...charming historical. A sweet romance, an unusual plot, and a young woman who just can't keep her nose out of any unsolved puzzle. Light reading for a cozy evening. - JLB
...all about illusions and things not always being as they first seem. It's refreshing to read a story about a heroine seeking an education. Mix that with a handsome hero and a little romance, it makes for a delightful read. - Teri Donaldson
Some seriously clever sleight of hand is needed if aspiring lawyer Caro Addison is ever going to enjoy this Christmas. To avoid an unwanted marriage proposal, she needs a distraction as neat as the tricks used by The Phantom, the audacious diamond thief who has left Scotland Yard clueless.
While her detective inspector uncle methodically hunts the villain, Caro decides to investigate a suspect of her own – the handsome Tobias Black, a magician extraordinaire, known as The Dark Duke. He’s the only one with the means, motive and opportunity but the art of illusion means not everything is as it seems, in both crime and affairs of the heart.
As Christmas Day draws near, Caro must decide whether it is worth risking reputations and friendships in order to follow her desires.