Janet Mullany has a deliciously sly, witty, charming voice, making A Most Lamentable Comedy a delightful read. I love bad-girl protagonists, and Lady Caroline Elmhurst certainly qualifies. When she meets Mr. Nicholas Congrevance she doesn’t realize she has met her match – they are both gold diggers in dire financial straits, both assume the other has money, and are both hiding disreputable pasts. Falling in love is not part of either one’s plan. I loved this novel from start to finish. It is extremely funny – I laughed out loud again and again while reading. I have added Ms. Mullany’s Mr. Bishop and the Actress to my to-be-read pile and really look forward to reading more of this author’s work.