Poison or Protect
Delightfully Deadly Novella 1
Author Gail Carriger
Release Date June 21st, 2016
Series Delightfully Deadly Series
Pages 147


Lady Preshea Villentia, the Mourning Star, has four dead husbands and a nasty reputation. Fortunately, she looks fabulous in black. What society doesn’t know is that all her husbands were marked for death by Preshea’s employer. And Preshea has one final assignment.

It was supposed to be easy, a house party with minimal bloodshed. Preshea hadn’t anticipated Captain Gavin Ruthven – massive, Scottish, quietly irresistible, and… working for the enemy. In a battle of wits, Preshea may risk her own heart – a terrifying prospect, as she never knew she had one.

About Edit

Gail's first foray into hybrid land, romance featuring a several-times widowed Preshea and the gentle Scottish captain who could change everything.[1]

Chapter Titles Edit

  • Chapter One: The Game Begins
  • Chapter Two: A Most Inferior Assignment
  • Chapter Three: A Scottish Captain Will Not Be Handled
  • Chapter Four: Dangling Feet and Participles
  • Chapter Five: Ghostly Consequences
  • Chapter Six: Riding Lessons
  • Chapter Seven: The Efficaciousness of Muff Pistols
  • Chapter Eight: A Scotsman Without His Banyan
  • Chapter Nine: The Deadlier of the Species
  • Chapter Ten: A Scotsman Without His Beard

Timeline Edit

This novella takes place in the Spring of 1867, between Manners & Mutiny and Soulless.

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  1. Gail Carriger's blog.
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