Review: The Queen’s Accomplice (Maggie Hope Mystery #6) by Susan Elia MacNeal

I’ve been a fan of Maggie Hope for quite some time now. I read the first book when it came out and fell in love with that sassy red head.

Over the years, Maggie’s adventures have been one part spy and one part detective/mystery series. Maggie has also evolved immensely as a character which if both exciting and at times a little sad when you look back on how much she has changed over the course of the books.

In this book,┬áthere is a madman on the loose, systematically murdering women in the fashion of Jack the Ripper. Dubbed ‘The Blackout Beast’ by the press and the women of London disappearing only to turn up mutilated, Maggie is recruited by MI-5 to assist on the case.

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Review: Dark Road to Darjeeling (Lady Julia Grey #4) by Deanna Raybourn

Fall is the perfect time to read a good mystery…..my fall reading is always full of mysteries, thrillers, suspense, and detective novel.

We have had a few foggy mornings here in the Pacific Northwest so I couldn’t help but read yet another Lady Julia mystery!

This book finds the newly married Lady Julia and her husband, Nicholas Brisbane, enjoying their honeymoon abroad when a couple of Julia’s siblings show up and beg them to join them on the road to India.

Julia’s sister, Portia, is sure that her long time friend and lover, Jane, is in danger. Jane recently abandoned Portia for a more ‘conventional life’ with Freddy Cavendish in India. When Freddy turns up dead under mysterious circumstance leaving his pregnant wife Jane alone in a foreign lan, Portia fears something sinister is afoot.

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Review: Midsummer Night (Lady Julia Grey #3.5) by Deanna Raybourn

So I rarely do anything by halves…..especially when it comes to reading! Though I tend to shy away from novellas because I always feel they are incomplete or just fluff but something compelled me to read this Lady Julia novella.

On one hand, it was simply fluff but on the other hand I wanted to read in detail about Lady Julia and Brisbane’s wedding so I spent the $1.99 and bought the novella!

This ‘mystery’ basically covers the days leading up to the wedding with a little case of hidden identity thrown in. Lady Julia wants nothing more than to marry her friend and sort of colleague, Nicholas Brisbane.

The wedding is happening at her father’s estate on Midsummer Night. All of English society is going to be there, even the gypsies have made camp on her father’s land hoping for an invitation to the nuptials.

Even a former villain makes an appearance hoping to score big with all the wealth staying at the Abbey.

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Review: Silent on the Moor (Lady Julia Grey #3) by Deanna Raybourn

Yes people, I am reading yet another Deanna Raybourn book. Sometimes it just so happens that I find a great series and fall in love with the characters and simply must binge read all the books in the series!

Which is exactly what’s happened here….I’ve fallen in love with Lady Julia and I think this is my favorite in the series so far!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Wuthering Heights and anything set on ‘the moors’ so based on this book’s title, I knew I was going to love this one!

In this book, Lady Julia has decided once and for all to put a label on her relationship with her sort of partner, Nicholas Brisbane.

Throughout the previous books, there has been an electric relationship forming between the two and though they have a basic understanding, neither of them are ready to make any kind of grande gesture or define their relationship.

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Review: A Perilous Undertaking (Veronica Speedwell #2) by Deanna Raybourn

So as many of you might have noticed, I have been on a Deanna Raybourn book binge read!

I first discovered Raybourn’s books a few years ago when I read Night of a Thousand Stars, which I thought was pretty good as a stand alone book.

It wasn’t until last year that I rediscovered Raybourn and picked up the first Veronica Speedwell book and absolutely fell in love with the series.

Needless to say, I’ve been waiting a long time for this book to come out…..I literally couldn’t wait until January for it to come out, fortunately for me I got my hands on an ARC of the next book!

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