Bio: Joan Smith is a graduate of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and the Ontario College of Education. She has taught French and English in high school and English in college. When she began writing, her interest in Jane Austen and Lord Byron led to her first choice of genre, the Regency, which she especially liked for its wit and humor. She is the author of over a hundred books, including Regencies, many with a background of mystery, for Fawcett and Walker, contemporary mysteries for Berkley, historical mysteries for Fawcett and St. Martin's, romances for Silhouette, along with a few historicals and gothics. She has had books in the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild, been on Walden's Bestseller list, had two Regencies selected for the Romantic Times ten best ever Regencies, and had one book condensed in a magazine. Her favorite travel destination is England, where she researches her books. Her hobbies are gardening, painting, sculpture and reading. She is married and has three children. A prolific writer, she is currently working on Regencies and various mysteries at her home in Georgetown, Ontario.

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Reprise
Some issues remain unresolved between Prudence Mallow and Lord Dammler of Imprudent Lady. Is he indeed a rake and immoral hedonist? Is she a prudish, intolerant stick-in-the-mud? His play is a roaring success--but so is her "anonymous" book mocking the folly of London society--and him. Who induced Uncle Clarence to set up an atelier with Dammler's former mistress as model? Perhaps these lovers are too different to make a lasting pair....
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Romantic Rebel
Emma Nesbitt's father left everything to his heir, trying to force her into marrying the man. In frustration Emma penned a diatribe against men which got her an invitation from a publisher in Bath, where she decided to settle with her companion. Lord Paton, critic for the Quarterly Review, got the wrong idea about Emma's views ... Regency Romance by Joan Smith; originally published by Fawcett Crest
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Rose Trelawney
Sir Ludwig called her "Rose Trelawney" because she had no memory of who she was. Awaking in a ditch in a snowstorm, "Rose" had eventually found safe haven at Sir Ludwig's home as his sister's governess. But she found herself not unfamiliar with ordering servants about--or the physical desire she felt for Sir Ludwig. Did that make her a married woman or a harlot? Not knowing where she belonged in this dangerous game of kidnapping and art thievery could prove dangerous indeed. Regency Romance by J... more info>>
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Royal Revels
Deirdre Gower, newly betrothed to Lord Belami, expected to marry at once, not rush off to Brighton with her aunt and her fiancé. But the Prince Regent was in double trouble--a beautiful blackmailer and a questionable long-lost son. Could Lord Belami extract Prinney from this coil without losing his fiancée? Regency Romance/Mystery by Joan Smith; second of the quartet of Lord Belami mysteries, originally published by Fawcett.
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Silken Secrets
Mary Anne Judson has an idyllic country life, except perhaps that her Uncle Edwin is of a casually larcenous nature. When he liberates an abandoned--and smuggled--cargo of fine silk and finds himself pursued by the handsome London draper, Mr. Robertson, life becomes rather hectic. And Mary Anne suspects there is more to the stylish draper than meets the eye. Regency Romance by Joan Smith; originally published by Fawcett Crest.
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Strange Capers
Constance Pethel had become accustomed to Lady Savage's "economies" and begging letters to Lord Aiglon to provide money to refurbish his falling-down manor that they occupied. Arriving to discover this deceit, Aiglon decided to put the property on the market, depriving them of their home. But Constance learned that Aiglon was more interested in a stolen shipment of British arms--and herself. Regency Romance by Joan Smith; originally published by Fawcett Crest
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Talk of the Town
Daphne Ingleside's visit to her Aunt Effie in London was meant to add a little spark to her placid country life. And it did--once the two women decided to write Effie's memoirs. For Effie, a faded divorcée, had been the beauty of London in her day, and many of the town feared their misbehavior would be disclosed. The Duke of St. Felix, misinterpreting their project as a means of blackmailing his family, antagonized the sharp-witted, beautiful Daphne to his peril.
