All library locations are closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.

Banquet of lies: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Frightened for her life after her father, a British spy, is murdered, Giselle Barrington flees with the secret document her father gave her for safekeeping. Needing to hide from those now chasing her, and knowing that no one would look for a wealthy young society lady in a kitchen, she takes a job as a cook for a nobleman, determined to use her anonymity to uncover the murderer. Life below stairs gives her a new perspective on the hard realities of servants' lives, even though she's a highly paid one. And when her employer is drawn not only into her investigations, but also to her, they find themselves faced with the power imbalance between servant and master.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 5d805b7e-8043-611a-2759-288e83b0fbe7
Full title banquet of lies
Author diener michelle
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-25 23:21:42PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-25 23:59:23PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Michelle Diener
author_display Diener, Michelle
available_at_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Bellevue - Adult Fiction
display_description A young noblewoman flees to London and poses as a servant to evade a murderer in this richly detailed and "compelling" (Publishers Weekly) historical novel.

LONDON, 1812: Giselle Barrington is living a double life, juggling the duties of chef with those of spy catcher. She must identify her father's savage killer before the shadowy man finds her and uncovers the explosive political document her father entrusted to her safekeeping.
Posing as a French cook in the home of Lord Aldridge, Giselle is surrounded by unlikely allies and vicious enemies. In the streets where she once walked freely among polite society, she now hides in plain sight, learning the hard lessons of class distinction and negotiating the delicate balance between servant and master.
Lord Aldridge's insatiable curiosity about his mysterious new chef blurs the line between civic duty and outright desire. Carefully watching Giselle's every move, he undertakes a mission to figure out who she really is—and, in the process, plunges her straight into the heart of danger when her only hope for survival is to remain invisible.
format_catalog Book, eBook
format_category_catalog Books, eBook
id 5d805b7e-8043-611a-2759-288e83b0fbe7
isbn 9781451684452, 9781451684469
item_details ils:CARL0000421455|35192044865016|Bellevue - Adult Fiction|Fiction Diener|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BL||, overdrive:01bc7f55-1192-41ee-8e63-0a31d66ddcf8|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2018-05-26T04:59:23.941Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Diener
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids
primary_isbn 9781451684452
publishDate 2013
record_details ils:CARL0000421455|Book|Books|First Gallery Books trade paperback edition.|English|Gallery Books,|2013.|338 pages ; 21 cm., overdrive:01bc7f55-1192-41ee-8e63-0a31d66ddcf8|eBook|eBook||English|Gallery Books|2013|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog ils:CARL0000421455|35192044865016|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:01bc7f55-1192-41ee-8e63-0a31d66ddcf8|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Courts and courtiers -- Fiction, Great Britain -- History -- Henry VIII, 1509-1547 -- Fiction, Historical fiction, English
title_display Banquet of lies : a novel
title_full Banquet of Lies, Banquet of lies : a novel / Michelle Diener
title_short Banquet of lies :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Courts and courtiers, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, English, History