The Masque of the Black TulipBook - 2006
The author of The Secret History of the Pink Carnationcontinues the romantic adventures of Englands greatest spy with a newly arrived adversary from France, the murderous Black TulipThe Pink Carnation, historys most elusive spy and Englands only hope for preventing a Napoleonic invasion, returns in Lauren Willigs dazzling imaginative new historical romance. The Masque of the Black Tulipopens with the murder of a courier from the London War Office, his confidential dispatch for the Pink Carnation stolen. Meanwhile, the Black Tulip, Frances deadliest spy, is in England with instructions to track down and kill the Pink Carnation. Only Henrietta Uppington and Miles Dorrington know where the Pink Carnation is stationed. Using a secret code book, Henrietta has deciphered a message detailing the threat of the Black Tulip. Meanwhile, the War Office has enlisted Miles to track down the notorious French spy before he (or she) can finish the deadly mission. But what Henrietta and Miles dont know is that while they are trying to find the Black Tulip (and possibly falling in love), the Black Tulip is watching them. Praise for The Secret History of the Pink Carnation: Willig has an ear for quick wit and an eye for detail. Her fiction debut is chock-full of romance, sexual tension, espionage, adventure, and humor. Library Journal Willigs imaginative debut. . . is a decidedly delightful romp. Booklist A sexy, smirking, determined-to-charm historical-romance debut. Kirkus ReviewsThe sparks fly. Publishers Weekly
Publisher: New York : Dutton, 2006, c2005.
Characteristics: 406 p. ; 24 cm.