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The Barefoot Baroness
Laura Harwood reluctantly agreed to accompany her cousin Olivia, Baroness Pilmore, to London for the season. What did she know about nabbing a husband? But Olivia caught the attention of the famous artist Lord Hyatt, who decided to paint her barefoot. And Laura came along as chaperone. When his lordship's attention shifted to Laura, she feared he would soon discover what a provincial miss she really was. Regency Romance by Joan Smith; originally published by Fawcett Crest
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The Black Diamond
Sylvia Thompson, using the name Jane Bingham, became nursemaid to Bobby Palin in order to find out what had really happened to her sister, Bobby's former helper. In no time she found herself in love with her employer, suspicious of his second wife, and horrified by her sister's fate--which might have been sealed by the infamous black diamond mourning ring. Victorian Gothic by Joan Smith, writing as Jennie Gallant; originally published by Fawcett Crest
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The Blue Diamond
The Congress of Vienna provided international society one party after another. But Lord Moncrief had more diplomatic duties to do in restraining his cousin from purchasing the famed (and stolen) Blue Tavernier diamond. Would the mysterious but suspicious Frenchwoman, Cécile Feydeau, or the enchantingly lovely Austrian, Maria Kruger, win Moncrief's heart in this dangerous intrigue? Regency Mystery/Romance by Joan Smith
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The Devious Duchess
Deirdre Gower refused to ruin her fiancé, Lord Belami, by marrying him--if her aunt proved to have murdered her brother. But the Duchess had brought the ancient Lord Dudley a bowl of stew, and he had succumbed to arsenic poisoning. The Duchess, Sir Nevil Ryder and who else wished to silence the old man before he could change his will? Regency Romance/Mystery by Joan Smith
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The Moonless Night
Marie Boltwood shared the neighborhood excitement about Napoleon being imprisoned aboard ship just outside Plymouth harbor. When two dashing gentlemen--the thoughtful Mr. Benson and the arrogant Lord Sanford--arrived to stay at Bolt Hall, she knew one was a British agent. But who was the other? With intrigue heavy all around her, Marie desperately needed to find out. Regency Romance by Joan Smith writing as Jennie Gallant; originally published by Fawcett Coventry Romance
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The Polka Dot Nude
Audrey Dane rents a quiet cottage to write her biography of the Hollywood star, Rosalie Hart. But the portrait and diaries given her by the actress are stolen--along with Audrey's typewriter and manuscript. Audrey is suspicious of the handsome college professor who has taken the cottage next door--and whose income appears to far exceed that of his profession.
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Thick As Thieves
Eve Denver encountered Richard Dalton when she was fleeing an irate pawnbroker. Unsuspicious of Mr. Dalton's offer to secure a summer house in Brighton, and conscious of his ability to introduce her to the polite world, she took her valuables with her. Only to find that Dalton was using her as bait to trap a burglar? Regency Romance by Joan Smith, writing as Jennie Gallant; originally published by Fawcett Crest
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To Mourn a Murder
Regency ladies are being blackmailed for their most intimate secrets--and for just the amount of money they can be expected to raise quickly. The Berkeley Brigade--Lord Luten, his fianc�, Corinne deCoventry, Sir Reginald Prance and Coffen Pattle, assisted by Lord Byron--are time-after-time outwitted by this mysterious villain. But when a milliner in Brighton is murdered, the pieces start to fall into place? Sixth of the Berkeley Brigade mysteries. Regency Mystery/Romance by Joan Smith; origina... more info>>
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Wiles of a Stranger
Anna van Deusen's father, the most honest man in London, has been arrested as a jewel thief. In an effort to prove his innocence she takes a job as governess to Lucien, whose guardian accused her father. At the Park she discovers fake diamonds, a wife's indiscretion--and Major Morrison, who is not the military man he claims to be? Regency Romance by Joan Smith; originally published by Fawcett Coventry
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Winter Wedding
Clara Christopher had met Lord Allingcote several years previously at a houseparty, when he had chosen her as his flirt. But he'd disappeared from her life, and now reappeared escorting the outrageously beautiful Nel Muldoon to a wedding for his cousin. Though his lordship still had eyes for Clara, she had no intention of ignoring the troublesome Nel. Regency romance by Joan Smith; originally published by Fawcett Crest
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