The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. She has won a digital copy of Broken Heart Attack by James J. There's more than romance in the air this Valentine's Day! And looks they have just that concerning Nicholas Drake. Talk about a comedy of manners! Together, they must connect the dots in a nefarious web of greed, neglect, secrecy, and murder. But Drake is no innocent-he is a thief who has been blackmailing many of the leading members of London society. Mi è piaciuta, invece, come è stata ricostruita l'atmosfera della Londra alla fine del regno della regina Vittoria.
This is the most enjoyable series that I have read in a while. She also belongs to the Archivist Society, a group that helps find out the truth for people in need of justice. She particularly likes historical mysteries and the feeling of time travel a good historical book can give the reader. Anyway, this one was really, really good and love the cover. If you are not as picky as I am, you'll probably enjoy this, it does have it's redeeming features. Not even a steaming pile - an inert pile.
But the missing thief and his abductor are not the only ones to elude Georgia Fenchurch. As I am required to give stars I reluctantly give it a one star rating. When a frantic woman comes to Georgia claiming that her neighbor, Nicholas Drake, has been abducted by the notorious Duke of Blackford, Georgia and the Archivist Society agree to take the case. The budding romance between Georgia and the brooding Duke of Blackford was fun to read about. The members of the Archivist Society including Sir Broderick, Lady Westover and her grandson Inspector Grantham. For tips on being a librarian, check out the Librarian Manual. I have to give kudos for the setup to the climax and the revealing of the killer which were blood pumping.
The Vanishing Thief was an interesting read, I think had it been set in modern times it would have been less interesting. Despite opportunity, motive and incriminating evidence, Cathy declares her innocence and enlists her mah jongg pals—Sydney Bonner and her cronies Marianne, Micki, and Kat—to help save her from the death penalty. But Drake is no innocent—he is a thief who has been blackmailing many of the leading members of London society. You should be out searching for him. The mystery was great, filled with twists and turns among polite society. I regretted it after not even a quarter of the way into the first book.
. The plot line was both poorly constructed and predictable. It is a drone, and it appears to be buzzing around the balloons, checking them out. My problems with The Vanishing Thief are many: 1. I'm intrigued by the secondary and ongoing mystery about the death of Georgia's parents, and of course I want to know when Blackford will turn up again! To find Drake and discover who is behind his abduction, Georgia and her beautiful assistant, Emma, will have to leave the cozy confines of their bookshop and infiltrate the inner circles of the upper crust - with the help of the dashing but dubious Duke of Blackford himself. Price will do anything Waxpool tells him to do.
I recently read a Christmas short story by this author which I liked and which was well done. I had a very hard time setting this book down to go do anything else, and read most of it in a day. All the characters seem to speak the same way - Georgia's tone is indistinguishable from that of her aunt, Emma, Phyllida and so on. Frantic Edith Carter claims notorious handsome Duke of Blackford abducted neighbor Nicholas Drake - actually a thief and blackmailer. The parties and the hidden agendas are all clues to what happened to Nicholas Drake.
With a mounting death toll, Olivia knows she must unmask the killer or be the next to die. I found this book to be most enjoyable even though there were so many characters, but each played an integral part to the storyline and hopefully many will be brought back in future books. This was a great late Victorian mystery. But Drake is no innocent—he is a thief who has been blackmailing many of the leading members of London society. And this is how our charming heroine, Georgia, conducts her investigations.
But Drake is no innocent -- he is a thief who has been blackmailing many of the leading members of London society. As war between Germany and Britain stalks closer, the hunt for a Nazi collaborator intensifies. I have ordered book 2. The romance elements were handled to deliver a hint of what might develop, providing some suspense and tension to keep the reader wondering and hoping. Georgia Fenchurch appears to be an unassuming antiquarian bookseller in Victorian London, but the life she leads is as exciting as any adventure novel. I had just finished Shadow of Night and was not sure what I wanted to read so that did not help. A second mystery was interwoven within the story which was also intriguing.
Instead, she finds herself embroiled in theft, blackmail, lies, secret marriages, and murder. The members of the Archivist Society including Sir Broderick, Lady Westover and her grandson Inspector Grantham. But the missing thief and his abductor are not the only ones to elude Georgia Fenchurch. And there is a nugget of history at the base of every one of my plots. Can't wait for the next book. The supporting characters were also interesting enough that I never got bogged down with the large number of them. The Duke of Blackford is dangerous and influential, but the reader senses he has met his match in Georgia - but are his intentions toward her honorable? Olivia Denis discovers her father kneeling over the body of a man…a man who supposedly drowned in the Channel years before.
The new mystery set in Victorian England from the author of The Vanishing Thief. Every system and plot point is contrived to loop in the unnecessary title character why pass messages by putting one in a hat box and then hiring someone to steal it? As Georgia and the Archivist Society sift through the details and lies that they hear from every corner of the investigation she finds herself attracted to the Duke who supposedly kidnapped Nicholas Drake. The small town of North Harbor, Michigan, is just not big enough for the two of them: flamboyant phony Maria Romanov and feisty Nana Jo. It is not quite what you expect. At times it was hard to keep everyone straight--at least for me.