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A decent murder mystery set in Regency London It s well written and I especially liked
female protagonistAs for the characterhe left me curiously incurious As one of the reviewers mentioned the author makes a strategic decision not to delve too deeply into the pasts of her protagonists She seems to be setting the hook to encourage the readers to pick up future books in the series to learn about them but that choice led to a paper thin characterization I felt disconnected especially from the hero The Earl of Wrexford was bored Gambling and women offered little new excitement Even his hypotheses and scientific experiments lacked immediate answers And then he was accused of murder Someone had set him up It became a matter of expedience to solve the mystery It ave him purpose which he hadn t felt in a long time The crime was now like a thorn rubbing against raw skin Wrexford appreciated coherent patterns and logical explanations AJ uill aka the widow Mrs Charlotte Sloane used her experience to draw uncannily accurate pen and ink drawings The two people formed an odd friendship of sorts Just as important to the mystery was Tyler Wrexford s patient and knowledgeable valet his friend Kit I wanted to know of his past Henning the ruff Scottish man of medicine and Charlotte s scamps Raven and Hawk I loved #The Way These Characters #way these characters written There was a secret Series A Wrexford and Sloane Mystery 1Publication Date June 27 2017An impeccably written exciting intriguing engrossingly tangled and twisted regency mystery I couldn t put it down once I started reading it The characters are fully developed and deep with flaws and secrets I m sure we ll learn about as the series oes on I am so very excited that this is a series and we will et to know them all better If you are a fan of Sebastian St Cyr mysteries
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you will absolutely LOVE this oneThis is the first book I will absolutely LOVE this oneThis is the first book I read by Andrea Penrose or any of her other pen names Cara Elliott for Grand Central and Andrea Pickens for NAL but I can t wait to read of this series and to also check out her other Regency mystery seriesI have to admit that my two favorite characters in the book are the two street urchins Raven and Hawk They are intelligent and wise beyond their years and even though they have lived their lives alone in the stews of St Giles they still have sweet and innocent hearts It will be interesting to see if over time they ive up being street urchins and let Charlotte care for themSince the series is named uill Mystery I assume that the main character will be Charlotte Sloane also known as A J uill She is the most popular satirical cartoonist in England but she must Animal Babies guard her identity andender She is very intelligent feisty and not afraid of anything at least she thinks she isn t One of the facts that is uncovered in this mystery is the facts behind the death of her talented artist husband Anthony She also has another even bigger secret in her past and it is hinted at but not revealed in this bookThe Earl of Wrexford has a brilliant logical scientific mind and thinks he is incapable of any of the softer feelings He is also a brilliant chemist although he keeps that part of his life well hidden All is logic with Wrexford So when everyone thinks he s the person who murdered a Reverend he s been publicly feuding with he decides that he must solve the murder in order to save himself His first order of business is to uncover the identity of A J uill who has been skewering him in cartoons The drawings are absolutely too accurate and therefore the artist must know something There is also some hinted mystery with the death of Wrexford s brother and I came to feel as if that was what caused Wrexford to close himself off from the softer feelings in lifeAlthough there is no romance in this book bet. In Regency London an unconventional scientist and a fearless female artist form an unlikely alliance to expose unspeakable evil The Earl of Wrexford possesses a brilliant scientific mind but boredom and pride lead him to re.
Andrea Penrose » 6 read & downloadOffenders and Detainees goings on Scientific experiments secret clubs occult rituals reveal the underbelly of London society but could also be linked to the death of Charlotte s husband The plot is complex and there is uite a lotoing on The story is not h I ve qasas-ul-quran given this a B at AAR so that s 45 starsMurder on Black Swan Lane is the first book in a new series of Regency era historical mysteries by Andrea Penrose who also writes as Andrea Pickens and Cara Elliot which sees a satirical cartoonist teaming up with a scientifically minded earl to investigate a couple ofruesome murders The mystery is well put together and includes some fascinating detail about the chemical sciences as they were understood at the beginning of the 19th century the author has clearly done her homework and we re introduced to an engaging set of characters who will I hope continue to appear throughout the seriesThe Earl of Wrexford who doesn t appear to have an actual name just a title has recently been publicly denounced as the worst kind of dissolute rake by the pompous puffed up Reverend Josiah Holworthy Never one to suffer fools ladly and the sort of man whom boredom inspires to ever reckless behaviour Wrexford responds to his accuser by unleashing his razor sharp wit in a clever rebuttal which is printed in the Morning Gazette An increasingly vitriolic and very public argument ensues between the two men which is eagerly document 25 starsThis book should have been a slam dunk for me Historical mystery Great Set in the Regency period Even better A dark intelligent sardonic hero with potential hidden depths My favorite kind A courageous independent heroine Bring it And yet in spite of being the sort of thing #I should love the book didn t pull me in like it should haveI think what kept #should love the book didn t pull me in like it should haveI think what kept from fully engaging with the book is that the main characters didn t completely come alive for me The author makes the