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Miss Tonks Turns to Crime, The Poor Relation Series

From the New York Times–bestselling author: When a hotel designed to keep destitute nobility afloat burns down, a spinster commits a daring heist.

The Poor Relation is a London hotel owned and run by high society’s down and out. When it burns to the ground, the genteel paupers who work there hatch a plan to save their golden goose. Enter Lady Tonks, a spinster about to shed her meek and mousy image by posing as a highwayman to rob her wealthy sister’s coach. But when Miss Tonks mistakenly stops the carriage of the dashing Lord Eston, she not only gains an accomplice to her crime, but an irresistible suitor for her debutante niece. That is, if the bumbling Miss Tonks actually succeeds in saving her and her friends from ruin. As it turns out, Miss Tonks has more than a few tricks up her sleeve . . .

“Combines zany characters with lighthearted romance and a well-developed scenario to produce an engaging Regency.” —Library Journal

M. C. Beaton

M. C. Beaton is the pen name of bestselling novelist Marion Chesney. The author has written under various names, most notably as M. C. Beaton for her Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin series. The Agatha Raisin novels have recently been adapted into a hit television show starring Ashley Jensen and are available to watch on Acorn TV. She is also the prolific writer of Regency romances, beloved for their wit and historical accuracy. The Poor Relation series, which chronicles adventures of love and scandal at one of one of Londons most popular hotels, has also been optioned for television. Marion has also has written under the names Sarah Chester, Helen Crampton, Ann Fairfax, Marion Gibbons, Jennie Tremaine, and Charlotte Ward. Born in Scotland, the author began her writing career as a fiction buyer for a Glasgow bookstore and has worked as a theater critic, newspaper reporter, and editor. She has lived in the United States, but now splits her time between the Cotswolds, England and Paris, France.

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