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The Masque of the Black Tulip

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Lauren Willig

Narrated By: Kate Reading

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: December 2005

Duration: 14 hours 43 minutes


The Pink Carnation, history's most elusive spy and England's only hope for preventing a Napoleonic invasion, returns in Lauren Willig's dazzling, imaginative new historical romance. The Masque of the Black Tulip opens with the murder of a courier from the London War Office, his confidential dispatch for the Pink Carnation stolen. Meanwhile, the Black Tulip, France's deadliest spy, is in England with instructions to track down and kill the Pink Carnation. Only Henrietta Uppington and Miles Dorrington know where the Pink Carnation is stationed. Using a secret code book, Henrietta has deciphered a message detailing the threat of the Black Tulip. Meanwhile, the War Office has enlisted Miles to track down the notorious French spy before he (or she) can finish the deadly mission. But what Henrietta and Miles don't know is that while they are trying to find the Black Tulip (and possibly falling in love), the Black Tulip is watching them.


  • Anonymous

    Amusing, romantic, and a bit sexy - not deep or important fiction, but good entertainment.

  • Anonymous

    This is wonderful -- Lauren Willig is excellent at rounding out her characters and writing her dialog in a way that keeps the reader entranced. I particularly enjoyed her strong, intelligent women (with senses of humor)!

  • Kathleen Ross

    I enjoyed these characters even more than those in Pink Carnation. But as I said in my review of that one, sometimes the sex is a bit much when what you want is just a good spy novel with a bit of romance.