Monday, 22 January 2018

The Shadow of Anubis: A Pride and Prejudice Variation NovelThe Shadow of Anubis: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Novel by Adele Dixon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The price of Mr. Bennet's investment in the expedition of Darcy and Bingley to Egypt is that Jane and Elizabeth have to go with them.
A reasonable enough story, but not with a lot of grow up interaction between Darcy and Elizabeth. Concerned that only Mrs Bennet thought it was necessary that they had a chaperone on the expedition.
2.5 rating rounded up to 3

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Ravensdene CourtRavensdene Court by J.S. Fletcher
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

1912 England and the murder of two brothers at the same time and in different locations confounds the police. This is only the start of the story.
An enjoyable mystery with its twists but there was a lot of re-telling throughout the story which did slow the pace somewhat.

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Sunday, 21 January 2018

Forty Dead Men (Alafair Tucker, #10)Forty Dead Men by Donis Casey
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

1918 and Alafair is happy that son, George Washington Tucker, has come home safely from the war. A few days later he meets Holly Johnson who is on a journey to discover what happened to her husband.
Although a well-written story it just didn't catch my imagination and it all felt a bit flat.
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Elizabeth's Folly: A Pride and Prejudice Intimate VariationElizabeth's Folly: A Pride and Prejudice Intimate Variation by Petra Belmonte
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Mr Gardiner and Elizabeth ennet travel to gretna Green looking for Wickham and Lydia. Where they find Mr. Darcy. What scandal does Elizabeth bring to the Bennet family.
Interesting enough to read to the end.


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Blood Debts (Leonidas the Gladiator Mysteries #1)Blood Debts by Ashley Gardner
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

AD63 Rome and Leonidas, former gladiator discovers a body. With the aid of his slave Cassia they aim to solve the death.
A novella which introduces us to the characters for this new series. An enjoyabole read and I look forward to the series.

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Saturday, 20 January 2018

Lady Vernon and Her Daughter: A Jane Austen NovelLady Vernon and Her Daughter: A Jane Austen Novel by Jane Rubino
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a variation of Jane Austen's Lady Susan. A very enjoyable, well-writen story which I look forward to reading again.

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Dry Bones (Jennie Redhead Mystery #2)Dry Bones by Sally Spencer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

St. Luke's College, Oxford, in 1974 two bodies are discovered in an old air shaft. Charlie Swift, bursar, employs his friend and private investigator Jennie Redhead to discover who they are. Tests reveal that one had probably died sixty years previously and the other forty year ago. So the story moves between these three time periods, but what scandals does Jennie expose to have caused these deaths.
A good mystery though I am ambivalent about the characters.
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