Deadly Engagement: A Georgian Historical Mystery ePUB


Deadly Engagement: A Georgian Historical Mystery (Alec Halsey Crimance) It sCareer diplomat Alec Halsey returns to London and the shocking news his estranged elder brother, the Earl of Delvin, has not only killed his friend in a duel but become engaged to the woman he had hoped to marry To learn about the suspect duel, Alec reluctantly attends a weekend house party to celebrate his brother s engagement House guests get than they bargained for when a lady s maid is murdered, the bride to be attacked, and a guest is shot dead Alec uncovers a connection between these sinister acts and his brother s duel He must also confront a cruel twist of fate that explains why his brother loathes him and will go to any lengths to discredit him in Polite Society This was recommended to my by two friends, and I am so glad that I listened I loved this, and I m delighted to discover that Lucinda Brant has not only written another one, but she s got a backlist for me to read too.What did I love Firstly, the Georgian time period in all its Hogarthian glory It s bawdy, it s a time of fascinating politics, of outrageous clothes, of dirt and grime and drink and excess and poverty, and Lucinda Brant gives us a whiff of it all Then I loved the characters and there were lots of them, and the fact that they got lots of on stage time along with Alec, the main man Loved Uncle Plant in particular, and I m keen to see of the shadowy apothecary s apprentice, Tam Then I loved the wit So often in period romances and I know this isn t only a romance there s no humour Lucinda Brant does great humour, her characters are witty, and the situations they find themselves in often almost slaptstick funny I kept wishing this had been made into a film, though only one I could see after I d read the book of course Oh yes, and then there was the mystery complicated, and unravelled a bit to fast at the end, but nice and tangled up and with lots of potential for some of the threads to come back and haunt Alec in the next book I m not going to say what I thought of Alec except whoah Excellently entertaining, witty, clever and really well written book, highly recommended And I can t wait to get my hands on the next one. I m giving five stars for Deadly Engagement since I enjoyed this well written story very much and I loved getting to know the characters I liked the way Alec was a Georgian detective, but his love entanglements and personal demons made him a flawed hero And they are always the best heroes to read about.I did wonder about the ladies being swathed in yards of black silk and veils when widowed etc I do think this a Victorian tradition and in fact, the Georgians had a relaxed attitude about death Their mourning colours were white as well as black Also, I puzzled why Alec wasn t Lord Alec since he was the son of an earl but the reason he s known as plain Mr Halsey became apparent at the beginning and this made the story even intriguing.I m now considering buying the second book in the series Unfortunately, I really don t like paying than 3 for a Kindle book, so it will be a tussle between my desire to read and my pocket.However, I still recommend Deadly Engagement for lovers of Georgian romance. I ve read everything available by Lucinda Brant because I think her writing is vastly superior to so much else that is around I didn t know what to expect from the Alec Halsey mysteries don t expect PC Plod or a georgian gumshoe but the way the story and mystery unfolds is fascinating There is a wealth of information to take in, and characters to keep straight, and yes, there is a romance, too I am about to embark on the second novel, and would recommend it to anyone who likes detailed historical stories, even when some of it attitudes to servants and lower classes, for example are not easy reading, but true nonetheless not so different today

  • Hardcover
  • Deadly Engagement: A Georgian Historical Mystery (Alec Halsey Crimance)
  • Lucinda Brant
  • 18 March 2017
  • 0987243047

About the Author: Lucinda Brant

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