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Elizabeth Chater was the author of more than 24 novels and countless short stories. She received a B.A. from the University of British Columbia and an M.A. from San Diego State University, and joined the faculty of the latter in 1963 where she began a lifelong friendship with science fiction author Greg Bear. She was honored with The Distinguished Teacher award in 1969, and was awarded Outstanding Professor of the Year in 1977. After receiving her Professor Emeritus, she embarked on a new career as a novelist with Richard Curtis as her agent. In the 1950s and 60s she published short stories in Fantastic Universe Magazine and The Saint Mystery Magazine, and she won the Publisher's Weekly short story contest in 1975. She went on to publish 22 romance novels over an 8 year period. She also wrote under the pen names Lee Chater, Lee Chaytor, and Lisa Moore.

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A Delicate Situation (Georgian Romance series Book 1)
by Elizabeth Chater
Thalia Temple, dimple faced and lovely, sometimes has more pride than sense. She even shuns Lord Phillip's attempts to court her, but when she’s plagued by financial troubles, Lord Phillip may be the only person who can help her—if only she can overcome her pride . . . and open her heart.
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The Earl and the Emigree
by Elizabeth Chater
Mademoiselle Cozette deLorme leaves war-torn France for England to track down the only surviving relative of a four-year-old boy whose father and mother were slain. She is to bring the news of this tragedy to the Earl of Stone and Hamer, and to present him with the nephew of whom he is now the guardian. Cozette’s devotion to the small...
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The Marriage Mart
by Elizabeth Chater
Athena always has her nose in a book, despite her grandmother's insistence she find herself a husband. Her grandmother has a plan, take her to London, transform her from an ugly duckling into a swan, and marry her off to the first bachelor too dumb to recognize her intelligence. Her plan backfires when Athena meets the Duke and a social...
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Gallant Lady
by Elizabeth Chater
She paid him to rob her of her jewels, and he stole her heart…. On Yvette’s seventeenth birthday, she’s visited by five men and presented with a dowry from the recently deceased mother she never met, a box of jewels. These men have come to claim guardianship of the beautiful waif, which would give them access to her inheritance....
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The Duke's Dilemma
by Elizabeth Chater
After losing their parents in an accident, older sister Leslie Endale, her two younger sisters, and her brother Daryl, the nine-year-old heir to the Endale estate, run away from their wicked cousin, March Wardell, who is trying to do away with the young heir so that he may capture the earldom for himself. Leslie leads the young orphans...
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A Season for the Heart
by Elizabeth Chater
Miss Melpomene Rand’s only refuge from a life of monotony and cruelty is the extensive library left to her by her grandfather. The fantastic notions and romantic heroes contained in those books are the only thing that distracts her from the abuse of her adopted family. But then a mysterious stranger, the Earl of Austell, finds they...
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The Elizabeth Chater Regency Romance Collection #2
by Elizabeth Chater
THE GAMESTER Griselda Grant has everything: beauty, wealth, and an engagement to a future Baron. But after the death of her father, she's been left as the guardian to her younger brother, Sholto Grant, who, through his drinking and gambling, loses the family property to the infamous Devil Fallon. Griselda devises a scheme to regain the...
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Bait For The Tiger
by Elizabeth Chater
While on a top secret mission investigating the strange happenings in Ore Valley, FBI agent Phil Norton goes missing. The Pentagon brings in Phil’s secret wife, the exotic dancer Valentine Norton. She’s willing to do anything to help get Phil back, even go under cover in a town now overrun by an alien race known as the Masters. A...
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The Elizabeth Chater Regency Romance Collection #1
by Elizabeth Chater
A SEASON FOR THE HEART Miss Melpomene Rand’s only refuge from a life of monotony and cruelty is the extensive library left to her by her grandfather. The fantastic notions and romantic heroes contained in those books are the only thing that distracts her from the abuse of her adopted family. But then a mysterious stranger, the Earl of...
