A Study in Scandal begins a charming series featuring The Ladies' Amateur Sleuth Society, dedicated to solving crimes. Their first case comes when sleuth Lady Amelia Watersfield discovers her father's statue of Nefertiti has been stolen.

Infatuated with Sherlock Holmes, Amelia expects the Scotland Yard detective assigned to the case to be a kindly, gray-haired gentleman, not the handsome, virile inspector, Colin Brindley, who is quite a temptation to staid, practical Amelia.

Brindley doesn't want or need Amelia meddling in his case, but her persistence first earns his attention, then his respect.

The case is fascinating and the possible motives intriguing, but the passion between them sizzles as they, and the ladies of the society, place themselves in danger to ferret out a ruthless thief.

DeHart combines humor, passion and a delightful mystery to charm readers with an enjoyable tale. Her clever balancing of suspense and romance holds readers' attention and will have you wondering what her ladies will be up to next. SENSUAL (Mar., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin