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Fortune's Slave By Fidelis Morgan
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Unlikely as it may seem, the Countess finds herself with cash to spare. Unlikelier still, she decides to do the sensible thing and invest it, caught up in London society's new craze for stocks and... More > shares. Overnight, fortunes are being made, wealth amassed from nothing in a frenzy of speculation. And with these new-found riches anything can be bought: commodities, monkeys, even people. But as the Countess and Alpiew learn to their cost, investments can go down as well as up -- helped along by a little embezzlement from those bastions of respectability, bankers and brokers. 'Morgan's novels are a hoot, and packed to the hilt with parody, drama, luscious costumes and gruesome re-enactments. Morgan is adept in contrasting her characters with their surroundings and with each other. She brings dank, disease-ridden London vividly to life, with great humour. The Countess and Alpiew are comic creations of genius. Morgan's roller-coaster romp of a novel is a hard act to follow.' The Herald< Less
The Murder Quadrille By Fidelis Morgan
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There’s a dead body on the Common, so what else can you talk about over dinner? But for a husband and wife whose marriage is on the rocks, their bank manager, their lawyer and his bimbo... More > girlfriend, is it a safe conversation to have, particularly when a writer of lurid crime fiction is also there to make up the numbers. There’s a very sharp knife about the place too. And whatever did happen to the missing librarian? 'Creepy yet hilarious, filled with startling twists and thrills, this one had me laughing even as I was feverishly turning the pages.  Only Fidelis Morgan can pull off a caper with such wit and style!' Tess Gerritsen 'Every time you think you know where the story is going, it performs a switchback worthy of any white knuckle ride. In short, expect the unexpected, because this is a rip-roaring page turner that wrong-foots you at every end and turn.'< Less
Unnatural Fire By Fidelis Morgan
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London 1699. Anastasia Ashby de la Zouche, Baroness Penge, Countess of Clapham, former mistress to Charles II, is an aristocrat on her uppers. Cast into the Fleet Prison, she is forced to turn to... More > journalism. But the Countess and her maidservant encounter more intrigue than they bargained for. 'Hilarious 17th century romp, which combines an authentic slice of history with a tantalising storyline. An authority on the era, Morgan has created an inventive book which wears its learning lightly –like a bawdy P.G.Wodehouse leave you with a keen sense of the period. This is a frolicking good read.' Daily Mail; A Barnes & Noble Discovery Book 2001< Less
The Rival Queens By Fidelis Morgan
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London 1699. Countess Ashby de la Zouche and her maid, the faithful Alpiew, are dashing around, plying their trade as scandal-mongers. Happily, scandals are falling in their laps like ripe plums. But... More > scandal takes on some gravitas when the Countess and Alpiew are hired to solve the murder of a popular leading lady. Amidst an ever-changing cast of actors, hooligans, servants, noblemen, and lunatics, the identity of the murderer remains a true mystery until the end. 'A 1699 version of bawdy London is splendidly brought to life in Fidelis Morgan's The Rival Queens, the second rollicking novel to feature the wiles and conniving intrigues of Countess Ashby de la Zouche and her maidservant Alpiew... Restoration comedy and action, artifice, gunpowder and Samuel Pepys a perfect historical menu of crime and mystery, with the bonus of laughs aplenty.'  The Guardian; 'Steeped in period detail and wit, it's a mystery that is as much fun to read as it is to try to solve.' Minneapolis Star Tribune < Less
The Ambitious Stepmother By Fidelis Morgan
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The Countess Ashby de la Zouche would not be every parent's choice of chaperone for a teenagerm- in France, of all places. The second Mrs Alderman Franklyn-Green, however, will go to any lengths to... More > get rid of her unwanted stepdaughter. And the promise of 100 guineas and a sojourn in the land of gay balls is sufficient to secure the Countess's services, even if the girl is a complete shrew. Sadly, Paris is far from the den of iniquity the Countess and her maidservant Alpiew were hoping for. Worse, any hopes of enjoying fine French cuisine are dashed when a fellow guest is poisoned. "Following on from Unnatural Fire and The Rival Queens, Fidelis Morgan has another winner here." (Kirkus UK) "A third irrepressible outing for the ebullient Countess Ashby de la Zouche and her awesomely bosomed maid, Alpiew, a pair of Restoration detectives dubbed Cagney and Lacey in corsets. Fun never came so lusty." The Guardian< Less
Triple Shorts By Fidelis Morgan
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Short stories, short plays, sketches and monologues and short biographies. How Mata Hari, Helen of Troy and Queen Medb met their ends, parodies of Euripides, Chekhov and Shakespeare, audition... More > speeches and comical revue sketches, a play about Suzanne Valadon and her son Maurice Utrillo plus a selection of short stories of murder and petty crime. A truly entertaining rattlebag of good things by this uniquely talented author.< Less
My Dark Rosaleen By Fidelis Morgan
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"Brilliantly original" - Lynda La Plante. Heritage, history, war and romance interweave in the three dramatic storylines of MY DARK ROSALEEN: 1990 Rosaleen - a middle aged, middle... More > class Englishwoman is languishing in a prison cell on charges of terrorism; 1921 Catherine - an Irish heiress gives up everything to live in the Liverpool dockland slums; 1588 Hugo - a young Spanish boy is plunged into the blood-soaked battles of the Spanish Armada and early 17th century Ireland.< Less

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