Saturday, 21 April 2018

The Killing Site (Liberty Lane, #9)The Killing Site by Caro Peacock
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

London 1847 and Liberty Lane is attending a dinner at a townhouse when she disappears. Meanwhile her husband Robert Carmichael is sent to the Continent presumably by the kidnappers. Their friends Tabby and Amos try to determine what is happening and why.
An enjoyable mystery which can be read as a standalone story.
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Mr. Darcy's Bride(s): A Pride and Prejudice VagaryMr. Darcy's Bride(s): A Pride and Prejudice Vagary by Regina Jeffers
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

What could possibly go wrong when Elizabeth Bennet decides to impersonate her sister Jane at her marriage to William Collins. A marriage arranged by Mrs Bennet to take place in town while her husband lies ill. An enjoyable fast paced story and well-written. Probably more of a 3.5 rating.

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Friday, 20 April 2018

Beyond Oakham Mount: A Pride and Prejudice Novella Variation (Pemberley Departures, #1.5)Beyond Oakham Mount: A Pride and Prejudice Novella Variation by Sophia Meredith
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The story continues with the marriage of Darcy and Elizabeth, and eventually everyone arriving at Pemberley. I found the couple and their marriage much to sweet and perfect, without any friction to counteract this. As this is in itself a sequel I still disliked the portrayal of who is now Mary Collins.

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The Long Silence: A 1920s' Hollywood noir mystery (A Tom Collins Mystery #1)The Long Silence: A 1920s' Hollywood noir mystery by Gerard O'Donovan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

1922 Hollywood and film producer William Desmond Taylor has been found dead. Chief suspect is star, Mabel Normand. But Mack Sennett, producer, wants her proven innocent. That's where Tom Collins comes in. Coerced by Sennet, Collins starts his investigation.
This is the first book in a series of ex-cop Collins mysteries and a good start. Well-written and an enjoyable read. I look forward to reading more.
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Duty Demands: A Pride and Prejudice VariationDuty Demands: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Elaine Owen
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

While visiting Hunsford parsonage Elizabeth is informed that her father is dying. After his death Darcy approaches Gardiner for Elizabeth's hand and a quick marriage, while giving financial support to the rest of her family. Which Elizabeth agrees to. Can such an unfortunate start to a marriage bring happiness to either of them and for them to overcome all their misunderstandings.
A well-written enjoyable story.

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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Letter from RamsgateLetter from Ramsgate by Suzan Lauder
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Mrs Gardiner is invited to spend time in Ramsgate by her good friend Lady Edwina. Due to business obligations Elizabeth attends her instead of Mr. Gardiner. There Elizabeth is introduced to Georgiana Darcy and her companion Mrs Younge. Soon Elizabeth becomes aware of the unrealistic romantic sensibilites that Miss Darcy has towards Wickham. Can an elopement be prevented, and what does happen when Darcy and Elizabeth meet again at Meryton and Rosings.
An enjoyable story, if sometimes too long in the various character's introspection and I am still not sure if Darcy deserves Elizabeth. Actually I am convinced he does not and is not a romantic hero.

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Finders Killers (Wallace Mack #3)Finders Killers by Dan Ames
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

When Doug Brooks is attacked and then disappears his wife Nora contacts old friend and former FBI profiler Wallace Mack for help. Brooks is not the first and will not be the last, but why?
An interesting quick read

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