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The Elizabeth Chater Regency Romance Collection #3
by Elizabeth Chater
A DELICATE SITUATION Thalia Temple, dimple faced and lovely, sometimes has more pride than sense. She even shuns Lord Phillip's attempts to court her, but when she’s plagued by financial troubles, Lord Phillip may be the only person who can help her—if only she can overcome her pride . . . and open her heart. THE REFORMED RAKE In...
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A Time To Love
by Elizabeth Chater
After being left destitute by the death of her parents, Moira Lovelace travels by carriage to seek solace at her Cousin Lily's. On the way, the coach is attacked and a handsome but wounded Marquess is left in Moira's care. A mysterious traveler, Major Hilary Norman, comes to assist, and soon Moira realizes that she has captured the...
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Miss Cayley's Unicorn
by Elizabeth Chater
“I will not marry that—that pirate!” Miss Georgina Cayley wishes to escape marrying the scandalous slaver, Captain Ruthbane. Meanwhile, Lord Stephen Delatorr is in an equally precarious position as the target for his mother’s matchmaking machinations. For mutual benefit, Miss Cayley and Lord Stephen agree to solve each others’...
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The Elizabeth Chater Regency Romance Collection #4
by Elizabeth Chater
THE RUNAWAY DEBUTANTE Matilda's father loses everything in a gambling debt, including her, but she courageously flees for her freedom, becoming the personal chef and the delight of Major Bruce. As their love grows for each other, Matilda's past comes back to haunt her. MILADY HOT-AT-HAND Andrea’s sister Pola and her father are...
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Milady Hot-At-Hand
by Elizabeth Chater
Andrea’s sister Pola and her father are mysteriously murdered soon after Pola’s wedding. Andrea pushes through the shock and hurt and devises an intricate plan to disguise herself as a boy to investigate Pola’s husband, Lord Dominic Justin. She soon finds herself not only falling into a trap, but into the arms of the handsome Lord.
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The Elizabeth Chater Regency Romance Collection #5
by Elizabeth Chater
THE EARL AND THE EMIGREE Mademoiselle Cozette deLorme leaves war-torn France for England to track down the only surviving relative of a four-year-old boy whose father and mother were slain. She is to bring the news of this tragedy to the Earl of Stone and Hamer, and to present him with the nephew of whom he is now the guardian....
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Angela
by Elizabeth Chater
Lady Elsingham and Richard Bennet from "The Elsingham Portrait" return in "Angela," but this time Richard has his eyes on another . . . Angela Swann lost her father when she was a teenager, and the Swanholme estate is left in the hands of her overwhelmed and frail mother Marian. Her mother hastily marries the seemingly charming Giles...
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The Random Gentleman
by Elizabeth Chater
Belinda is arranged to marry the Duke of Romsdale, but rather than acquiesce to tradition, she flees to Devon. She soon discovers that the Duke is in pursuit of her, and, disguised as a gypsy, he's endeavoring to win what he believes is his birthright: her heart.
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The Runaway Debutante
by Elizabeth Chater
Matilda's father loses everything because of his irrepressible gambling, including her hand in marriage. To avoid becoming the wife of the brutal Earl of Tark, she courageously flees for her freedom and secures a survival position in the kitchen of a London Inn. While her culinary abilities are exploited by the innkeeper, she has...
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The King's Doll
by Elizabeth Chater
The Duke of Landsdale and his mother are sent a written request from the King of England to take in and support the Comtesse and her beautiful daughter, Tiri. The Duke's mother is enraged by the inconvenience and endeavors to make life as difficult as possible for her unwanted houseguests. To be rid of them once and for all, she begins...
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The Gamester
by Elizabeth Chater
Griselda Grant has everything: beauty, wealth, and an engagement to a future Baron. But after the death of her father, she's left as the guardian to her younger brother, Sholto Grant. When Sholto's drinking and gambling causes him to lose the family estate to the infamous Devil Fallon, Griselda devises a scheme to regain their property....
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The Elsingham Portrait
by Elizabeth Chater
Expecting a marriage proposal but ending up jilted, Kathryn Hendrix wanders into an art gallery and becomes lost in the eyes of a portrait of a beautiful woman painted 200 hundred years before. Suddenly, she’s transported from a modern day metropolis to an eighteenth century English world of luxury and decadence—now occupying the...
