisted Lord and Lady Saybrook into following up on a lead from their last adventure, which takes them to Scotland to interview a scholar who's doing some disturbing scientific experiments. And then back to London to muck about in Society as well as in scientific circles. All to figure out who is trying to steal secrets from the British -- the identify of the elusive Renard! It's a bit of a murder mystery, a recipe book (every chapter begins with a chocolate recipe), a historical novel (lots of interesting information about the state of scientific research in the early 1800s), and nominally a romance.

Only some of these work. The historical novel part is cool, though with an annoying amount of "As You Know" exposition, in which characters unrealistically explain things to one another that they already know perfectly well. The recipes are actively good; there's a recipe for chocolate-cherry brownies (with a cup of port) that I am quite tempted to make.

From a storytelling point of view, though...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By CJ-MO VINE VOICE on January 24, 2013
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Lady Arianna Hadley and her husband Alessandro, the Earl of Saybrook, have been pressured into traveling to Scotland to uncover a traitor. Lord Grentham, England's Minister of State Security, has forced them into undertaking the dangerous trip to find a spy known as Renard, The Fox. Lady Arianna and Saybrook are accompanied by Saybrook's long-time friend Basil Henning, whose loyalty to his homeland of Scotland appears to be getting in the way of the mission to project England. As part of the mission, a meeting is arranged with a Scottish chemistry professor, but things don't go as expected. Some good comes of the meeting when Arianna is able to discover a few clues that could lead to Renard if "The Fox" doesn't eliminate the three friends first.

"Recipe for Treason" is an interesting combination of historical novel, cozy mystery, romance, and thriller. The historical background is interesting and obviously well-researched by the author. Lady Arianna and Lord Saybrook are both experts in using chocolate for exotic desserts, so it's fitting that each chapter begins with a different recipe using chocolate. Some, such as the Chocolate Nut Chews, even seem easy enough to make even if you are not a gourmet cook. There is a short author's note at the end to give perspective to some of the historical elements of the story. The search for a spy to prevent dangerous secrets from being leaked to France is interesting and for the most part, seemed realistic.

Lady Arianna and Lord Saybrook are a great match and wonderful lead characters. Both are unconventional, but have personalities that complement each other. Lord Grentham makes the perfect foil for them.
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By cgreera on June 23, 2014
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As I am always looking for something different in a Regency tale, I was pleasantly surprised by this series. Loved the way the heroine was portrayed and the hero was great, too, none of the wishy-washy stuff . Plot kept moving and held my interest to the end. No foolish circumstances which I like. Hope the author is writing more--- this was the third book- as I am waiting to buy more.
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By Joan McGinley on February 19, 2014
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Appreciate kind of different story. Also appreciate female lead and all that entails. Waiting for more from same author - soon.
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The trio of books by Andrea Penrose are manna for a Foodie /History/Mystery reader. In all three books each chapter is introduced by a recipe for a chocolate something.
I initially bought the books on my Kindle but have now bought tree book copies for my library [ so I can access the recipes easily] and extras to give to my Foodie/Reader friends. From a Chocolate point of view the first book in the set is the best as it includes the history of Chocolate in the Western world as well as recipes!!!. An interested Foodie Reader will note the difference between cocoa and Dutch -processed cocoa for instance - some recipes specifying one or the other.
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By karl fields on August 4, 2013
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Entertaining story that mixes memorable heroine and hero with just enough mystery and intrigue. The setting for the stories provides historical details about the regency period in Europe that I find fascinating. Read all 3 novels. They're fun.
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By Gus on June 1, 2013
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This is a new Author for me and I am very, very happy to have found her. This is a great series for those who like a "cozy" mystery.
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