Darcie Wilde is the author of the Rosalind Thorne Mysteries, a Regency-set historical mystery series inspired by the novels of Jane Austen, as well as the Regency Makeover Trilogy of eNovellas. Her book Lord of the Rakes was a RT Book Reviews nominee for Best First Historical Romance. Visit her online at DarcieWildeRomance.com.
Praise for And Dangerous to Know Wilde's heroine is not only a useful woman but a highly entertaining one. --Kirkus Reviews The Regency frame is skillfully woven through a story that features surprising plot twists and an engaging subplot concerning Rosalind's dilemma over whom to marry--Harkness or a duke who will allow her to reclaim her past. --Booklist Captivating... Wilde smoothly mixes historical figures and events into a plot that's sure to keep readers turning the pages to see what happens next. Regency fans will be charmed. -Publishers Weekly Rosalind carries the soul of Sherlock Holmes in the world of Elizabeth Bennet, and it's a hard combination to beat. --BookPage Praise for Darcie Wilde's Rosalind Thorne mysteries: Wilde brings the haute monde of early 19th-century London to vivid life, and the characters she peoples it with are complex individuals whose basic decency, or lack of it, is carefully hidden behind a facade of manners and propriety. --Publishers Weekly With plenty of twists and turns, and romance thrown in to boot, A Useful Woman by Darcie Wilde is a delight to read, and I look forward to the next in the series. --Fresh Fiction Rosalind is an interesting, dare I say plucky heroine, a once-rich girl now lowered to live by her wits. She still follows the strict etiquette of her time and lost position, no matter the cost. The asides on what is proper in each situation are amusing, reminiscent of Jane Austen . . . I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and look forward to the next book in the series. --The Historical Novel Society There are a multitude of regency era mystery novels, so it takes a unique twist for an author to set theirs apart. Darcie Wilde has succeeded with A Useful Woman by creating a heroine who, while abandoned by her family, has managed to create a niche in London Society by being necessary due to her usefulness and eye for detail. --Night Owl Reviews