And Only To Deceive

By Tasha Alexander (William Morrow)


Publishing under a pen name, Tasha Gutting Tyska ’92 serves up a suspenseful historic mystery. Set in Victorian England, the story follows Emily, widow of Philip, Viscount Ashton, as she begins to find out more about his favorite field of study, classic antiquity. During her trips to various museums, she discovers signs of art forgery and begins to investigate, hoping to recover the stolen artifacts. Along the way she also must deal with the intricacies of Victorian society and romance.

The book has been praised for its mixture of suspense, romance and mystery, wrapped in artfully designed Victorian period details.

(October 2005)