The Duke Who Knew Too Much

Heart of Enquiry

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Grace Callaway
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#1 National Bestselling Regency Romance!


He's a rake accused of murder. She's the spinster accusing him. Enemies make the hottest lovers. 


"Readers looking for a good historical mystery/romance or a historical with a little more kink will enjoy The Duke Who Knew Too Much." -Smart Bitches, Trashy Books 


"Amazing, spicy, entertaining, tense story, I loved every second." -Rady Reads 


A Stranger to Love 

Alaric McLeod, Duke of Strathaven, is known as the Devil Duke for his wicked ways. Tormented by his past, Alaric knows better than to trust a woman yet finds himself ensnared by a spirited, virtuous virgin—who accuses him of a crime he didn’t commit. Is she his worst nightmare ... or his salvation?


A Novice to Desire 

Emma Kent is an independent country miss cast adrift in the ton. When a depraved encounter with an arrogant rake lands her in intrigue, Emma’s honor compels her to do the right thing. But desire challenges her quest for justice, and she must decide: can she trust her heart to discover the truth? 


Bound by Passion and Peril 

Alaric and Emma engage in a battle of wits and will. As their attraction flares, the true enemy stalks their every move. With danger looming, will they solve the mystery and find true love before it’s too late?


"Has everything that makes a tale excellent; a headstrong lovely heroine, a damaged too serious hero, a rowdy bunch of loving family members that are living and close and then the amazing adventure to peel back like an onion to find the many layers of the plot. This writer to me is in the leagues of Johanna Lindsey, Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn and Amanda Quick.” -Kathie, Amazon


Grace's books feature sizzling hot historical romance, fun and feel-good happily ever afters, and intriguing mystery and adventure. This book can be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel and as a part of Grace's interconnected series.


Heart of Enquiry (The Kents) (hot Regency romance series):

Prequel Novella: The Widow Vanishes (Will & Annabel)

#1: The Duke Who Knew Too Much (Alaric & Emma)

#2: M is for Marquess (Gabriel & Thea)

#3: The Lady Who Came in from the Cold (Marcus & Penny)

#4: The Viscount Always Knocks Twice (Richard & Violet)

#5: Never Say Never to an Earl (Sinjin & Polly)

#6: The Gentleman Who Loved Me (Andrew & Primrose)


Lady Charlotte's Society of Angels (hot Victorian romance series):

#1: Olivia and the Masked Duke (Olivia & Ben, Preorder for Feb 18, 2021)


Game of Dukes (hot Victorian romance series):

#1: The Duke Identity (Harry & Tessa)

#2: Enter the Duke (Ransom & Maggie)

#3: Regarding the Duke (Garrity & Gabby)

#4: The Duke Redemption (Wickham & Beatrice)

#5: The Return of the Duke (Knighton & Fancy)

#6: Steamy Winter Wishes: A Hot Historical Romance Short Story (featuring characters from all of Grace's series)


Mayhem in Mayfair (hot Regency romance series):

#1: Her Husband's Harlot (Helena & Nicholas)

#2: Her Wanton Wager (Percy & Gavin)

#3: Her Protector's Pleasure (Marianne & Ambrose)

#4: Her Prodigal Passion (Charity & Paul)


Keywords: duke, rake, lord, aristocracy, virgin, heroine, spinster, wallflower, bluestocking, historical mystery, suspense, detective agency, female sleuth, Scottish, regency, Victorian, romance, family saga, series, tortured hero, romantic comedy, enemies to lovers

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A passionate new historical romance from USA Today Bestseller Grace Callaway


A Widow Gone Wild


After the tragic ending to her marriage, Pippa, the widowed Countess of Longmere, vows never to fall in love again. The former paragon decides to live life by her own rules, finding new purpose as an agent with Lady Charlotte Fayne’s investigative society. As Pippa embarks on a dangerous mission, she encounters a man from her past who reawakens her youthful dreams and ignites her deepest desires…


A Brute with a Noble Heart


After surviving brutal beginnings, Timothy Cullen has become the powerful leader of the mudlarks, a gang of scavengers dealing in goods and information. Known as the Prince of Larks, Cull is a feared and mythical figure in the London underworld, and he lives in the shadows, using his mystique to protect those under his care. Yet beneath his scarred façade beats a secret longing: to be seen by the woman he has loved from afar since he was a lad…


A Love that Defies Destiny


Brought together by a deadly mystery, Pippa and Cull discover fiery passion and all-consuming love. Yet their enemies, past and present, are closing in. In order to survive, they must surrender their secrets and trust in love…before time runs out. 


Grace's books feature sizzling hot historical romance, fun and feel-good happily ever afters, and exciting mystery and adventure. Her books are standalones which can also be enjoyed as part of her interconnected series.


