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Pen name  Tasha Alexander
Children  Alexander
Period  2005-Present
Spouse  Andrew Grant
Nationality  United States
Role  Author
Language  English
Name  Tasha Alexander

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Born  1 December 1969 (aged 42) South Bend, Indiana
Books  And only to deceive, A Fatal Waltz, A Poisoned Season, Death in the Floating, Tears of Pearl
Similar People  Andrew Grant, Deanna Raybourn, Janet Quin‑Harkin, Lauren Willig, Charles Finch

Alma mater  University of Notre Dame

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Tasha Alexander (born 1969) is an American author who writes New York Times bestselling historical mystery fiction.


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She credits her parents, both philosophy professors, for encouraging her to read and write. She received a B.A. from Notre Dame in English with a concentration in Medieval Studies.

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In 2002, while living in New Haven, Connecticut, she started work on her first novel, after being inspired by a passage in Dorothy L. Sayers's Gaudy Night. Carolyn Marino at William Morrow acquired the book, And Only to Deceive, which was published in 2005 as the first installment of the Lady Emily series. Following a move to Franklin, Tennessee, where Alexander wrote her second novel in a local Starbucks, she eventually relocated to Chicago, where she married British novelist Andrew Grant (brother of bestselling author Lee Child) in 2010.

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In 2007, Minotaur Books lured her away from William Morrow. She is now edited by Charles Spicer and is the imprint's top writer of historical mysteries. Alexander's work has been translated into more than a dozen languages and has been nominated for the Bruce Alexander Award and the RT Reviewers Choice Award. She has a reputation for being extremely careful about accuracy in her novels and is meticulous about research.

The Lady Emily series

The Lady Emily series is set in the 1890s in cities across Europe and follows the adventures of a young, Victorian widow about to come out of mourning after the death of her husband.

  1. And Only to Deceive (2005). ISBN 978-0060756710
  2. A Poisoned Season (2007). ISBN 978-0061174148
  3. A Fatal Waltz (2008). ISBN 978-0061174223
  4. Tears of Pearl (2009). ISBN 978-0312383701
  5. Dangerous to Know (2010). ISBN 978-0312383794
  6. A Crimson Warning (2011). ISBN 978-0312661755
  7. Death in the Floating City (2012). ISBN 978-0312661762
  8. Behind the Shattered Glass (2013). ISBN 978-1250024701
  9. The Counterfeit Heiress (2014). ISBN 978-1250024695
  10. The Adventuress: A Lady Emily Mystery (2015) ISBN 978-1-250-05826-3
  11. A Terrible Beauty (2016) ISBN 978-1-4104-9613-3
  12. Death in St. Petersburg (October 2017)
  • "Star of the East" (novella, 2014)
  • "That Silent Night: A Lady Emily Christmas Story" (e-short story; 2015) ISBN 978-1466892774
  • Other books

  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age, novelization, (2007); ISBN 978-0061431234
     based on motion picture screenplay written by William Nicholson and Michael Hirst;
     published to coincide with release of 2007 film Elizabeth: The Golden Age, starring Cate Blanchett and Clive Owen.
  • Short story

  • "Preparations" Kwik Krimes, ed. Otto Penzler, (2013). ISBN 978-1612183008
  • References

    Tasha Alexander Wikipedia