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Lord Randal's Tiger
by Elizabeth Chater
Lord Randal found Chloe living in a horse’s stable, dressed in rags. Despite her impoverished appearance, she claims to have an affinity with horses and will one day teach children to ride and care for them properly—as soon as she can get away from her abusive half-brother. Lord Randal is charmed by the big beautiful cat eyes and...
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Lady Dearborn's Debut
by Elizabeth Chater
Clea Bradford’s Aunt, Lady Floss Dearborn, intends on marrying off her niece, though it’s no easy deed finding a suitable parti for a young lady who stands six feet of height, not counting the golden halo of blond hair. Lady Floss goes so far as to announce her niece’s engagement to Glendon, though he couldn’t be more wrong for...
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A Course in Murder
by Elizabeth Chater
Button Gwinnett's first semester in college is fraught with excitement. She's supposed to attend the Freshman Welcome Hop with BMOC Bill Major, but while escaping the unwanted attentions of Dr. McGavin behind the library, she witnesses a murder. The police show up and find a body at the bottom of the cliff. Soon the body count rises, and...
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The Big Sling
by Elizabeth Chater
On a routine flight from Earth to Mars, Captain Mark Rand discovers an attempt to smuggle drugged women in a cargo container. He and the ship's Factor are brought before the Controller. Soon after, the Factor winds up dead—and Captain Rand is falsely accused. But Captain Rand knows exactly who killed the Factor. It is the same man who...
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Lauren's Designs
by Elizabeth Chater
FORMERLY PUBLISHED AS SEPTEMBER SONG The world’s fashion elite are waiting for . . . Lauren’s Designs After her husband passed away, Lauren Rose’s entire life became her clothing line, September Song. With one of the biggest fashion competitions of the year being held on the luxury ocean liner, Queen Elizabeth II, Lauren...
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The Thing on the Stairs and Other Stories
by Elizabeth Chater, Christopher John Chater
Four horror short stories, including the award winning “The Thing in the Toyshop.” “The Thing on the Stairs” Werewolves have guests for dinner, literally. “The Thing in the Toyshop” A father should be more careful about living a secret life. “The Bridge and Supulchre” A Nostradamus prediction comes to horrific...
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Infernal Triangle (Jamie Jarvis Mysteries)
by Elizabeth Chater
When Wilfred first meets Lydia, she’s in the midst of a face-bashing, hair-pulling brawl in a dirty alley in Italy. He breaks up the fight and, feeling sorry for her, gives her the business card of his valet, Wiggins. Wiggins is then murdered. The Assistant Commissioner reluctantly sends for Jamie Jarvis, though dubious of his...
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The Brotherhood of Darkness (Jamie Jarvis Mysteries)
by Elizabeth Chater
On a dull grey morning in August, a boy climbing along the rocky shore near the resort town of Torbay in the south of England discovers a dead body in the surf. When he reports it to the police, he describes seeing a hooded figure atop the cliffs, beckoning him. With this testimony, paranormal police detective Jamie Jarvis knows exactly...
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Emerald Love
by Elizabeth Chater
It’s 1856 and eighteen year-old Brittania Layton is en route to India to be reunited with her parents, whom she hasn't seen in a decade. During her voyage on the S.S. Cleopatra, Tania’s heart is awakened for the first time when she meets Captain Adrian Fairmont. Her friend, Dr. Adam Baird, steadfast and affable, has only aroused...
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Miss Sillithorpe's Hobby (Jamie Jarvis Mysteries)
by Elizabeth Chater
A car looks as if it's hit a brick wall, but it hasn't impacted anything. The jewel thief inside is killed instantly, and paranormal detective Jamie Jarvis is put on the case.
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A Place For Alfreda
by Elizabeth Chater
At birth Alfreda’s father substitutes her for a male so his fortune and title will not be lost. She’s given over to her father’s former governness to raise and care for, who is provided with an allowance in exchanged for her silence. Alfreda grows up aching to know her real family. Now an adult, she goes on a search for the...
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