Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New Release! Tears of Pearl by Tasha Alexander

Publish Date: September 28, 2010
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352pp

Synopsis: (From the Publisher)
"Looking forward to the joys of connubial bliss, newlyweds Lady Emily and Colin Hargreaves set out toward Turkey for an exotic honeymoon. But on their first night in the city, a harem girl is found murdered—strangled in the courtyard of the Sultan’s lavish Topkapi Palace. Sir Richard St. Clare, an Englishman who works at the embassy in Constantinople, is present and recognizes the girl as his own daughter who was kidnapped twenty years earlier. Emily and Colin promise the heartbroken father they’ll find her killer.

As a woman, Emily is given access to the forbidden world of the harem and quickly discovers that its mysterious, sheltered walls offer no protection from a ruthless murderer. Soon, the Valide (mother to the Sultan) is found strangled with a silken bowstring and the head Eunuch is brutally slain.

When the killer strikes again, kidnapping a concubine and threatening to kill her unless Emily agrees to meet him in secret, she cannot wait for Colin or the authorities to come to her rescue. In a heart-stopping finale, Emily must rely on her own sharp wits if she is to stop a killer bent on taking revenge no matter how many innocent lives he leaves in his wake."


Christy B said...

This cover is definitely prettier than the original.

Marg said...

I was a bit disappointed with this one when I read it. I do like this cover more though.

Blodeuedd said...

How does he recognize her, I mean I have changed in 20 years

Joanne said...

Marg, I agree -- I'm still looking forward to her upcoming release of Dangerous to Know since I enjoyed the first 3 books so much.

Kelly A. said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! We definitely read a lot of the same things, I'm a new follower! :)

Audra said...

Very striking cover!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love the setting of Istanbul! I'll have to check this one out.

Staci said...

I've been meaning to read something by her!!

Svea Love said...

Christy & Marg- I agree, this cover is much better. I will be buying the paperback instead of the hardback this time.

Joanne- I know! I am really looking forward to the new release too :)

Staci- Oh you have to do so! Start from the beginning with And Only to Deceive... it will suck you in :)