LADY CHARLOTTE'S SOCIETY OF ANGELS (hot Victorian romance)

#1 Olivia and the Masked Duke

#2 Pippa and the Prince of Secrets (Preorder for 9/9/21)


GAME OF DUKES (hot Victorian romance)

#1 The Duke Identity (Harry &Tessa)

#2 Enter the Duke (Ransom & Maggie)

#3 Regarding the Duke (Garrity & Gabby)

#4 The Duke Redemption (Wickham & Beatrice)

#5 The Return of the Duke (Severin & Fancy)

#6 Steamy Winter Wishes: A Hot Historical Romance Short Story (featuring characters from all of Grace's series)


HEART OF ENQUIRY (THE KENTS) (hot Regency romance)

Prequel Novella: The Widow Vanishes (Will & Annabel)

#1 The Duke Who Knew Too Much (Alaric & Emma)

#2 M is for Marquess (Gabriel & Thea)

#3 The Lady Who Came in from the Cold (Marcus & Penny)

#4 The Viscount Always Knocks Twice (Richard & Violet)

#5 Never Say Never to an Earl (Sinjin & Polly)

#6 The Gentleman Who Loved Me (Andrew & Primrose)


MAYHEM IN MAYFAIR (hot Regency romance):

#1 Her Husband's Harlot (Helena & Nicholas)

#2 Her Wanton Wager (Percy & Gavin)

#3 Her Protector's Pleasure (Marianne & Ambrose)

#4 Her Prodigal Passion (Charity & Paul)


Praise for Grace’s Books:


"The chemistry between the characters is absolutely explosive…This was an incredibly steamy, emotional, and all-consuming read that I could read again and again." -Candace, Goodreads


"This is the kind of story that made me a Grace Callaway fan: the likable characters, the suspense, a fast-moving story line, and (of course!) a heaping helping of HOT!" -MG, Goodreads


“This writer to me is in the leagues of Johanna Lindsey, Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn and Amanda Quick.” -Kathie, Amazon


“Callaway is a talented writer and as skilled at creating a vivid sense of the Regency period as she is at writing some of the best, most sensual love scenes I’ve read in a long while.” -Night Owl Reviews


“Grace Callaway writes the way Loretta Chase would if she got kind of dark and VERY naughty.” -Nicole, Goodreads


“This book was everything historical romance lovers want in a book. Angst, sexy scenes, and two people who are meant for each other.” -Amanda, Goodreads 

 

“Grace Callaway is becoming one of my all-time favorite authors. The Kent’s remind me so much of the Mallory-Anderson saga from Johanna Lindsay or the Spy series from Julie Garwood. I’ve read those books so many times and now I find myself rereading Grace’s books.” -Vivian, Amazon


From USA Today & International Bestselling Author Grace Callaway

 

A passionate night at a masquerade uncovers their deepest desires...but will the light of day destroy their perfect fantasy? Find out in this sensual and heart-melting twist on Beauty and the Beast!

~Winner of the Maggie Award for Excellence ~

~Winner of the NJRW Golden Leaf~

~National Reader's Choice Award Finalist~

~NTRWA Carolyn Reader's Choice Award Finalist~


"You get all the feels in all the right places when reading a Grace Callaway book....The love affair between Wick and Bea is beautiful (and scorching)." -Angela, Goodreads


A Lady Looking for Sin

Once London’s reigning debutante, Lady Beatrice Wodehouse is poised for a life of happiness when an accident shatters her dreams. Renamed Lady Beastly by vicious gossips, she flees loss and betrayal, escaping to the countryside. There, she finds solace in anonymity and discovers new purpose, turning her estate into a haven for society’s outcasts. Yet a shard of her old dream remains: she yearns for a taste of forbidden passion…  


A Gentleman in Search of Redemption

Once London’s most feckless rake, Wickham Murray has fought to redeem his honor and prove that he is more than a shallow Adonis. Now a railway industrialist, he’s as renowned for his prowess in the boardroom as in the bedchamber. His latest venture will be the greatest success of his career: the only obstacle is a stubborn country spinster who refuses to sell him her land. On his way to negotiate with her, he stops at a masquerade, where an encounter with a masked lady changes everything he thought he knew about desire… 


Their Timeless Tale

Negotiations go from heated to scorching as Bea and Wick discover that they are not only opponents in business but lovers bonded by a night of ecstasy that neither can forget. As they wrestle with all-consuming passion and blossoming love, they must also contend with deadly attacks from a mysterious foe. In order to survive, they will have to unravel dark secrets…and trust the truth of their own hearts.


The Duke Redemption is the 4th book in the Game of Dukes series, which features hot, sexy romance, fun and feel-good happily ever afters, and intriguing mystery and adventure. This book can be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel and is also part of a series. The chronological order for Grace's series follows below: 


Game of Dukes series (hot historical romance): 

Book 1: The Duke Identity (Harry &Tessa) 

Book 2: Enter the Duke (Ransom & Maggie) 

Book 3: Regarding the Duke (Garrity & Gabby)

Book 4: The Duke Redemption (Wickham & Beatrice)

Book 5: The Return of the Duke (Knight & Fancy) 


Heart of Enquiry (Kent family saga) series (hot Regency romance): 

Prequel Novella: The Widow Vanishes (Will & Annabel) 

Book 1: The Duke Who Knew Too Much (Alaric & Emma) 

Book 2: M is for Marquess (Gabriel & Thea) 

Book 3: The Lady Who Came in from the Cold (Marcus & Penny) 

Book 4: The Viscount Always Knocks Twice (Richard & Violet) 

Book 5: Never Say Never to an Earl (Sinjin & Polly) 

Book 6: The Gentleman Who Loved Me (Andrew & Primrose) 


Mayhem in Mayfair series (hot Regency romance): 

Book 1: Her Husband's Harlot (Helena & Nicholas) 

Book 2: Her Wanton Wager (Percy & Gavin) 

Book 3: Her Protector's Pleasure (Marianne & Ambrose) 

Book 4: Her Prodigal Passion (Charity & Paul)

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Publisher
Grace Callaway
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Published on
Jan 8, 2015
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9781939537058
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English
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Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Romance / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Scottish
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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