Raiders of the Lost Corset
Author: Ellen Byerrum
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Release Date: July 05, 2006
Lacey can't wait to see France for the first time with friend Magda Rousseau, corset creator for Washington D.C.'s wealthiest and kinkiest. Ostensibly seeking Paris fashion as haute couture reporter on budget of The Eye news, her real search is for a gem-lined corset stolen from a Russian princess by Magda's Latvian ancestor soldier in 1912 massacre.
When Magda dies from poison, Lacey and her best friend Stella search a nailed-shut coal cellar in France, overseen by British jewel thief Nigel Griffin and Texas aficionado ex-KGB Gregor Kepelov. Lacey is chloroformed after finding a torn scrip signed by another of the Latvian soldiers. Who can they trust and where can they go next?