Tasha Alexander – Uneasy Lies the Crown

A Lady Emily Mystery (Lady Emily Mysteries)

Wow! I love Tasha Alexander’s Lady Emily Mystery series. It’s always a JOY to find an author who is having fun — and Tasha certainly has fun writing these intelligent and witty mysteries. 

In the best tradition of mysteries, there is a hint in her writing of two of my favorite authors: Dorothy L. Sayers and Elizabeth Peters.  

On October 30th we chatted about her latest release, Uneasy Lies the Crown, which is a delightful addition to her series that features the Tower of London. I loved it!  It is beautifully researched and is a double treat as there are two story lines: one set in 1901 and one in 1451. No one does British history and mystery  with such enthusiasm.  

I invited Tasha back in December to talk about her Christmas books. These are wonderful little books that are a real treat for Lady Emily fans. It’s like getting a peak behind the curtains and sure to brighten your Christmas.

In Uneasy Lies the Crown, the thrilling new mystery in Tasha Alexander’s bestselling series, Lady Emily and her husband Colin must stop a serial killer whose sights may be set on the new king, Edward VII.
On her deathbed, Queen Victoria asks to speak privately with trusted agent of the Crown, Colin Hargreaves, and slips him a letter with one last command: Une sanz pluis. Sapere aude. “One and no more. Dare to know.”

You can find her books on Amazon and Barnes & Noble


I have wonderful memories of doing research in the Reading Room of British Museum — so I was delighted to see that Tasha has a photo of this beloved room on her website. We are in agreement that it was just awful that they closed it and turned it into a sad exhibit of the past glory that once filled this room. So many famous authors — and this little girl from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula — worked and studied and wrote in this room.  

Listen to PatZi’s interiew with Tasha on October 30, 2018