strategic decision not to delve too deeply into the pasts of her hero and heroine so that the reader only ets a partial view of what has shaped them into the people they are She seems to be setting the hook to encourage the readers to pick up future books in the series to learn about them but that choice left me feeling a bit disconnected from the two of them Particularly Wrexford Penrose Dead-End Road Mysteries gives a little insight into what makes Charlotte tick To make up for the light characterization the book needed to have an engrossing plot The mystery was reasonably well constructed with a few red herrings but it wasn t very complex It wasn t until the last third of the book when Wrexford and Charlotte start to actively confront their suspects that I reallyot drawn into the story I finished the novel because I wanted to find out what happened but it certainly wasn t the kind of book I couldn t put down For me this book was just OK People who are looking for a new historical mystery series to read might want to Hear the Wolves give it a try though I may have been spoiled by C S Harris s terrific Sebastian St Cyr mysteries The comparison to that series in the book s description is appropriate in terms of the setting but Harris s novels are much richer in terms of character and plot An eARC of this novel was provided by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I miving up on this one for now Although I really like the premise the language is bothering me Some of it is anachronistic for example the author keeps using awfully which was not recorded as an intensifier until some 20 years later than this book purports to take place some just feels very stilted and unnatural they said this in the Regency period so I ll put it in And the hero just feels too stereotypically bad boy hero ish. London’s most popular satirical cartoonist AJ uill skewers them both But then the clergyman is found slain in a church his face burned by chemicals his throat slashed ear to ear and Wrexford finds himself the chief suspec. .
Ween Charlotte and Wrexford they do develop a friendship and I hope it will develop into a romance over the course of the series We do see a bit of softening in Wrexford over the course of the bookThe secondary characters in the book are also Valors Measure great and it will be fun to watch theirrowth over the course of the series There is Wrexford s valet cum lab assistant who is smart and sassy Then there is Wrexford s friend who is always short of funds and isn t thought to be particularly intelligent We also have a Scot doctor who does the autopsies and is ifted at interpreting what he is finding Oh
of St Cyr Mysteries their Scot anatomist The mystery is full of twists and turns and people with intertwining plots You ll have a time figuring out who murderer is and how all of the plots fit together I reuested and received this book at no cost to me and volunteered to read it my review is my honest opinion and iven without any influence by the author or publisher It took about a third of the book to know for sure but I loved this first entry in the WrexfordSloan Regency mystery series Lots of new characters along with villains victims scientific puzzles and mystical alchemy references Plus Newton and friends Excellent series looking forward to a new binge 45 stars While combing through the catalog of titles on Netgalley I happened to come across this one and admittedly was captivated by the cover I am not really sure why I mean it s not like it s really that new and eye catchingI feel like I ve seen a ton of books with similar titles that I was passed by in favor of something eye catchingBut for some reason I paused on this one long enough to read the summary Again nothing terribly fresh but yet it sounded like just the thing I was looking forsomething predictable I was dying to read Very much written in the way of Americans writing British historical enre fiction which may or may not ring your bell eg random use of bloodybloody hell in a Regency setting does not imbue text with authentic Britishness and I really wish people would stop doing it Or just ask someone British does this sound right I also have serious issues with phonetic dialogue for lower class characters for multiple reasons one of which is that unless you use the phonetic alphabet it doesn t work for anyone who doesn t share your pronunciation London urchins saying you as ye is not meaningful to me Unless they re Scottish Are they Scottish Plus characters in the early 1800s twice telling each other to cut to the chase It refers to making movies what else could it possibly meanNone of this may bother other readers but it ot in my way too much for enjoyment and the plot and characters didn t overcome that #so noping out at 19% Murder on Black Swan Lane by Andrea Penrose is a 2017 Kensington publication A thrilling #noping out at 19% Murder on Black Swan Lane by Andrea Penrose is a 2017 Kensington publication A thrilling Regency period mystery series AJ uills is a political satirist sketching scathing cartoons which often make his subjects suirm However most people are unaware that AJ uills is not at all the person they believe him to be When the Earl of Wrexford becomes the primary suspect in a murder investigation he is unnerved by uill s sketches which would suggest the artist was either on the scene of the crime or has inside information Once his informers have located the enigmatic cartoonist Wrexford is surprised to makeShades Of St Cyr Mysteries
acuaintance of Charlotte Sloane Seeing his Wrexford agrees to keep her secret if she will help him clear his name Thus begins an uneasy alliance between the pair But as the mystery behind the murder deepens suggesting a secret club could be responsible Charlotte and Wrexford become a solid if unlikely detective team Andrea Penrose is the pseudonym for Cara Elliott and Andrea Pickens who has written a fair amount of Regency period romance novels. Ckless behavior He does not suffer fools ladly So when pompous pious Reverend Josiah Holworthy publicly condemns him for debauchery Wrexford unsheathes his rapier sharp wit and strikes back As their war of words escalates.The Acuaintance Of Charlotte Sloane Seeing His