Out of the closet Hiding in a closet to avoid a scoundrel leads Emma Grayson into even more trouble when she lands in the arms of Edison Stokes in the delectable Regency I Thee Wed by Amanda Quick (Bantam, $23.95, 055310084X).

Quick, the pseudonymous Jayne Ann Krentz, brings along her signature contemporary suspense skills to this tale of a lady's companion who finds she requires a gentleman in her life. But when the scoundrel turns up dead in her bedroom, Emma finds that she also needs an alibi for murder which Stokes readily provides. But Edison Stokes hides secrets of his own . . .

Emma and Stokes combine sharp wits and skillful ripostes with snappy charm that will keep you eagerly turning the page.

Sandy Huseby writes from her homes in Fargo, North Dakota, and Nevis, Minnesota. She is online at shuseby@aol.com.

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